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What Do the Midterms Mean for Public Health?

December 06, 2018


Overview: The midterm elections may be behind us, but how will our nation’s political dynamics impact the public health agenda? On this episode, we examine opportunities for bipartisanship and forecast what the public health landscape may look like in the next Congress. Emily Holubowich joins us from the Coalition for Health Funding to point out key issues to watch as the federal budget process unfolds. Former Alaska health commissioner Jay Butler also explains why it’s important for health officials to build relationships with their Congressional delegations and remain agile as we prepare for both new and ongoing public health challenges.


  • Jay Butler, past president of ASTHO and former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • Emily Holubowich, executive director of the Coalition for Health Funding


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