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When Partnerships Improve Health: How San Antonio’s Mayor and Health Commissioner Implemented CityHealth Policies Together

When we talk about partnerships that truly impact health, we think of leaders like San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and his health commissioner, Dr. Colleen Bridger. Mayor Nirenberg and Dr. Bridger embraced the tools and resources of our CityHealth initiative to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco age to 21; expand access to high-quality… Read more »

Working with Congress on Health Issues: Tips from Senator Kaine

How can health officials and other advocates partner with federal, state, and local policymakers to advance public health? Senator Tim Kaine sat down with de Beaumont Senior Fellow Karen Remley to offer practical tips for state health officials and others for an “ASTHO Experts” segment. Dr. Remley served as Virginia’s health commissioner from 2008 to… Read more »

New Toolkit for Governors Aims to Advance Policies that Improve Health

Because of term limits or retirements, 17 states had no incumbent nominee for governor in November 2018. In all, 20 states elected new governors, and 8 saw a change in political party as well. More than 150 million Americans are beginning 2019 with new leadership presiding over the factors that influence their health, including education,… Read more »

One Millennial Making Change in Governmental Public Health

by Cora Burgoyne, Unified Government Public Health Department, Kansas City, Kansas Note from Lizzie Corcoran: I met Cora at APHA annual 2018, when her professor and mentor from her MPH program, Tanya Honderick, brought her to meet some de Beaumont staff and talk about the public health governmental workforce pipeline. I was so pleased and… Read more »

Apply now for the BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge is now accepting applications to support up to 17 innovative collaboratives that include a community-based organization, hospital or health system, and public health department working together in dynamic ways to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Inclusion of additional cross-sector partners such as health plans, businesses, foundations,… Read more »