National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Podcast From Washington: Reviewing Health-Related Appropriations and Empowering Resilient Communities in Disaster Response

Aug 11, 2023 | NacchoVoice

Washington, DC, August 11, 2023On this week’s podcast, the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Government Affairs team members Adriane Casalotti, Chief of Government and Public Affairs, and Lauren Mastroberardino, Government Affairs Senior Specialist, provided an update on the appropriations process, discussing major differences between both bills and the outlook for fall. They also discussed progress on Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) reauthorization, providing insight into political differences in the House and Senate versions of the legislation and potential roadblocks.

Later in the program (9:07), NACCHO Communications Specialist Beth Hess spoke with Neil Brockway, Director of Disaster Risk Reduction at the American Red Cross. Brockway joined the 2023 Preparedness Summit in April as one of the plenary speakers on the topic of empowering resilient communities. They discussed the American Red Cross’ Community Adaptation Program and how it works to build community resilience. The program concludes with an invitation to submit abstracts for the 2024 Preparedness Summit.

Listen to the episode.

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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.


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