Emergency Preparedness Episodes

Emergency Preparedness Funding COVID-19 Emergency Powers Policy And Advocacy View From Washington, D.C.

379: Changes to Emergency Powers, Hill Gives ASTHO Recess Homework

March 17, 2023

Gregory Sunshine, Public Health Analyst with the Centers for Disease Control, explains how state and territorial emergency powers have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic; and Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice President of …

Emergency Preparedness Public Health Authority Long COVID Legislation

367: Leading on Long COVID, PH Authority Legislative Tracker

March 1, 2023

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO Chief Medical Officer, outlines the role of public health in addressing the challenges of long COVID; Katie Moran McCabe, Lead Law and Policy Analyst with the Center for Public Health Law Research a…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity COVID-19 Data Integration Social Determinants Of Health Pandemics Public Health Data And Technology

364: Illinois’ COVID-19 Experience, Khaldun’s Equity Plan for CVS

Feb. 24, 2023

Dr. Sameer Vorha, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, is taking note of the disparities laid bare by COVID-19 in a new guest column written for the Chicago Sun-Times; Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Vice President and…

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363: Live to the Beat Campaign, Pandemic Take-Away

Feb. 23, 2023

Kinetra Joseph, Campaign Director for the CDC Foundation, says the Foundation’s Live to the Beat initiative has had a successful first year; Dr. Christopher King, Dean of the Georgetown University School of Health, spent muc…

Emergency Preparedness Environmental Health Policy And Advocacy

347: Educating Capitol Hill, Buffalo Preparedness

Jan. 31, 2023

Devon Page, ASTHO Government Affairs Analyst, says ASTHO wants to work with both parties in Congress to find common ground for the good of public health; Arnold Bogis, ASTHO Senior Analyst and Research Associate, tells us wh…

Emergency Preparedness Environmental Health Health Equity Climate And Health Pandemics TechXpo Public Health Data And Technology

340: Climate + Health Equity, ARPA Benefits

Jan. 20, 2023

Dr. Umair Shah, Secretary of Health for the Washington State Department of Health, is establishing connections between climate change, environmental justice, and health equity; Dr. David Gifford, Chief Medical Officer at the…

Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 ASTHO Pandemics

339: Messonnier’s COVID Reflections, Equity Tops Pandemic Lessons

Jan. 19, 2023

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Dean of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic with her unique perspective as a top CDC official at the time; Dr. John Wiesman, forme…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Overdose Prevention Opioids Island Jurisdictions Pandemics Medicaid

328: Opioids, Equity, and the Medicaid Cliff

Dec. 21, 2022

Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont Department of Health's Commissioner of Health, discusses the opioid crisis in America and the policies his state has employed to save lives; Alicia Justice, ASTHO Senior Director of Programmatic Heal…

Emergency Preparedness Social And Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Leadership And Workforce Development Insight And Inspiration Disability And Preparedness

291: Vermont’s New “Facing Suicide” Campaign

Oct. 26, 2022

Dr. Mark Levine, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health, discusses the state’s new Facing Suicide VT campaign, which focuses on encouraging people to discuss the issue of suicide; ASTHO is working with states and t…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Immunization Disability And Preparedness Women, Infant, And Family Health Tribal Health

287: New Disability Preparedness Toolkit

Oct. 20, 2022

Dawn Skaggs, Emergency, Disaster, and Climate Resilience Specialist for the World Institute on Disability, promotes a new Public Health Emergency Planning Toolkit to help agencies better serve people living with disabilities…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Immunization Social And Behavioral Health Mental Health Chronic Disease Social Determinants Of Health

286: Creative Vaccine Strategies

Oct. 19, 2022

Margaret Jaco Manecke, the Director of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, is looking for public health professionals to join the Council’s next annual learning community; an ASTHO work group r…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Insight And Inspiration Natural Disasters Women, Infant, And Family Health

279: Stretching to Improve Equity

Oct. 7, 2022

Alicia Justice, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Programmatic Health Equity Initiatives and Strategy, talks about the Strategies to Repair Equity and Transform Community Health project, also known as STRETCH; Danny Staley, ASTHO’…

Emergency Preparedness Disability And Preparedness Community Partnerships Public Health Data And Technology

274: Disaster Planning Tools

Sept. 30, 2022

Annie Evans, ASTHO’s Director of Preparedness and Disability Integration, talks about two tools that examine the needs of people living with disabilities who suffer disproportionate impacts of disasters; Dr. Kristina Box, St…

Emergency Preparedness Immunization Social And Behavioral Health Pandemics Youth Mental Health

273: Classroom Mental Health

Sept. 29, 2022

Dr. Sharon Hoover, Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health, describes how students are wrestling with mental health challenges; Stephen Massey, Director of the Health Action Alliance, discusses a playbook…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Women, Infant, And Family Health Maternal Morbidity And Mortality

271: Minnesota Eyes Maternal Disparities

Sept. 27, 2022

Dr. Brooke Cunningham, Assistant Commissioner for the Health Equity Bureau with the Minnesota Department of Health, details a report that examined maternal deaths from 2017 to 2018; an ASTHO blog article explains how states …