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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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Now displaying: April, 2021
Apr 29, 2021

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss President Biden’s first address to Congress. They also discuss the FDA decision to prohibit the sale of menthol flavors in tobacco products, and the Biden Administration’s latest guidelines for medication-assisted treatment.

Later in the program, Ian speaks with Dr. Nisha Nataraj, a statistician on the  Applied Research, Evaluation, and Integration team in the Division of Overdose Prevention at the CDC, and Dr. Mark Roberts, professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh. They discuss their collaborative effort to build the Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiologic Dynamics (FRED) simulator for opioid use disorder and overdose, and how local health departments can use the FRED tool to simulate the disease progression of prescription and illicit opioid use disorder.

Apr 15, 2021

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the release of President Biden’s FY2022 Skinny Budget request to Congress. They also review congressional priorities for the next month, and the release of a CDC report that showed an increase in opioid overdose deaths. 

Later in the program, Ian speaks with Susan Pinnock, nursing supervisor for the maternal, child, and family program at the Washington County Health Department. They discuss how maternal and child health programs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and collaborative efforts among maternal and child health programs with infectious disease and preparedness programs. 

Apr 1, 2021
In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the latest confirmed Biden administration health nominees. They also discuss the Transgender Day of Visibility and funding announcements for local health departments.
 
Later in the program, Ian spoke with two members of the Boston Public Health Commission: Director of Environmental and Occupational Health Division Paul Shoemaker and Program Supervisor for the Environmental and Occupational Health Division Stephanie Seller. They discuss the lead landscape in Boston and how the health department is working with other government agencies and non-profits to eradicate lead poisoning.
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