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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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Oct 26, 2017

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the President's declaration of a public health emergency to combat the rising opioid epidemic. They also discuss the Murray-Alexander ACA stabilization bill, and a congressional roundtable discussion on gun violence.

NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health Dr. Umair Shah is this week’s guest on the NACCHO Podcast Series. Dr. Shah described his harrowing experience balancing his leadership role in public health and as a victim of Hurricane Harvey that ravaged his community and jurisdiction in Harris County, TX. Dr. Shah talked about the importance of public health emergency preparedness and hospital system preparedness programs that were integral in the response and recovery efforts following the hurricane.

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2 Comments
  • almost three weeks ago
    Laura Hanen
    Great podcast highlighting the amazing work of local health departments to keep their communities healthy and safe! The NACCHO staff thanks our Board President, Dr. Umair Shah, for his engaged leadership during such a challenging time for his staff and community.
  • almost three weeks ago
    Heidi Wilson
    This is a really well done pod cast. Thank you NACCHO! I enjoy to start with policy analysis, and great interview with Dr. Shaw.