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The NACCHO Podcast series provides public health professionals with in-depth interviews featuring some of the field's top officials. Listeners can also learn the latest news from Washington, DC with our bi-weekly "Podcast From Washington."
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Jun 7, 2018

In this week's Podcast from Washington Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act and NACCHO's Congressional testimony presented by Executive Director for Harris County Public Health Dr. Umair Shah. They also discuss the FDA tobacco comment extension, and the rescission package in the House.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Public Health Director at the Middleton Board of Health and State Association of County and City Health Official Derek Fullerton to talk about their new opioid toolkit for all local health departments in Massachusetts. The toolkit contains best practices around opioids. They also discuss newly legalized cannabis in the state. 

May 16, 2018

On this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the second markup of opioid bills in the House, as well as appropriations for FY2019. Eli explains the rescission package and farm bill reauthorization.

Later in the podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Dr. Robert Kadlec. Dr. Kadlec discussed his four priority areas as the ASPR. Dr. Kadlec also talked about how small-to-medium-sized health departments can develop a smart emergency management plan.

May 3, 2018

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss opioid related bills marked up in the House and Senate. They also discuss the reauthorization of the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2013. 

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Officer and Administrator for the Monroe County Health Department Bob Eadie. Bob and Ian discuss the public health impacts of Hurricane Irma that hit the Florida Keys in August 2017. They discuss lessons learned as well as how local public health can develop plans for extreme weather conditions in the future.

Apr 5, 2018

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Omnibus funding for FY2018. They also discuss a hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee concerning the opioid epidemic, where NACCHO member and Health Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department Dr. Michael Kilkenny testified about how his health department has dealt with the opioid epidemic.

Later in the program, Ian sat down with NACCHO Lead Research Scientist and Director of Research Nick Williams to discuss the Forces of Change Survey, a yearly survey containing new findings on the forces that are affecting the nation’s local health departments (LHDs).

Carol Moehrle from the Idaho North Central District joined the conversation by phone to talk about her health department's experience with the Forces of Change survey and why it is vital that local health departments participate in the survey.

Mar 8, 2018

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss NACCHO's Week of Congressional Action as well as new policy statements approved by NACCHO's Board of Directors. They also discuss the White House Opioid Summit and a NACCHO meeting with the Surgeon General.

Later in the Podcast, Ian Goldstein is joined by Health Director of the Middle Brook Regional Health Commission and NACCHO President-elect Kevin Sumner. They discuss local health issues at the health department including the opioid epidemic and ways that the Middle Brook looks to combat addiction.

Feb 15, 2018

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein are back after a brief hiatus to discuss the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Found out how much funding Congress will appropriate to public health programs in the FY2018 and FY2019 appropriations budget. 

Next, Eli and Ian discuss the President's FY2019 budget proposal that Congress has said is "dead on arrival." Find out what's in the budget proposal along with the proposed cuts to the CDC and HHS. 

Finally, Eli and Ian talk about NACCHO's Week of Congressional Action where you can find out how to get involved in public health advocacy without leaving your local health department!

Jan 12, 2018

On this week’s episode of “Podcast from Washington,” NACCHO Government Affairs staff Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discussed the confirmation hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary. They also discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization and a continuing resolution to fund the government after January 19.

Later in the program, NACCHO’s Kabaye Diriba and Chevelle Glymph discuss the Medical Reserve Corps 2017 Profile Study. 

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