Season 2

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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285: COVID-19 Spending Oversight

Oct. 18, 2022

Jeffrey Ekoma, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, says oversight of COVID-19 spending might increase if midterm elections lead to change in U.S. House leadership ; Heidi Westermann, ASTHO’s Director of Public Hea…

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284: Public Health Careers Website Launches

Oct. 17, 2022

Joanne Pearsol, ASTHO’s Director of Workforce Development discusses the debut of ASTHO’s new public health jobs website, ; an ASTHO blog article assesses Tennessee’s progress on Opioid Use Disorder throughout its maternal an…

Health Equity Immunization COVID-19 Leadership And Workforce Development Women, Infant, And Family Health Community Partnerships

283: New National Children’s Health Survey

Oct. 14, 2022

Chrissie Juliano, Executive Director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, is joined by local public health directors to discuss public interest in the new COVID-19 booster; ASTHO is working with the National Community Action …

282: Pandemic Achievements

Oct. 13, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, talks about an article he helped author in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, which discusses the work public health did in response to the pandemic; Bea …

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281: Medicaid Approves Housing Waiver

Oct. 12, 2022

Caroline Brazeel, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Population Health and Innovation, discusses two demonstration waivers, one which allows Oregon to provide housing assistance to some people enrolled in Medicaid, that were approv…

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280: Promoting the New COVID-19 Booster

Oct. 11, 2022

Dr. Sameer Vohra, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, explains how he is working to convince more people to get the new COVID-19 booster shot; ASTHO CEO Mike Fraser attends a White House Summit on Indoor Ai…

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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’…

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278: How to Push Back on STDs

Oct. 6, 2022

Dr. Leandro Mena, Director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC, discusses the latest preliminary data that counts 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis last year; Reyna Olaguez, Executive …

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277: Modernize WIC

Oct. 5, 2022

Brian Dittmeier, Senior Director of Public Policy for the National WIC Association, discusses ways to modernize the WIC program; Ali Hard, Senior Policy Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at the USDA, says states have more fl…

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276: Learning from NASA

Oct. 4, 2022

Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation, says public health could learn a lot from America’s space agency; Joshua Berry, ASTHO’s Director of Chronic Disease Risk Factors, discusses ways that ASTHO remains fo…

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275: PH Can Help End Hunger

Oct. 3, 2022

ASTHO CEO Michael Fraser reflects on last week’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health; Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO Immediate Past President and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ma…

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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…

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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…

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272: Oregon’s Regional Health Equity Coalitions

Sept. 28, 2022

Jeffrey Ekoma, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, discusses a White House summit he attended in recognition of National Recovery Month; Mike Fraser, ASTHO’s CEO is heading to the White House for the bipartisan Co…

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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 …

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270: Tracking Polio in New York

Sept. 26, 2022

Dr. Jim McDonald, Medical Director for the New York State Department of Health, discusses the discovery of polio in wastewater in at least two NY counties; Carolyn McCoy, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs…

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269: Urging COVID-19 Booster Uptake

Sept. 23, 2022

Dr. Steven Stack, ASTHO President-Elect, discusses the new COVID-19 booster designed to protect against the latest variants; Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President, explains the need to bring health care and public health closer tog…

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268: ACEs Legislative Scan

Sept. 22, 2022

Dr. Jonathan Purtle, Associate Professor at New York University's School of Global Public Health, discusses an ASTHO report on preventing adverse childhood experiences; Lisa Peterson, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Preparedness…

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267: Managing Septic Grants

Sept. 21, 2022

Lance Gregory, Environmental Health Division Director with the Virginia Department of Health, discusses Septic Smart Week and the demand for the agency’s Septic and Well Assistance Program; Joel Cantor, Director of the Rutge…

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266: ASTHO’s New President-Elect

Sept. 20, 2022

Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and new ASTHO President-Elect, discusses the role and the pandemic’s impact on public health; Chris Taylor, ASTHO’s Director of Infectious Disease …

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265: Maternal Health Crisis Blueprint

Sept. 19, 2022

Dr. Jamila Perritt, President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, discusses the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis; Emma Talkington, ASTHO Environmental Health Analyst, explains why AS…

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264: New PH Job Website

Sept. 16, 2022

Joanne Pearsol, ASTHO’s Director of Workforce Development, discusses a new careers website helping people and organizations connect; Mike Fraser, ASTHO’s Chief Executive Officer, joined an online news conference to discuss a…

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263: Youth Worried About Climate Change

Sept. 15, 2022

Rachael Banks, Public Health Director for the Oregon Health Authority Division of Public Health, discusses the results of a new study exploring the connections between climate change and youth mental health; Rebecca Fronberg…

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262: Meet ASTHO’s New President

Sept. 14, 2022

Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO’s New Board President and Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, looks at the year ahead and the work she hopes to continue; Mike Fraser, ASTHO CEO, discusses the White House request for emergency monkeypox fun…

ASTHO Public Health Leadership

261: ASTHO’s Outgoing President

Sept. 13, 2022

Dr. Nirav Shah, ASTHO’s Outgoing Board President, reflects on his time leading the organization during the COVID-19 pandemic; ASTHO has a new webinar series to help you prepare for a public health emergency; and make sure yo…

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260: ASTHO’s Impact on Public Health

Sept. 12, 2022

ASTHO CEO Mike Fraser previews his State of ASTHO address to members meeting this week in Atlanta; Mark Miller, Vice President of Communications for the de Beaumont Foundation, says when it comes to restoring trust in public…

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259: Training for Diverse Public Health Pros

Sept. 9, 2022

Jill Miller, Interim Deputy Director, Family Health Services, Alameda County Public Health Department, shares how she learned new leadership skills as a scholar in ASTHO’s Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health program;…

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258: Public Health AmeriCorps Explained

Sept. 8, 2022

AJ Pearlman, Director of Public Health AmeriCorps, shares the organization’s plan to get more people into public health positions across the nation; ASTHO explains legal considerations for agencies working to vaccinate peopl…