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205: Why Listening is Important in Public Health

June 23, 2022

Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri’s former Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, joins us for a special edition of the newscast to discuss his upcoming book and the importance of listening in public health.

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201: LGBTQI+ Health Equity

June 16, 2022

Dr. Jan Malcom, Minnesota’s Health Commissioner, discusses steps to ensure health equity for people in the nation’s LGBTQI+ community; Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversi…

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198: Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Outlook

June 13, 2022

Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the WHERE, discusses vaccines and what to expect for the rest of this year as panels for both the FDA and the CDC begin discussing the COVID-19 vaccine for children…

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195: Hospitals Prepping for COVID-19 Surge

June 8, 2022

Akin Demehin, Senior Director of Quality and Patient Safety Policy with the American Hospital Association, explains how hospitals are preparing for the possibility of another COVID-19 wave later this year; Dr. Mark Levine, V…

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190: Learning to Live with COVID-19

June 1, 2022

Justa Encarnacion, Commissioner of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health, discusses the differences and similarities in responding to COVID-19 as a territory as opposed to a state. Encarnacion also expands on the chal…

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189: Encouraging the Public Health Workforce

May 31, 2022

Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, looks back on the past 13 years of her career in Public Health. She has this conversation as she prepares for the next steps in her career, and leaves us …

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188: Funding the Future of Public Health

May 27, 2022

Mike Fraser, Chief Executive Officer for ASTHO, discusses the need for the continued funding of public health. Fraser also elaborates on the unique challenges they face when requesting the money and he explains where this fu…


187: Fighting COVID-19 Fatigue

May 26, 2022

Dr. Manisha Juthani, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, fresh off her time at the ASTHO COVID-19 Summit in Washington D.C., explains the challenge COVID-19 will present for public health officials i…


186: 2022 COVID-19 Strategy Session

May 25, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, joins the show from the ASTHO COVID-19 Summit in Washington D.C. to discuss his expectations from the summit and the COVID-19 response going forward.

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184: Advice for PH Officials

May 23, 2022

Dr. Lisa Piercey, Tennessee’s Health Commissioner, reflects on her time in office as she prepares to leave her position at the end of this week; Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the District of Columbia Department of Healt…

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183: COVID-19 Fast Track

May 20, 2022

Gaafar Uherbelau, the Minister of Health in Palau, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic making landfall last December; Angela Minicuci, former Communications Director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, refl…

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182: Consulting School Nurses

May 19, 2022

Linda Mendonca, President of the National Association of School Nurses, discusses nurses needing a break, but also wanting more input regarding school health policy; Dr. Tom Simon, the Associate Director for Science in the D…

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176: Smart Health Cards

May 11, 2022

ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia says continued federal investment can help keep the nation on the right track in the fight against the COVID-19 virus; Dr. David Rhew, Global Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft,…

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175: Tracking Threats to Pregnancy Health

May 10, 2022

Dr. Karen Remley, Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities with the CDC, discusses the SET-NET project to protect the health of pregnant people and their babies; Dr. Philip LoBue, Direc…

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174: Slow Uptake for COVID Therapies

May 9, 2022

Dr. Manisha Juthani, Connecticut’s Public Health Commissioner, explains why providers may not be prescribing COVID-19 therapeutics; ASTHO publishes a new report to help public health leaders maximize the benefits of COVID-19…