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211: Monkeypox Response

July 1, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, discusses the growing concern over the monkeypox virus; Ellen Pliska, ASTHO’s Family and Child Health Senior Director, details a new supplement to the American Journal of Pu…

210: Responses to Gun Violence

June 30, 2022

Lindsey Myers, ASTHO’s Vice President for Social and Behavioral Health, discusses a new blog article she authored with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia about men and gun violence; Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of th…

209: New Tool Predicts PH Risks

June 29, 2022

Dr. Lisa Lines, Senior Health Services Researcher with RTI International, discusses a new tool built to help public health leaders measure, predict, and respond to social factors that impact population health; Kini Tinkham, …

208: Inclusive Communications Tips

June 28, 2022

Susan Laird, a health communications specialist with the CDC, discusses the need to use more inclusive communication when working with individuals or groups; Sheila Nelson, Program Manager for Adolescent Health and Injury Pr…

207: How to Address Burnout

June 27, 2022

Dr. Anne Zink, ASTHO President-Elect, reflects on the problem of burnout among health care providers; Amelia Poulin, Senior Analyst for Infectious Disease Outbreak Response and Recovery at ASTHO, discusses the importance of …

206: New Tobacco Policy Recommendations

June 24, 2022

Dawn Berkowitz, Chair of the Tobacco Control Network Executive Committee, discusses a new policy recommendations guide released by the group; Liz Hendrix, the Policy Control Officer for the Tobacco Control Network Executive …

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205: Why Listening is Important in Public Health

June 23, 2022

Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri’s former Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, joins us for a special edition of the newscast to discuss his upcoming book and the importance of listening in public health.

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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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203: Support for Syringe Services

June 21, 2022

Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health, explains how a statewide law permitting syringe services would give cover and funding to local programs trying to battle the opioid epidemic; Laura Edison, an ep…

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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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195: Hospitals Prepping for COVID-19 Surge

June 8, 2022

Akin Demehin, Senior Director of Quality and Patient Safety Policy with the American Hospital Association, explains how hospitals are preparing for the possibility of another COVID-19 wave later this year; Dr. Mark Levine, V…

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194: Pain in the Nation Report

June 7, 2022

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, President and CEO of the Trust for America’s Health, details a new report that offers disturbing data on the drug, alcohol, and suicide crises facing the nation; Lt. Commander Traci Murray, Assistant Re…

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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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192: Helping LGBTQI+ Youth

June 3, 2022

Admiral Rachel Levine, the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, explains how recent negative rhetoric focused on gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom is…

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191: New Mental Health Commission

June 2, 2022

Lynn Gallagher, former New Mexico State Health Director, explains how a new commission created by the New Mexico Supreme Court will work to address the mental health needs of people who are in and out of the court system; Ji…

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190: Learning to Live with COVID-19

June 1, 2022

Justa Encarnacion, Commissioner of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health, discusses the differences and similarities in responding to COVID-19 as a territory as opposed to a state. Encarnacion also expands on the chal…

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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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187: Fighting COVID-19 Fatigue

May 26, 2022

Dr. Manisha Juthani, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, fresh off her time at the ASTHO COVID-19 Summit in Washington D.C., explains the challenge COVID-19 will present for public health officials i…

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186: 2022 COVID-19 Strategy Session

May 25, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, joins the show from the ASTHO COVID-19 Summit in Washington D.C. to discuss his expectations from the summit and the COVID-19 response going forward.

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185: Teen Mental Health Campaign

May 24, 2022

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, explains the Forward Together campaign; Dr. James Bell, State Assistant Administrator for the Michigan Department of Health …

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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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183: COVID-19 Fast Track

May 20, 2022

Gaafar Uherbelau, the Minister of Health in Palau, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic making landfall last December; Angela Minicuci, former Communications Director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, refl…

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182: Consulting School Nurses

May 19, 2022

Linda Mendonca, President of the National Association of School Nurses, discusses nurses needing a break, but also wanting more input regarding school health policy; Dr. Tom Simon, the Associate Director for Science in the D…

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181: Messaging the Baby Formula Crisis

May 18, 2022

Brian Dittmeier, Senior Director of Public Policy at the National WIC Association,  tells us how public health agencies can support parents through the baby formula shortage; Lindsey Myers, ASTHO’s Vice President for Social …

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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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179: Public Health Recruits

