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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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

    Podcast from Washington: Resilience Catalyst Program

    Podcast from Washington: Resilience Catalyst Program

    In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss the Senate reintroduction of the bipartisan Strengthening the Public Health Workforce Act (S. 3506). They give an update on the FY2022 appropriations process, as the deadline for federal funding under the current continuing resolution expires on February 18. They also discuss the Biden Administration’s plan to distribute masks and at-home COVID-19 tests, and the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  
    Later in the program, Ian speaks with Lindsey Sullivan, Director of Health Promotion for AppHealthcare at the Appalachian District Health Department, and Angela Graham, Executive Administrator at the Center for Health Equity at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, to discuss the Resilience Catalysts program. They discuss how their local health department got involved in the project and how participation in the project built resilience in their communities. 

    • 28 min
    Podcast from Washington: Preparing for the Omicron Variant with Chris Hoff

    Podcast from Washington: Preparing for the Omicron Variant with Chris Hoff

    In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Kerry Allen review Congressional action this week to raise the debt limit. They also discuss the Biden administration’s lead pipe and paint action plan and the Senate hearing on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  

    Later in the program, Ian Goldstein speaks with Director of Community Health Resources for DuPage County, IL Chris Hoff about preparedness activities around the arrival of the Omicron variant. They also discuss the community’s response to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.   

    • 19 min
    Podcast from Washington: National Opioid Settlements with Brad Anderson

    Podcast from Washington: National Opioid Settlements with Brad Anderson

    In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss the pending government shutdown unless Congress passes a continuing resolution before federal government funding runs out on December 3. They also discuss the arrival of the omicron variant and President Biden’s 9-point plan to combat the pandemic. Finally, they discuss the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House.  

    Later in the program, Ian Goldstein speaks with Senior Assistant County Counsel for Washington County, OR Brad Anderson. They discuss his work as a county attorney on the national opioid settlements and his hopes of how those dollars will be spent in the county. They also discuss how local health departments could receive funding through the settlements.  

    • 23 min
    Podcast from Washington: NACCHO’s ACIP Liaison Matt Zahn

    Podcast from Washington: NACCHO’s ACIP Liaison Matt Zahn

    In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss NACCHO’s letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. They also discuss a House subcommittee markup on the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act, as well as updated Build Back Better Act (BBBA) legislative text. 

    Later in the program, Ian Goldstein speaks with Deputy Health Officer for the Orange County Health Care Agency and the NACCHO liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Matt Zahn. They discuss the role of the liaison as well as the role of local health officials on the ACIP. 

    • 18 min
    Podcast from Washington: Community Benefit Insight

    Podcast from Washington: Community Benefit Insight

    In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO government affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss the latest bill text for the Build Back Better Act that includes $7 billion for public health infrastructure. They also discuss the testimony from NACCHO President Lisa Macon Harrison at the bipartisan hearing for the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act. 

    Later in the program, Ian Goldstein speaks with Project Director for Community Benefit Insight at RTI International Laura Marcial. They discuss the Community Benefit Insight tool and how its data can be used by local health departments to determine how much is spent on health care in their communities. 

    • 16 min
    Podcast from Washington: Surgo Ventures with Dr. Sema Sgaier

    Podcast from Washington: Surgo Ventures with Dr. Sema Sgaier

    In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team members Ian Goldstein and Adriane Casalotti discuss the agreement reached by Congress to lift the debt ceiling until December. They also discuss emergency authorization use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 – 11, new rules for the Title X family planning program, and the implications of the Administration’s proposal to ramp up at-home rapid testing. 

    Later in the program, Ian speaks with Dr. Sema Sgaier, co-founder and CEO of Surgo Ventures, a dynamic action tank that combines philanthropy with data scientists, behavioral scientists, and technologists to solve some of the most intractable health problems and develop scalable solutions to move them to action. Dr. Sgaier talks about how Surgo developed surveys on projected vaccination rates among adults. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Lamlak ,

Quick and relevant information

This podcast gets right to the point on so many public health topics & interviews are stellar. Highly recommend

heyhowru ,

Best Public Health Podcast

If you’re in public health, this is the podcast for you. Great interviews, love the updates on what’s going on in policy changes, and generally very informative.

LHD Fan ,

Great series! Unique local perspective on public health

This is a great series! It provides important information about federal policy implications for local health departments, and on the ground stories that highlight the role of local health departments in keeping our communities safe and healthy.

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