In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the partial government shutdown and what it means for public health. They also discuss the start of the 116th Congress and the confirmation of Director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy Jim Carroll.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein spoke via telephone with Stephanie Black Medical Director with the Communicable Disease Program in the Chicago Department of Public Health and Michael Craig Senior Advisor for CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit. They discuss the current state of antimicrobial resistance in the US. They also discuss the CDC’s AMR Challenge and how local health departments can get involved.