In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss Congress’ return to Capitol Hill after Labor Day to tackle appropriations for FY2020 that begins October 1. They also discuss the proposed rule change to 42 CFR Part 2, regarding mental health records sharing. Finally, they discuss the Surgeon General’s latest campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of marijuana for teens and pregnant women.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Stephen Redd. They discussed the threat of a global pandemic and the ability of the US to respond to an outbreak. They also discussed climate change and how communities can better prepare for natural and manmade disasters.
In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 and how that will affect appropriations bills for FY2020. They also discuss the final “public charge” rule from the Trump Administration. Finally, they discuss August recess and how you can get involved in public health advocacy.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Public Health Director for Kentucky River District Health Department Scott Lockard. They discuss the implementation of the department’s needle exchange program and how other health departments can replicate positive health outcomes. They also discuss the challenges and community buy-in for the project.