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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Podcast Series features in-depth interviews with top public health officials.

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Podcast from Washington: Interview with Jennifer Kiger from Harris County Public Health
12:54

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the House passage of the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Education appropriations bill and the public health implications. They also discuss NACCHO Annual 2019 activities.  

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Chief of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Harris County Public Health Jennifer Kiger. They discussed the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and the value of storytelling when it comes to emergency preparedness. They also discussed the chemical plant fire in eastern Harris County that happened in March.  

Jun 27, 2019
Podcast from Washington: A Conversation with the Cabell-Huntington - WV Health Department
23:45
In this week’s episode of the Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the movement of four House FY2020 appropriations bills packaged into a minibus. They also discuss the long-awaited passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards and Advancing Innovations Act reauthorization. 
 
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with a panel of local health professionals from the Cabell-Huntington Health Department in West Virginia. They discussed the health department efforts to control a Hepatitis A outbreak, and how the opioid epidemic has affected those efforts. The panel also discussed the need for community partnerships to manage the outbreak response.
Jun 13, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Jeff Schlegelmilch
16:40

On this week’s episode of the NACCHO Podcast Series, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss Memorial Day recess and items the Congress will have to take up when they return next week. The House will have to pass the Senate version of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovations Act. They also discuss the Department of Health and Human Services proposed rule that would roll back health care protections for transgender patients.  

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with the Deputy Director for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute Jeff Schlegelmilch. They discussed understanding the nation’s readiness to prepare for and respond to disasters, with a focus on children. They discussed data collection of past hurricanes and the gulf oil spill, looking at long-term impacts, particularly in children and their adverse childhood experiences.  

May 30, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Amanda Hunter Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness
11:03

On this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein discusses NACCHO Model Practice award winners and de Beaumont Foundation’s 40 Under 40 in Public Health. He also talks about the disaster relief package and public health infrastructure bills introduced in the House. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Hospital Preparedness Coordinator for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Amanda Hunter. They discussed Hepatitis A outbreaks in the Louisville area and the role of the hospital preparedness coordinator. They also discussed the role of the hospital preparedness coordinator in a mass casualty event.  

May 16, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Amanda Hunter Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness

On this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein discusses NACCHO Model Practice award winners and de Beaumont Foundation’s 40 Under 40 in Public Health. He also talks about the disaster relief package and public health infrastructure bills introduced in the House. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Hospital Preparedness Coordinator for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Amanda Hunter. They discussed Hepatitis A outbreaks in the Louisville area and the role of the hospital preparedness coordinator. They also discuss the role of the hospital preparedness coordinator in a mass casualty event.  

May 16, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Broward County's Terri Sudden
19:17

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the House Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS), and Education appropriations bill that seeks to boost federal funding for public health programs. They also discuss the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) in the House.  

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Broward County Health Department Terri Sudden. Sudden talks about her health departments response to two mass shootings; one at the Ft. Lauderdale airport, and the mass shooting that took place at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018.  

May 02, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Healthcare Ready Executive Director Dr. Nicolette Louissaint
17:00

On this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss a vaccine resolution passed by the Senate. They also discuss the introduction of a comprehensive House bill that would ban flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes, including menthol, as well as raise the minimum age of purchase for tobacco products to 21.  

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready Dr. Nicolette Louissaint. They discussed how the Healthcare Ready project came about and how local health departments can utilize private partnerships in their preparedness activities. They also discussed steps in making governments and healthcare providers response ready. 

Apr 19, 2019
Podcast from Washington: TFAH Director of Government Relations Dara Lieberman
13:29

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the Public Health Preparedness Summit that took place in St. Louis, MO. They also discuss events surrounding National Public Health Week.  

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) Director of Government Relations Dara Lieberman. They discussed TFAH’s report “Ready or Not,” and how the report has been received. They also discussed the importance of advocacy for public health at the federal level and strategies to help public health workers tell their stories to bring attention to their work and advocate for increased public health funding. 

Apr 04, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Forces of Change 2018 Survey with Dr. Debra Dekker and Claude Alix-Jacob
23:15

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein provides a run-down of the week in public health in Washington including a new CDC report that shows HIV prevention has stalled in recent years. He also discusses the House effort to pass a universal background checks bill, and a hearing on the measles outbreak in 10 states. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Director of Evaluation for NACCHO Dr. Debra Dekker. They discuss the 2018 Forces of Change Survey that reports on the challenges facing local health departments. They are joined via telephone by Claude Alix-Jacob, Chief Public Health Officer of Cambridge Public Health Department who shares his story about using Forces of Change data.

