Joseph Kanter MD MPH

State Health Officer, Louisiana Department of Health

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103: Ending the HIV Epidemic

Jan. 24, 2022

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer, talks about fighting the HIV epidemic during the COVID-19 pandemic as ASTHO releases a set of 10 policy briefings focused on public health issues expected to be priorities…

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95: ProPublica’s Syphilis Investigation – Part 2

Jan. 11, 2022

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer, explains the evolution of messaging required by the fast-moving Omicron variant during an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal morning show Monday; ProPublica journal…

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39: Territories Avoid Medicaid Cliff

Oct. 4, 2021

Carolyn McCoy, ASTHO’s Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, explains how an extension of Medicaid funding for U.S. Territories gives them more time to work toward a permanent policy solution; Dr. Joseph Kanter, Lou…

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37: Workforce Reforms Pitched

Sept. 30, 2021

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer and Medical Director, calls on Congress to take steps to address urgent public health workforce needs; Dr. Umair Shah, Secretary of Health for Washington state, reminds pub…

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35: Medicaid Cliff Nears

Sept. 28, 2021

Karl Ensign, ASTHO’s Vice President for Territorial Support, discusses the potential for Congressional action to approve enhanced financial support for Medicaid services in the U.S. Territories, as a Thursday deadline nears;…