In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Senate Appropriations Committee’s release of its FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill. They also discuss the federal crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes and the latest news on the vaping illness.
Later in the program, Emily Yox sits down for a Skype interview with Duncan Stephenson, the Deputy Chief Executive for the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom to discuss his Health on High Street project. This model uses data to score shops found on UK High Streets to create a measure to determine the “healthiness or unhealthiness” of 70 UK towns and cities. This model is now migrating to the United States to rank the healthiness or unhealthiness of U.S. main streets, with a final report coming out in early 2020. They discuss the catalyst behind starting this work, how they scored and ranked the streets, and its adaptation within the U.S. context.