Government Relations Episodes

Health Equity ASTHO Government Relations Medicaid And Public Health Partnerships Holidays Build Back Better Act

85: Public Health on Capitol Hill

Dec. 15, 2021

Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations, analyzes the Build Back Better Act and looks ahead to the possibility of another continuing resolution in February; Dr. Nicole Alexand…

COVID-19 Public Health Government Relations Veteran's Day

65: Caring for Veterans

Nov. 10, 2021

Sen. Kalani Kaneko of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, himself a former health official, shares how military veterans from the freely associated states aligned with the U.S. cannot access their health benefits if they d…

COVID-19 Government Relations Holidays Shot For 100 Delta Variant

64: Vaccine Incentives Explained

Nov. 9, 2021

Kimberly Hood, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health, explains why the state expanded its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to include payments for kids who get the new pe…

COVID-19 Government Relations Medicaid And Public Health Partnerships

39: Territories Avoid Medicaid Cliff

Oct. 4, 2021

Carolyn McCoy, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, explains how an extension of Medicaid funding for U.S. Territories gives them more time to work toward a permanent policy solution; Dr. Joseph Kanter, Lou…