Episodes

310: Teaching Vaccine Advocates

Nov. 23, 2022

Becky Christensen, Founder and Campaign Director for Science and Families Engaging Communities Coalition and Action Fund, discusses protecting public access to vaccines; Kinetra Joseph, Campaign Director for the CDC Foundati…

309: South Dakota’s Tribal Partnerships

Nov. 22, 2022

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, discusses how the organization’s 150th anniversary was celebrated at its annual meeting held recently in Boston; Joan Adam, Secretary of the…

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308: Thankful for People in Public Health

Nov. 21, 2022

Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President and Chief Medical Officer of the Alaska Department of Health, shares some encouraging words to celebrate Public Health Thank You Day; Mike Fraser, ASTHO CEO, appreciates the significance of Pub…

307: New Congress Means More Oversight

Nov. 17, 2022

Susan Best, Program Manager for the Division of Food and Lead Risk Assessment with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, discusses the implementation of virtual restaurant inspections; Devon Page…

306: A Strategy to Ban Menthol

Nov. 17, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO Chief Medical Officer, discusses the important role states and local jurisdictions have in removing flavored tobacco products, including menthol, from the market; Tamira Moon, ASTHO’s Director of He…

305: Prepping for Ebola

Nov. 16, 2022

Dr. David Lakey, former Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, discusses the Texas response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak as a wave of Ebola cases in Uganda expands; Robert Gottlieb, a GIS Data Analyst f…

304: COVID-19’s Lessons on Homelessness

Nov. 15, 2022

Dr. Emily Mosites, Senior Advisor on Special Populations for the CDC, discusses lessons learned from work done during the pandemic to help people experiencing homelessness; Heather Krasna, Associate Dean of Career Services a…

303: A Win for Public Health

Nov. 14, 2022

Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation President and CEO, announces ASTHO as one of the winners of the 2022 Fries Prize for Improving Health; Ericka McGowan, ASTHO Senior Director for Emerging Infection Disease, discusses a new CDC…

302: Veterans Working in Public Health

Nov. 10, 2022

In a special edition of the newscast, we celebrate Veterans Day with thoughts from two veterans working in public health: Keith Reed, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, is a registered nurse and a colonel in the Oklahoma Air N…

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301: Health in All Policies Primer

Nov. 9, 2022

Kerry Wyss, ASTHO’s Director of Environmental Health, outlines a new report about the value of a Health in All Policies approach to public health; Ali Aslam, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Environmental Health, discusses how gra…

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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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298: Washington’s Opioid Agreement

Nov. 4, 2022

Dr. Umair Shah, Secretary of Health for the State of Washington, discusses a settlement with three companies the state says played a key role in driving the opioid epidemic; Donna Levin, Director of Act for Public Health, di…

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297: Virus Triple Threat

Nov. 3, 2022

Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, discusses concerns with RSV infections and the triple threat that comes with treating those cases at the same time peop…

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296: Data Model for Violence Prevention

Nov. 2, 2022

Dr. Steven Stack, ASTHO President-Elect and Kentucky Public Health Commissioner, discusses Kentucky’s new online system to report foodborne illnesses; Ankur Jain, ASTHO Senior Analyst for Public Health Data Modernization and…

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295: Island Policy Working Group

Nov. 1, 2022

Karl Ensign, ASTHO’s Vice President for Territorial Support, discusses the idea behind the Island Areas Workgroup, which is celebrating one year of connecting territories, freely associated states, and federal partners; ASTH…

Breastfeeding And Early Life Nutrition Support Women, Infant, And Family Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Infectious Diseases Policy And Advocacy

294: Public Health on the Ballot

Oct. 31, 2022

Jeanne Ayers, Executive Director of Healthy Democracy Healthy People and an ASTHO alum, discusses the impact of voting on public health; Grace Lee, Senior Analyst for Infectious Disease Infrastructure and Policy, authored a …

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293: Delaware Youth Go Positive in New Campaign

Oct. 28, 2022

Katie Capelli, an Epidemiologist in the Office of Health Crisis Response at the Delaware Division of Public Health, discusses a new public service campaign to promote a positive, drug free, lifestyle to youth across the stat…

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292: Massachusetts Wins Genomics Center Work

Oct. 27, 2022

Margret Cooke, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, says the CDC has selected her state to develop one of five Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence in the country; there are new and updated Women…

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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…

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290: Healthy Aging Policy Trends

Oct. 25, 2022

Claire Pendergrast, ASTHO Senior Analyst for Health Improvement and Healthy Aging, discusses a survey of healthy aging policy actions enacted across the states and territories; Dr. LeQuandra Nesbitt, former Director of the D…

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289: Monkeypox Communication Strategies

Oct. 24, 2022

Dr. Carlton Thomas, a gastroenterologist in San Diego, discusses a recent CDC report on monkeypox which he says is an argument in favor of communicating on mobile apps and other platforms that are familiar to people in at-ri…

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288: ACIP Immunization Decisions Explained

Oct. 21, 2022

In a special episode of the newscast, Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, explains the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices decision earlier this week. The committee voted Thursday to add pediatr…

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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…