Feb 28, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Forces of Change 2018 Survey with Dr. Debra Dekker and Claude Alix-Jacob

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein provides a run-down of the week in public health in Washington including a new CDC report that shows HIV prevention has stalled in recent years. He also discusses the House effort to pass a universal background checks bill, and a hearing on the measles outbreak in 10 states. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Director of Evaluation for NACCHO Dr. Debra Dekker. They discuss the 2018 Forces of Change Survey that reports on the challenges facing local health departments. They are joined via telephone by Claude Alix-Jacob, Chief Public Health Officer of Cambridge Public Health Department who shares his story about using Forces of Change data.

Feb 28, 2019
Podcast from Washington: de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci and TFAH CEO John Auerbach
32:22

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the possibility of another government shutdown. They also discuss gun violence prevention legislation that was introduced in the House by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL). NACCHO will also comment on the proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule that would require able-bodied persons receiving SNAP benefits to work. Finally, they discuss the National Youth Tobacco Report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation Brian Castrucci and CEO and President for Trust for America’s Health John Auerbach to discuss their Health Affairs blog article surrounding the social determinants of health. The two CEOs discussed evidence-based policy solutions to tackle social inequities in communities.

Feb 14, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Dr. Kelly Gebo, All of Us Program
11:27

On this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the end of the five-week Government shutdown and the three-week continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded while Congress and the President work out a deal to fund border security. They also discuss the measles outbreak in seven states. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein talked with Chief Medical and Scientific Office of the All of Us Research Program Dr. Kelly Gebo. They discussed the goal of enrolling one million participants in the research program. They also discussed how local health departments can use the depth, data, and research potential of All of Us. 

Jan 31, 2019
Podcast from Washington: Birth Defects Prevention Month with Dr. Sandra Ford
17:44
In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss  the partial government shutdown that entered its fifth week, and how that is affecting public health and local health departments. They also discuss the Senate hearings for the Attorney General nominee William Barr and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator nominee Andrew Wheeler.
 
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein talked with Health Director for DeKalb County Health Department Dr. Sandra Ford. They discuss risk factors around maternal and child health to bring awareness to Birth Defects Prevention Month. Dr. Ford discussed the challenges in DeKalb county lowering the rates of infant mortality throughout the county.
Jan 17, 2019
Podcast from Washington: A Discussion about Antimicrobial Resistance
16:42
In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the partial government shutdown and what it means for public health. They also discuss the start of the 116th Congress and the confirmation of Director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy Jim Carroll.
 
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein spoke via telephone with Stephanie Black Medical Director with the Communicable Disease Program in the Chicago Department of Public Health and Michael Craig Senior Advisor for CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit. They discuss the current state of antimicrobial resistance in the US. They also discuss the CDC’s AMR Challenge and how local health departments can get involved.
Jan 03, 2019
Podcast from Washington: 2018 Mo Mullet Award Winner Dr. Rex Archer
23:55

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss the Farm bill passed by Congress. They also discuss a looming government shutdown over border wall funding, and the “public charge” rule. Finally, they discuss two maternal health bills passed by the House. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Director of the Kansas City Health Department and 2018 Mo Mullet Award winner Dr. Rex Archer and Health Director for Idaho North Central District Carol Moehrle who nominated Dr. Archer for the award. They discussed his career in public health and his greatest accomplishments in public health as well as the greatest challenges throughout his career. They also discussed public health accreditation and the value of NACCHO membership. 

Dec 13, 2018
Podcast from Washington: CDC's Dr. Melinda Wharton
16:44
In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss National Influenza Vaccination week. They also discuss the FY2019 continuing resolution to fund the Federal Government. Finally, they discuss the 2019 NACCHO Annual abstract submission deadline.
 
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein spoke with the Director of Immunization Services Division at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Melinda Wharton. They discussed the history of National Influenza Vaccination Week and how important vaccinations are at all stages of life. They also discussed how local health departments can encourage their communities to get vaccinated.
Dec 06, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Model Practice Winner: Breastfeeding Baby Cafes with Metro Health in San Antonio
17:34

In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that concluded life expectancy rates dropped in 2017. They also discuss the rise in children’s uninsured rates, and the U.S. Government climate assessment.  

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein talked with 2018 Model Practice Winners from the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Diana Montano and Jannet Burguete. They discussed their Model Practice Award winning submission breastfeeding baby café, which is a lactation consultation in a non-clinical setting, delivering services to the target population and to women in need with their breastfeeding concerns. 

