Overdose Prevention Episodes

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368: Island Health Push, Ending the X Waiver

March 2, 2023

Alex Wheatley, ASTHO Assistant Director of the Island Support Team, says there is an urgent need to approve agreements that continue funding for health programs in several island nations; Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO Senior Vice Pr…

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356: New York’s Opioid Partnerships, Arizona’s Mobile Vaccination Clinics

Feb. 13, 2023

Dr. Jim McDonald, New York State Acting Health Commissioner, says partnerships with people in local communities are key to the state's response to the opioid crisis; Siman Qaasim, Health Equity Administrator for the Arizona …

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354: Biden’s Opioid Message, Georgetown’s New Health Dean

Feb. 9, 2023

Richa Ranade, ASTHO's Senior Director for Overdose Prevention, says it's encouraging to hear President Joe Biden prioritize solutions to the opioid epidemic in his State of the Union address; Dr. Christopher King, the first …

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349: Safe Drug Use Sites, Toxic Pandemic Stress

Feb. 2, 2023

Julie Wernau, Health and Science Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, says drug use sites face many hurdles even if they have local permission to operate; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President, tells the Associated Press that her m…

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348: WSJ on Fentanyl Dangers, COVID Emergency Ending

Feb. 1, 2023

Julie Wernau, Health and Science Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has been reporting on the opioid crisis for more than a year but says it’s still a difficult story to write; Andy Baker-White, ASTHO Senior Director of St…

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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…

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300: New Tool for Suicide, Overdose, ACEs

Nov. 8, 2022

Caitlin Langhorne Griffith, ASTHO’s Director of Behavioral Health, unveils a new public health tool known as SPACECAT, or Suicide, Overdose and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Tool; Talyah Sands,…

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299: Pediatric Respiratory Cases Cause Concern

Nov. 7, 2022

Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President, releases a statement addressing the response to a spike in respiratory infections; Dr. Jose Romero, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, addres…

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255: New Naloxone Strategy

Sept. 2, 2022

Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta, Innovation Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses a new way to get more generic Naloxone to people who need it; Colorado works with …

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253: Breastfeeding Policies

Aug. 31, 2022

Deborah Backman, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Maternal and Infant Health, calls attention to policies in place to protect breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Month; Dr. Gary Anthone, Chief Medical Officer and Director …

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237: New School Year, New COVID-19 Strategy

Aug. 9, 2022

Dr. Manisha Juthani, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, discusses the state’s plan to help schools deal with COVID-19 this fall and how it is different than past years; the CDC has a website for bac…

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59: Today’s Vaccine Vote

Nov. 2, 2021

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the Washington D.C. Department of Health, addresses the importance of answering parents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children; Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department o…

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54: PH Workforce Crisis

Oct. 26, 2021

Dr. Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of the non-profit de Beaumont Foundation, considers the public health workforce crisis; Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana’s State Health Commissioner, says public health departments can help re…

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53: Grassroots Vaccination Strategy

Oct. 25, 2021

Judith Persichilli, New Jersey’s Commissioner of Health, explains a data driven grassroots COVID-19 vaccination strategy that saved lives; New York Times journalist Danielle Ivory tells us how she would use the information i…

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16: Overdose Awareness and Action

Aug. 31, 2021

Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont’s Commissioner of Health, outlines steps states and territories can take to address the alarming rise in the number of overdose deaths in the United States; Luke Tomsha, founder of The Perfectly Flaw…