In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 and how that will affect appropriations bills for FY2020. They also discuss the final “public charge” rule from the Trump Administration. Finally, they discuss August recess and how you can get involved in public health advocacy.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Public Health Director for Kentucky River District Health Department Scott Lockard. They discuss the implementation of the department’s needle exchange program and how other health departments can replicate positive health outcomes. They also discuss the challenges and community buy-in for the project.