Nov 29, 2018
Podcast from Washington: El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero
18:03

On this week’s Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the outcome of the 2018 mid-term elections and the Congressional balance of power in 2019. They also discuss public health ballot measures that were approved or rejected by voters across the country.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with newly re-elected Mayor of El Monte Andre Quintero. They discussed the Mayor’s initiatives around broadband access for his diverse city as well as making community college more affordable and accessible. They also discussed health equity in El Monte, CA and using evidence-based public health policies.

Nov 08, 2018
Podcast from Washington: An Interview with Dr. Sarah Martin
21:45

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Opioid Crisis Response Act that was signed into law by President Trump. They also discuss National Drug Takeback Day and how you can take action on the "Public Charge" rule. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Deputy Director of Kansas City Public Health Dr. Sarah Martin. They discussed policy issues as well as policies implemented by the Kansas City Health Department such as tobacco to 21 and fighting back against predatory lending.

Oct 25, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Phil Maytubby and Jennifer Ludwig
13:09

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss Hurricane Michael and resources provided by NACCHO for local health departments to use during a natural disaster. They also discuss the "public charge" rule imposed by the Trump Administration.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Director for the Oklahoma City/County Health Department Phil Maytubby and Deputy Director for the Tri-County Health Department in Colorado Jennifer Ludwig. The two discuss advocacy efforts as the first-ever winner of NACCHO's Advocate of the Year award at NACCHO Annual 2018.

Oct 10, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Dr. Colleen Bridger Health Director San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
18:17

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the opioid package passed by the Senate that will head to President Trump's desk for signature. They also discuss wrap-up of FY2019 LHHS spending bill, and the Department of Homeland Security Family Separation policy.

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Director for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Dr. Colleen Bridger. They discuss San Antonio's implementation of the tobacco to 21 law that took effect this month. 

Oct 04, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Health Director Patty Hayes, Seattle & King County

On this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the passage of the FY2019 Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education bill that was combined with the Department of Defense. They also discuss the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Advancing Innovations Act that passed the House and a deal on the opioid bills passed by the House and Senate. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Director at Seattle & King County Patty Hayes to discuss her health department's response to the opioid epidemic. Hayes discussed how the health department has implemented syringe service programs to reduce infectious disease outbreak.

Sep 27, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at USDA Anne Hazlett
22:35

In this week's Podcast from Washington Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the FY2019 LHHS bill that was passed by the Senate last week and heads to the House for final passage next week and on to the President's desk. They also discuss NACCHO's 2019 Legislative Agenda.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at USDA Anne Hazlett. They discussed the opioid epidemic and its effects on rural communities. They also discuss broadband development and how USDA plans to bring tools and resources to rural communities across the country.

Sep 20, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Bill Ray from Homeland Preparedness Project
22:21

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss preparedness resources for Hurricane Florence. They also discuss the pending Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education bill that will come up for a vote in the Senate next week. Finally, they discuss the FDA crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors.

Later in the Podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with the founder of the Homeland Preparedness Project Bill Ray. They discussed preparedness and response efforts in Alvin, TX  during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and how local health departments can bolster their preparedness efforts for an extreme weather event. 

Sep 13, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Assistant Commissioner NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Mitch Stripling
19:35

In this week's Podcast from Washington Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the FY2019 Appropriations bills passed by the Senate, which now must be conferenced with the House. They also discuss the opioids package passed in the House, and the Senate's opioid package. 

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Assistant Commissioner for Preparedness and Response at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They discuss preparedness efforts in a large urban environment. 

Sep 06, 2018
Podcast from Washington: an Interview with ESRI Chief Medical Officer Dr. Estella Geraghty
17:09

On this week’s Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein gives the latest information on the Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education appropriations bill currently debated in the Senate. He also talks CDC tobacco reports and how you can take action while the House of Representatives is currently on August Recess.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Chief Medical Officer at ESRI Dr. Estella Geraghty. Dr. Geraghty is a moderator at this week’s PHI Conference in Atlanta. They discuss GIS mapping technology at ESRI and how it can be applied to the opioid crisis.

Aug 23, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with CEO of de Beaumont Brian Castrucci and Sr. VP and Chief Health Officer for Kaiser Permanente Dr. Bechara Choucair
19:11

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss August recess and how members can reach out to their Members of Congress to invite them to their local health department. They also discuss the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization, as well as the FY2019 Appropriations bills. 

