emergency responders in Hurricane Harvey U.S Border Patrol riverine agents launch an air boat in a Houston, Texas suburb as they evacuate residents in the flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Glenn Fawcett)

LISTEN: Disaster Planning with Epidemiology, Evacuation Prep and Business Intel

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the voice of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments. NACCHO hosts the regularly scheduled NACCHO Podcast Series Podcast from Washington.

On this week’s episode, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss Memorial Day recess and items the Congress will have to take up when they return next week. The House will have to pass the Senate version of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovations Act. They also discuss the Department of Health and Human Services proposed rule that would roll back healthcare protections for transgender patients.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA. He is the Deputy Director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness. His areas of expertise include public health preparedness, community resilience and the integration of private and public sector capabilities. Some topics of past work include developing inter-organizational processes for operational epidemiological modeling, evacuation and sheltering planning for people with medical dependencies, and adapting business intelligence systems for disaster response and recovery operations. Mr. Goldstein and Mr. Schlegelmilch discussed data collection of past hurricanes and the gulf oil spill, looking at long-term impacts, particularly in children and their adverse childhood experiences.

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