On this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the passage of the FY2019 Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education bill that was combined with the Department of Defense. They also discuss the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Advancing Innovations Act that passed the House and a deal on the opioid bills passed by the House and Senate.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Director at Seattle & King County Patty Hayes to discuss her health department's response to the opioid epidemic. Hayes discussed how the health department has implemented syringe service programs to reduce infectious disease outbreak.
In this week's Podcast from Washington Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the FY2019 LHHS bill that was passed by the Senate last week and heads to the House for final passage next week and on to the President's desk. They also discuss NACCHO's 2019 Legislative Agenda.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at USDA Anne Hazlett. They discussed the opioid epidemic and its effects on rural communities. They also discuss broadband development and how USDA plans to bring tools and resources to rural communities across the country.
In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss preparedness resources for Hurricane Florence. They also discuss the pending Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education bill that will come up for a vote in the Senate next week. Finally, they discuss the FDA crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors.
Later in the Podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with the founder of the Homeland Preparedness Project Bill Ray. They discussed preparedness and response efforts in Alvin, TX during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and how local health departments can bolster their preparedness efforts for an extreme weather event.
In this week's Podcast from Washington Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the FY2019 Appropriations bills passed by the Senate, which now must be conferenced with the House. They also discuss the opioids package passed in the House, and the Senate's opioid package.
Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Assistant Commissioner for Preparedness and Response at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They discuss preparedness efforts in a large urban environment.