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation Brian Castrucci and Sr. Vice President and Chief Health Officer for Kaiser Permanente Dr. Bechara Choucair. They discuss their shared initiative CityHealth, which promotes practices that make cities healthier through proven policies that achieve community health priorities.

Aug 13, 2018
Podcast from Washington: An Interview with CDC Deputy Director for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Dr. Daniel Sosin
21:52

In this week's Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Chief of Government Affairs Laura Hanen discuss the FY2019 Appropriations bills in the House and Senate. They also discuss how NACCHO members can take action and reach out to their elected representatives while they are home campaigning during August recess. They also discuss the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.

Later in the Podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with the CDC Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer for Public Health Preparedness and Response Dr. Daniel Sosin. They discuss the local health department response to the 2017 hurricane season and wildfires throughout the country. They also discuss how small- to medium-sized health departments can develop a smart community-wide emergency management plan.

Jul 26, 2018
Podcast from Washington: LHD of the Year Award Winners from New York
33:39

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the markup of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Advancing Innovations Act (PAHPAI). They also discuss the FY2019 Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill, and a wrap up of NACCHO Annual 2018.

Later in the podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with three LHD of the Year Award winners at NACCHO Annual 2018, NY State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO) Director Sarah Ravenhall, Nassau County Director Dr. Larry Eisenstein, Fulton County Director Dr. Irena Gelman, and Erie County Director Dr. Gale Burstein. The panel discuss how their health departments develop and implement a broad range of public health policies. They also discuss their big accomplishments of the last year that provided the basis for their LHD of the Year Award applications.

Jul 19, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Nicki Aaker, Carson City, NV
18:47

In this week’s Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the FY2019 appropriations bills in the House and Senate. They also discuss the opioid bills that passed the House of Representatives and has moved onto the Senate. Finally, they discuss the markups of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2018.

 

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Carson City Health Director Nicki Aaker. They discussed how a small health department creates public and private partnerships. They also discussed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Reauthorization after Carson City saw excessive flooding in January, 2017. Finally, the discuss the importance of the Medical Reserve Corps.

Jul 05, 2018
Podcast from Washington: 30th Anniversary of IOM Report with Bob Harmon and Hugh Tilson
28:22

On this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss NACCHO Annual 2018. They also provide a funding update for FY2019 and the President's rescission package. 

Later in the program, two old friends, and past NACCHO Presidents, Bob Harmon and Hugh Tilson recall their work on the landmark report from the Institute of Medicine entitled "The Future of Public Health" on its 30th anniversary. They discuss what went into the report and how it was received in 1988. They also discuss what they believe in 2018 is the future of public health.

Jun 20, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Derek Fullerton
23:27

In this week's Podcast from Washington Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act and NACCHO's Congressional testimony presented by Executive Director for Harris County Public Health Dr. Umair Shah. They also discuss the FDA tobacco comment extension, and the rescission package in the House.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Public Health Director at the Middleton Board of Health and State Association of County and City Health Official Derek Fullerton to talk about their new opioid toolkit for all local health departments in Massachusetts. The toolkit contains best practices around opioids. They also discuss newly legalized cannabis in the state. 

Jun 07, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Robert Kadlec
24:11

On this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the second markup of opioid bills in the House, as well as appropriations for FY2019. Eli explains the rescission package and farm bill reauthorization.

Later in the podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Dr. Robert Kadlec. Dr. Kadlec discussed his four priority areas as the ASPR. Dr. Kadlec also talked about how small-to-medium-sized health departments can develop a smart emergency management plan.

May 16, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Bob Eadie
25:57

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss opioid related bills marked up in the House and Senate. They also discuss the reauthorization of the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2013. 

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Officer and Administrator for the Monroe County Health Department Bob Eadie. Bob and Ian discuss the public health impacts of Hurricane Irma that hit the Florida Keys in August 2017. They discuss lessons learned as well as how local public health can develop plans for extreme weather conditions in the future.

May 03, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Forces of Change Survey
30:08

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Omnibus funding for FY2018. They also discuss a hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee concerning the opioid epidemic, where NACCHO member and Health Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department Dr. Michael Kilkenny testified about how his health department has dealt with the opioid epidemic.

Later in the program, Ian sat down with NACCHO Lead Research Scientist and Director of Research Nick Williams to discuss the Forces of Change Survey, a yearly survey containing new findings on the forces that are affecting the nation’s local health departments (LHDs).

Carol Moehrle from the Idaho North Central District joined the conversation by phone to talk about her health department's experience with the Forces of Change survey and why it is vital that local health departments participate in the survey.

