In this week’s episode of Podcast from Washington, Eli Briggs and Ian Goldstein discuss breaking news, as the Food and Drug Administration is finalizing plans to ban all flavored e-cigarette cartridges from the market in an effort to discourage youth vaping. They also discuss the cancellation of the markup for the Senate FY2020 Labor, Health & Human Services, (LHHS) Education appropriations bill.
Later in the program, in a nod to National Preparedness Month, Ian Goldstein sits down with Michelle (Shelly) Schwedhelm, executive director for Emergency Management & Biopreparedness at Nebraska Medicine. They discuss developing a regional public health response system for disasters, as well as Shelly’s role in the 2014 Ebola education training program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also shares how local health departments can develop a structure that incorporates clinical systems with public health.