In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the passage of the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which would require adults to sign for vaping products delivered by mail. The legislation also implements new safeguards, such as age verification requirements that would prevent the online sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. They also discuss the Senate movement of FY2020 appropriations, before the current continuing resolution expires November 21.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sits down with Matthew Clarke, Director of Creative Placemaking for the Trust for Public Land to discuss how Matthew became involved in urban creative placemaking. They discuss his influences as an architect and urban space creator, as well as Clarke’s latest book The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking in the Parks, a how-to resource for community development.
In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the latest from Capitol Hill and recent hearings on e-cigarettes, vaccines, and emergency preparedness.
Later in the program, Emily Yox, NACCHO’s program analyst for global health, sits down with Dr. Umair Shah, former NACCHO President and Executive Director for Harris County Public Health in Texas, to discuss several health department programs that were inspired by successful global health work. Dr. Shah discusses two interventions specifically around mosquito and vector control that were initially carried out in India, Brazil, and Australia before being adopted by Harris County to align with their specific needs.
In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss the continuing resolution signed by President Trump that will keep the federal government funded through November 21. They also discuss how Congress is dealing with the youth vaping epidemic, and the latest news related to the mysterious vaping illness.
Later in the program, Ian sits down with Francis Higgins, NACCHO’s Injury and Violence Prevention Program Analyst, to discuss NACCHO’s Environmental Scan Report. The Environmental Scan looks at local health department prevention activities related to the opioid epidemic, and Francis shares the report’s findings and how local health departments can use it as a vital resource to understand the epidemic.