Apr 05, 2018
Podcast from Washington: Interview with Health Director Kevin Sumner, Middle Brook Health Commission, NJ
21:05

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss NACCHO's Week of Congressional Action as well as new policy statements approved by NACCHO's Board of Directors. They also discuss the White House Opioid Summit and a NACCHO meeting with the Surgeon General.

Later in the Podcast, Ian Goldstein is joined by Health Director of the Middle Brook Regional Health Commission and NACCHO President-elect Kevin Sumner. They discuss local health issues at the health department including the opioid epidemic and ways that the Middle Brook looks to combat addiction.

Mar 08, 2018
Podcast from Washington Update
15:44

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein are back after a brief hiatus to discuss the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Found out how much funding Congress will appropriate to public health programs in the FY2018 and FY2019 appropriations budget. 

Next, Eli and Ian discuss the President's FY2019 budget proposal that Congress has said is "dead on arrival." Find out what's in the budget proposal along with the proposed cuts to the CDC and HHS. 

Finally, Eli and Ian talk about NACCHO's Week of Congressional Action where you can find out how to get involved in public health advocacy without leaving your local health department!

Feb 15, 2018
Podcast from Washington: The 2017 MRC Profile Study
19:38

On this week’s episode of “Podcast from Washington,” NACCHO Government Affairs staff Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discussed the confirmation hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary. They also discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization and a continuing resolution to fund the government after January 19.

Later in the program, NACCHO’s Kabaye Diriba and Chevelle Glymph discuss the Medical Reserve Corps 2017 Profile Study. 

Jan 12, 2018
Podcast from Washington - an Interview with Dean for Boston Univ. School of Public Health Dr. Sandro Galea
24:28

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the tax plan passed by Congress and the effects on public health. Also, Congress must pass a Continuing Resolution to keep the Federal Government funded after December 22. 

Later in the program, an interview with Dean for the Boston University School of Public Health Dr. Sandro Galea. Dr. Galea discussed his presentation at NACCHO Annual 2017 on the rising costs of healthcare per capita in the US versus other developed nations around the world. He also discussed health outcomes and how those outcomes are predicted by zip code.

Dec 21, 2017
Podcast from Washington: an Interview with Sandra Lobo
20:04

On this week's Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein gives a brief update on the tax bill and its effects on the prevention and public health fund. Also, an update on NACCHO activities.

Later in the podcast, Ian Goldstein sat down with the Executive Director of Northwest Bronx Clergy Coalition Sandra Lobo. The Northwest Bronx Clergy Coalition is an organization that fights for racial and economic justice. They discuss a brief history of the Bronx and social justice issues. 

Dec 08, 2017
Podcast from Washington Update: An Interview with Dr. Jay Bhatt
24:20

On the latest episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Prevention and Public Health Fund that may be used to offset tax cuts. They also discuss the NACCHO Opioid briefing, and Hurricane Harvey supplemental funding.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein interviewed Chief Medical Officer and President of the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association Dr. Jay Bhatt. They discussed his time as a health officer in Illinois where Dr. Bhatt was instrumental in the work of Healthy Chicago. They also discuss how data can address social determinants of health.

Nov 17, 2017
Podcast from Washington: Hurricane Harvey Response with Dr. Umair Shah
42:08

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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Oct 26, 2017
Podcast from Washington - Interview with Boston Public Health Commission Director Monica Valdes Lupi
37:18

In this week’s Podcast from Washington update, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss changes made by Executive Order to the Affordable Care Act. Also, NACCHO Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs Dr. Oscar Alleyne is on the program to give an update on hurricane and wildfire relief efforts by local health departments.

Later in the program Ian Goldstein sat down with Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi. The two discuss public health strategic priorities in Boston including, health equity, strengthening activities around the opioid epidemic, and strengthening health care partnerships.

Oct 13, 2017
Podcast from Washington and Interview with Dr. Michael Brumage on the Opioid Epidemic
24:49

In this week's episode of "Podcast from Washington," Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill and what it would mean for the Prevention and Public Health Fund. They also discuss the reauthorization of MIECHV and CHIP.

Next, Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Director of Kanawha County, WV Dr. Michael Brumage to discuss his devastating experience with the opioid epidemic that took the lives of 64,000 Americans in 2016. Dr. Brumage also discussed how a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would affect his county's Medicaid population.