May 16, 2022

Dr. Brian Dixon, Associate Professor at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, says the workforce pipeline is filling up with public health students; Dr. Umair Shah, Washington Secretary of Heal…

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178: Data Obstacles and Opportunities

May 13, 2022

Dr. David Rhew, Microsoft’s Global Chief Medical Officer, says there is technology available to help public health agencies standardize and modernize data; Mike Fraser, ASTHO CEO, notes the challenge is not with technology; …

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177: Public Health’s Golden Moment

May 12, 2022

Dr. John Halamka,  President of the Mayo Clinic Platform, kicked off the second day of ASTHO’s Public Health TechXpo urging public health leaders to take advantage of what he calls a "golden period” in history; Dr. Lisa Pier…

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176: Smart Health Cards

May 11, 2022

ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia says continued federal investment can help keep the nation on the right track in the fight against the COVID-19 virus; Dr. David Rhew, Global Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft,…

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175: Tracking Threats to Pregnancy Health

May 10, 2022

Dr. Karen Remley, Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities with the CDC, discusses the SET-NET project to protect the health of pregnant people and their babies; Dr. Philip LoBue, Direc…

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174: Slow Uptake for COVID Therapies

May 9, 2022

Dr. Manisha Juthani, Connecticut’s Public Health Commissioner, explains why providers may not be prescribing COVID-19 therapeutics; ASTHO publishes a new report to help public health leaders maximize the benefits of COVID-19…

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173: Talking About Ticks

May 6, 2022

Tamyra Porter, a partner at Guidehouse Consulting, explains a project to improve disease surveillance; Sara Robinson, an epidemiologist working for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, spends a lot of time wa…

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172: How to Rebuild Public Trust

May 5, 2022

Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota’s former health commissioner, reacts to the Harvard poll that says most people trust their public health department; Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s state health officer, explains a new ASTHO report th…

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171: Protecting Public Health Authority

May 4, 2022

Dr. Marcus Plescia, ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer, defends public health authority after a recent federal court ruling tossed the requirement for masks on public transportation; Dr. Harry Chen, Vermont’s former health commis…

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170: Hepatitis Alert

May 3, 2022

Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s State Health Officer, discusses how states and territories are on alert for cases of hepatitis and adenovirus in children; Dr. Jose Romero, Arkansas’ Secretary of Health, is worried about increasi…

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169: Listening Builds PH Trust

May 2, 2022

Ioana Ungureanu, ASTHO’s Senior Analyst for Public and Behavioral Health Integration, discusses a new ASTHO report outlining 10 high-level strategies to improve behavioral health for kids in schools; Angela Minicuci, the for…

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168: All-Star Tech Xpo Lineup Revealed

April 29, 2022

J.T. Lane, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Population Health and Innovation, tells us who is on the agenda to speak during the Public Health Tech Xpo event set for May 10th and 11th online; Laura Pegram, Director of Drug Us…

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167: Tech Xpo Preview

April 28, 2022

J.T. Lane, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Population Health and Innovation, explains how public health has a unique opportunity to modernize its data systems to prepare for the next crisis in a preview of the upcoming Publ…

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166: PH Workforce Opportunities

April 27, 2022

Dr. Leslie Dauphin from the CDC discusses the nation’s public health workforce and the way forward; Emi Chutaro, Executive Director of the Pacific Island Health Officers Association, offers details of a new study to better u…

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165: New Healthy Aging Program

April 26, 2022

The Trust for America’s Health unveils a new program to give agencies credit for their work promoting healthy aging; ASTHO delivers a report and hosts a webinar later this week detailing strategies to improve youth behaviora…

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164: California’s COVID-19 Plan

April 25, 2022

Dr. Erica Pan, California’s State epidemiologist, outlines the next phase of California’s COVID-19 response; Dr. Nicole Bhave, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan, discusses the cardiac effects of COVID-19 that cont…

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163: Mask Mandate Ruling

April 22, 2022

Andy Baker White, ASTHO’s Senior Director for State Health Policy, discusses the impact of this week’s federal court ruling striking down the mask requirement for people using public transportation; Phillip Talboy, Senior Ad…

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162: Helping the PH Workforce

April 21, 2022

Dr. Bruce Perry, psychiatrist and author, tells public health leaders how they can help their frontline workers manage stress caused by the pandemic; ASTHO has a new blog article that lists seven workforce trends to watch fo…