Health Equity Episodes

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204: Smart Approaches to Brain Health

June 22, 2022

Dr. Jewell Mullen, Associate Dean for Health Equity in the Office of Health Equity at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, offers her assessment of the work that still needs to be done to address Alzheimer’…

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202: Equity on Juneteenth

June 17, 2022

Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, and Dr. Arthur James, a retired OB/GYN and pediatrician, examine the steps required to achieve health equity in a webin…

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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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200: Common Ground on Gun Violence Responses

June 15, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO Chief Medical Officer, discusses the tragedy of gun violence in America and its connection to men’s mental health; Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri’s former Health Director, talks about a book he is w…

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199: Juneteenth Webinar Examines Racism, Health Equity Link

June 14, 2022

Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, will host a discussion featuring comments from Miss Opal Lee known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, as part of a Junet…

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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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197: Preparing for Monkeypox

June 10, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, discusses the three-step approach to combat Monkeypox in the U.S.; Dr. Jinlene Chan, Maryland’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, outlines her department’s respon…

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196: Gun Violence and Public Health

June 9, 2022

Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont Health Commissioner, explains how public health ought to respond to a recent spate of shootings that have left dozens dead and even more injured across the U.S.; Meighan Haupt, Chief of Staff with th…

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193: A New Way to Address Dementia

June 6, 2022

Chelsea Kline, Associate Director of the Center of Excellence with the Alzheimer's Association, discusses a workshop planned in July that will give public health professionals the chance to learn how to address dementia thro…

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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…

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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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180: Public Health Data Wishlist

May 17, 2022

Lena Sun, National Health Reporter at The Washington Post, joined a closing panel at last week’s ASTHO Public Health Tech Expo to offer her wishlist for public health data; Paula Tran, State Health Officer for the Wisconsin …

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158: Best of ME– Epidemiologists Needed

April 15, 2022

Chrissie Juliano, Executive Director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, explains the critical need to hire hundreds of epidemiologists in public health departments nationwide; Richard Hamburg, Executive Director of the Safe…

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157: Health Equity Report Card

April 14, 2022

Dr. Leandris Liburd, the CDC’s Chief Health Equity Officer, talks about her job and the work underway to improve health equity in the U.S.; ASTHO has a new blog article reporting an increase in several categories of STDs acr…