Sep 22, 2017
Podcast from Washington - National Preparedness Month with Marisa Raphael
23:42

In this week's episode, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill that was voted out of committee. Also discussed, a budget deal attached to Hurricane Harvey, ACA hearings, and DACA.

Later in the program Ian Goldstein interviewed Deputy Commissioner of the office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Marisa Raphael about National Preparedness Month and preparedness efforts in New York City.

Sep 07, 2017
Podcast from Washington: National Breastfeeding Month with Calondra Tibbs
23:38

In this week’s Podcast from Washington, Senior Director for Government Affairs Eli Briggs and Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein discuss how local health officials can take action and talk to their Members of Congress while they are still out for August recess through September 4. NACCHO encourages members to schedule meetings and invite Members of Congress to visit their local health department. Download NACCHO’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn more.

 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein talks with Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs Calondra Tibbs about the local health department role in breastfeeding initiatives. August is National Breastfeeding Month, and August 25-31 is Black Breastfeeding Week.

Aug 25, 2017
An Interview with NACCHO President Dr. Umair Shah
19:07

In this week's episode, Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein sat down with Health Director for Harris County Public Health and new NACCHO President Dr. Umair Shah. They discussed Dr. Shah's priorities as NACCHO's President for the next year, and how he hopes to bring his leadership and experience from Harris County Public Health to his new role at NACCHO.

Jul 21, 2017
Podcast from Washington and an Interview with NACCHO President Dr. Umair Shah
30:02

On this week's episode, NACCHO's Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill in the House Appropriations Committee. They also discuss the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

Later on the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with NACCHO's new President and Health Director for Harris County in TX, Dr. Umair Shah. They discuss Dr. Shah's experience in public health and his priorities for the year as NACCHO President.

Jul 21, 2017
Podcast from Washington 6-28-17 and an Interview with David Rozell
28:01

In this week's Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss the Senate health care bill that was not brought to a vote following the Congressional Budget Office score that said 22 million people would lose insurance coverage. Also, they discuss NACCHO Annual 2017.

David Rozell is the Emergency Preparedness Manager for Tulare County, California. David discussed the CASPER plan and how to implement public health emergency preparedness strategies in a scattered population.

Jun 28, 2017
Podcast from Washington June 16 with guest Captain Rob Tosatto
24:48

On this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the President's FY2018 budget and how you can prevent cuts to public health programs. Also discussed, Affordable Care Act repeal. 

Our interview this week is with Medical Reserve Corps Director Captain Rob Tosatto. Captain Tosatto discusses the importance of the MRC network and how they are best fit to respond to disasters in their communities.

Jun 16, 2017
Podcast from Washington 5-26-17 Interview with Dr. Stephen Redd
24:13

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the release of President Trump's first comprehensive budget and what that means for public health. 

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with CDC Director for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. Stephen Redd from the 2017 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit in Atlanta. They discuss preparedness and response efforts by local health departments.

May 24, 2017
Podcast from Washington an Interview with Commander Skip Payne
27:42

In this week's Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss AHCA, as well as the pending President's budget for FY2018. Also discussed, the Senate approved FDA Commissioner nominee Scott Gottlieb. 

Commander Skip Payne sat down with Ian Goldstein at the 2017 Public Health Preparedness Summit in Atlanta, GA. They discussed the Medical Reserve Corps, and the future of the Corps facing steep budget cuts. 

May 11, 2017
Blue Ribbon Study on Biodefense with Dr. Ellen Carlin and Dr. Asha George
11:38

Dr. Ellen Carlin and Dr. Asha George are Co-Directors for the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, a comprehensive assessment of the state of US biodefense efforts. Dr. Carlin and Dr. George discuss the 33 steps the government can take to mitigate the threats, and improve the nation's biodefense capabilities.

Apr 27, 2017
Podcast from Washington - March 29, 2017
08:35

In this week's episode of "Podcast from Washington," Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs from NACCHO Government Affairs discuss the death of the American Health Care Act and what comes next. Also discussed, Trump's budget cuts and the new drug czar.

Mar 31, 2017
Podcast from Washington 3-91-17
09:30

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs from NACCHO's Government Affairs team analyze the replacement bill American Health Care Act. They look at what's in the bill and what it can mean for the future of public health if passed.

Mar 13, 2017
Chief Health Strategist in Baltimore with Dr. Leana Wen
11:09

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen sat down with Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein to discuss the Chief Health Strategist position in Baltimore City. Dr. Wen describes how the Chief Health Strategist framework addresses needs and issues of local health officials in Baltimore and throughout the country. Finally, Dr. Wen addresses the challenges she sees in public health over the next 3-5 years.

