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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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Mar 19, 2020

On this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, sheltering-in-place NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the government actions taken since the president declared a national emergency. They also discuss how funding is being distributed to state health departments and directly-funded local health departments over the next few weeks.

Later in the program, Ian sits down with Barbara Marsh, Assistant to the Health Commissioner, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, OH. They discuss how her health department has been able to curb the opioid epidemic in the community, and   how members of her local health department deal with substance-use tragedies as members of the community.

Mar 5, 2020

On this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the $8.3 billion COVID-19 emergency supplemental package that passed the House and is up for a vote in the Senate. They also give a recap of NACCHO’s Week of Congressional Action where public health advocates took to Capitol Hill to discuss public health funding and priorities.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Assistant Director for Active Design at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua Langham. He spoke about his focus on increasing opportunities for physical activity and overall health through the design of the built environment. 

Feb 20, 2020

In this week’s Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss NACCHO’s Leadership Week and how you can participate in NACCHO’s Virtual Hill Day to advocate for public health programs. They also discuss the local health department response to COVID-19 and how NACCHO is reporting back to Congress and the Administration about local health department activities.    

Later in the program, Ian sits down with Dr. Jennifer Carroll, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Elon University to discuss her new book Narkomania, which considers if a person is predisposed to substance use disorders. They also discuss her background in substance use, harm reduction, and overdose prevention. 

Feb 6, 2020

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the latest from Washington, DC and the novel coronavirus outbreak. They also discuss the State of the Union address, as well as a hearing on e-cigarettes. 

Later in the program, Ian sits down with Molly McNamara, Training Officer at Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Carol Moehrle, Health Director at the Idaho North Central District, to talk about Public Health 3.0, and what it means to be a Community Health Strategist.

Jan 22, 2020

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus from China. They also cover this year’s NACCHO 360 conference in Denver, July 7–9, and the CDC’s rollout of the Active People, Health Nation Initiative, designed to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027.

Later in the program, Emily Yox, NACCHO’s program analyst for global health, sits down with America Bracho, MD, MPH, of Latino Health Access, and Ginger Lee of Long Beach Department of Health & Human ServicesAmerica discusses how she formed Latino Health Access in 1993 as one of the first place-based interventions in the United States. This program uses Promotores or community health workers, to help improve health outcomes among Latinos in Santa Ana. As the program began to grow, America partnered with Ginger and the local health department on a number of initiatives, and they continue to see improvements in areas such as diabetes, mental health, and nutrition.

Jan 22, 2020

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus from China. They also cover this year’s NACCHO 360 conference in Denver, July 7–9, and the CDC’s rollout of the Active People, Health Nation Initiative, designed to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027.

Later in the program, Emily Yox, NACCHO’s program analyst for global health, sits down with America Bracho, MD, MPH, of Latino Health Access, and Ginger Lee of Long Beach Department of Health & Human ServicesAmerica discusses how she formed Latino Health Access in 1993 as one of the first place-based interventions in the United States. This program uses Promotores or community health workers, to help improve health outcomes among Latinos in Santa Ana. As the program began to grow, America partnered with Ginger and the local health department on a number of initiatives, and they continue to see improvements in areas such as diabetes, mental health, and nutrition.

Jan 16, 2020

Ian Goldstein interviews Betty Duggan, director of the New York City Medical Reserve Corps. They discuss how she came into her role as director in a large metropolitan area. She shares how she was able to recruit over 4,000 new MRC volunteers, and talks about some of the activities and exercises developed to enhance New York City’s preparedness readiness.

Jan 9, 2020

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the FY2020 appropriations bill that was signed into law before the holiday break. They also review NACCHO’s 2020 Legislative Agenda and how public health advocates can take their priorities to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Finally, they discuss the Trump Administration’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) e-cigarettes final guidance.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein interviews Betty Duggan, director of the New York City Medical Reserve Corps. They discuss how she came into her role as director in a large metropolitan area. She shares how she was able to recruit over 4,000 new MRC volunteers, and talks about some of the activities and exercises developed to enhance New York City’s preparedness readiness.

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