In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the President's declaration of a public health emergency to combat the rising opioid epidemic. They also discuss the Murray-Alexander ACA stabilization bill, and a congressional roundtable discussion on gun violence.
NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health Dr. Umair Shah is this week’s guest on the NACCHO Podcast Series. Dr. Shah described his harrowing experience balancing his leadership role in public health and as a victim of Hurricane Harvey that ravaged his community and jurisdiction in Harris County, TX. Dr. Shah talked about the importance of public health emergency preparedness and hospital system preparedness programs that were integral in the response and recovery efforts following the hurricane.
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In this week’s Podcast from Washington update, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss changes made by Executive Order to the Affordable Care Act. Also, NACCHO Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs Dr. Oscar Alleyne is on the program to give an update on hurricane and wildfire relief efforts by local health departments.
Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi. The two discuss public health strategic priorities in Boston including, health equity, strengthening activities around the opioid epidemic, and strengthening health care partnerships.