Mar 06, 2017
Podcast from Washington 2-23-17
09:32

In the latest Podcast from Washington, NACCHO's Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Director Eli Briggs discuss the Prevention and Public Health Fund, as well as ACA repeal and replace. They also discuss what to expect from the Office of Management and Budget with new Director Mick Mulvaney.

Feb 28, 2017
Public Health Advocacy with Ed Hunter
20:51

NACCHO’s Ian Goldstein talks to Edward L. Hunter, who joined the de Beaumont Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. As a former principal CDC spokesperson to Congress, the Administration, and public health organizations, Mr. Hunter was a leading voice for the nation’s preeminent public health and scientific research programs. Today, he’ll talk about the critical role of policy, and how public health officials can engage more effectively with their elected officials at both the local and national levels.

Feb 22, 2017
Health Inequity at the County Level with Dr. Ali Mokdad
27:56

NACCHO Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck interviews Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Dr. Hasbrouck and Dr. Mokdad discuss the newly launched Population Health Initiative, as well as health inequity at the county level.

Feb 13, 2017
Podcast from Washington - February 6, 2017
08:44

In the latest episode of podcast from Washington Government Affairs Director Eli Briggs and Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein discuss Rep. Tom Price's confirmation as Secretary for HHS. The also discuss EPA regulations and Congress' implementation of the Congressional Review Act for all regulations. Finally, they discuss repeal of the Affordable Care Act and consequences including the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Feb 06, 2017
The 2016 NACCHO Profile Study with Nathalie Robin
06:55

NACCHO has released its 2016 National Profile of Local Health Departments. Senior Specialist for Research and Evaluation at NACCHO Nathalie Robin sat down with Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein to discuss the findings in the report. The report provides a comprehensive overview of local health departments, including their participation in emergency preparedness, accreditation, and information technology.

Jan 30, 2017
Defining the Chief Health Strategist with Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck
08:25

NACCHO Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck sat down with Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein to discuss the Chief Health Strategist Framework. Dr. Hasbrouck also discusses the biggest challenges facing public health officials in the next three to five years.

Jan 23, 2017
Defining the Chief Health Strategist from a Federal Perspective with John Auerbach
16:14

John Auerbach was the Boston Health Commissioner for 9 years before becoming the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He will become the President of Trust for America's Health this year. Before leaving CDC, he was instrumental in the RESOLVE report "The High-Achieving Government Health Department in 2020 as the Community Chief Health Strategist." Auerbach discusses the report with Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein, and how the Chief Health Strategist framework can help local health departments take action.

Jan 09, 2017
100th Episode with Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck
10:37

In NACCHO's 100th podcast episode Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein interviews NACCHO Executive Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck. They discuss Dr. Hasbrouck's career in public health, as well as his goals for NACCHO in the new year. They also discuss transitioning to a new administration and the focus on Public Health 3.0.

Dec 19, 2016
Adult Vaccine Access Coalition
21:18

Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) Co-Chairs Phyllis Arthur and Laura Hanen joined AVAC Co-Directors Lisa Foster and Abby Bownas in a conversation about AVAC and why it is important for adults to get vaccinated. The group also discussed how health affects the economy, and their plans for the incoming new Administration and Congress.

Dec 09, 2016
Public Health Advocacy in Action: an Interview with Emily Holubowich
26:51

Emily Holubowich is the Executive Director for the Coalition for Health Funding, the oldest and largest non-profit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investment. Emily discussed her work with CHF, advocacy for public health, and advocating for Zika and against sequestration.

Nov 07, 2016
Interview with Former Director of HUD Ron Sims
15:54

At NACCHO Annual 2016 in Phoenix, NACCHO Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein sat down with former HUD Director Ron Sims. The discussed a number of different public health issues, including HUD's ban on smoking in public housing and police/community relationships.

Oct 18, 2016
Podcast from Washington 10/6/16
07:23

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the continuing resolution passed by Congress before the election that provided $1.1 billion in funding for the Zika virus. Also discussed, the Flint, MI water crisis, opioids, and the transition to a new administration

Oct 06, 2016
Public Health 3.0 with Dr. Karen DeSalvo
24:27

Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Karen DeSalvo has a plan to move public health forward in the 21st Century from 2.0 to 3.0. With a focus on health information technology, Dr. DeSalvo laid out her plan to NACCHO Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein on how health IT is changing how local health departments operate on a day-to-day basis.

Sep 02, 2016
Podcast from Washington - 9-1-16
06:23

In this week's episode of Podcast from Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss Congress coming back from break, Zika inaction, and how to talk to your Members of Congress about lead poisoning prevention.

Sep 01, 2016
Health Equity and Gentrification in Big Cities with Tomas Aragon and Anneta Arno
21:43

Two members of the Big Cities Health Coalition, Health Officer for San Francisco Tomas Aragon and Director of Health Equity for DC Department of Health Anneta Arno sat down to speak with Government Affairs Specialist Ian Goldstein to talk about their findings on health equity in their cities, and how to improve health access to vulnerable populations.

Aug 25, 2016
What's Next for Zika? Dr. Umair Shah
12:41
Health Director for Harris County in TX, Dr. Umair Shah is at the forefront of the Zika virus response. He sat down with Ian Goldstein to discuss what steps other local health departments can take to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus.
Aug 08, 2016
Podcast from Washington 8-1-16
07:52
On this week's episode Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Zika emergency package, the Democratic National Convention, and NACCHO plans for a new administration.
Aug 01, 2016
Big Cities Health Coalition Gretchen Musicant
06:02
Recorded at the NACCHO Annual Conference in Phoenix, Gretchen Musicant sat down with Ian Goldstein to discuss advocacy and being a part of the Big Cities Health Coalition.
Jul 01, 2016
Podcast from Washington 6-27-16
06:44
On this week's episode, Eli and Ian discuss the Zika funding package passed in the House before the 4th of July break, as well as opioid coalition meetings.
Jun 27, 2016
Podcast from Washington 6-7-16
06:26
On this week's episode, Ian and Eli discuss the Zika Virus and the local health department response. Also discussed, Appropriations Subcommittee approved their first Labor-HHS bill in seven years.
Jun 07, 2016
Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool with Natalie Grant
06:22
Program analyst at ASPR Natalie Grant sat down with Ian Goldstein at the 2016 Preparedness Summit in Dallas, TX to discuss the development of the Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool. The tool is used to measure how well communities recover after disaster strikes.
Jun 01, 2016
Podcast From Washington 5-18-16
09:35
On this week's episode of Podcast From Washington, Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the Zika emergency supplemental that has passed the Senate and moved back to the House, as well as the passage of 16 Opioids bills.
May 18, 2016
International Center for Enterprise Preparedness with Bill Raisch
10:18
Bill Raisch is the Executive Director for the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness at New York University. He and Ian Goldstein discuss the private sector commonalities with the public sector in increasing community resiliency and preparedness activities.
May 16, 2016
Andrew Salkin: 100 Resilient Cities
16:44
Andrew Salkin is the COO for 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. One Hundred Resilient Cities is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st Century. Andrew discussed 100 Resilient Cities with Ian Goldstein at the 2016 Preparedness Summit.
May 09, 2016
Podcast From Washington 5-2-16
07:38
On this week's Podcast from Washington, Ian and Eli discuss Zika supplemental funding, and what local health officials can do while their members of congress are at home for session break. Also, learn more about opioid funding and TIPS from a Former Smoker campaign.
May 02, 2016
The Times Square Bombing That Wasn't: An Interview with Michael Frogel
09:09
Michael Frogel is a co-principal investigator for the NYC Pediatric Disaster Coalition in Belle Harbor, NY. He spoke with Ian Goldstein at the 2016 Preparedness Summit to discuss emergency planning and the attempted bombing in Times Square in 2010.
Apr 30, 2016
Podcast From Washington 4-13-16
06:59
On this week's Podcast From Washington Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss Zika Virus emergency supplemental funding. They also discuss the opioid and prescription drug epidemic and how you can advocate to your members of congress.
Apr 13, 2016
Podcast from Washington 3-23-16
08:53
In this week's episode, Ian and Eli discuss PHEP funding and how it will impact your local health department's grant from the CDC, and what you can do to prevent cuts.
Mar 23, 2016
Podcast from Washington 3-10-16
06:46
On this week's episode Eli and Ian discuss NACCHO's Hill Day as well as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, and what you can do to advocate for opioid and prescription overdose funding.
Mar 10, 2016
Podcast from Washington 2-22-16
09:01
In this week's Podcast From Washington, Ian and Eli discuss the President's FY2017 budget as well as funding for the Zika virus and the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, MI.
Feb 22, 2016
Podcast from Washington 1-14-16
12:08
In the first episode of 2016, Ian and Eli discuss public health initiatives for the new year including, menu labeling, climate change, gun research, e-cigarettes, and opioids.
Jan 14, 2016