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Safe Drug Disposal

Women In Government Podcast Safe Drug Disposal Any medicine can cause harm if not taken properly or by the wrong person. No one wants to hear about their grandmother taking expired medicine that no longer treats her illness, or worse someone having to visit the ER. Especially when this could have been prevented. According to the 2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses why it’s more important than ever to securely store and dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medicines. They also chat about the importance of following the instructions provided with medicine, including labeling information and medication guidelines. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Connecticut Representative, Christie Carpino and Eastern Regional Director, Women In Government Board of Directors GUEST: Irina Butl...

20 min1 w ago
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Safe Drug Disposal

It Takes 2: Type 2 Inflammation

Women In Government Podcast It Takes 2: Type 2 Inflammation People of all ages, genders, and backgrounds are connected by similar challenges because of one lesser known chronic condition known as Type 2 Inflammation. Recent scientific developments have shown that this overactive immune system response, underlies different atopic, allergic and inflammatory diseases. What exactly does that mean and how does it affect our families and communities? On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how the type 2 inflammation connection can help patients work with their doctors to gain control of their chronic disease. As for policymakers and industry leaders, these chronic conditions impact communities of color and those in underserved communities. Now’s the time to get to work and support measures to address type 2 inflammation. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Melissa Hurtado, California State Senator GUEST #1: Carole Huntsman, Head, Sanofi Genzyme No...

24 min2 w ago
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It Takes 2: Type 2 Inflammation

Malnutrition in Vulnerable Populations

Women In Government Podcast Malnutrition in Vulnerable Populations So many aspects of our daily lives have changed since COVID-19 entered the picture. As we continue readjusting to the “new normal,” some familiar concerns have remained and come with a set of severe consequences. Food insecurity has plagued different American populations for decades, but has been compounded by the recent pandemic. The novel Coronavirus is disproportionately impacting older generations. With the closure of congregate meal sites and the increase in newly homebound older adults, there is now a higher demand for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs, such as Home Delivered Meals and other community-based supportive services. However, these much needed resources have been strained and need some relief. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how food insecurity drives harmful impacts on the health and well-being of older adults, exacerbating many chronic conditions. Importan...

29 min3 w ago
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Malnutrition in Vulnerable Populations

Increasing Access & Opportunity - 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Women In Government Podcast Increasing Access & Opportunity: 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act This July 26th marks the 30th anniversary of a landmark decision that changed the lives of people living with disabilities. Back in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act or (ADA) was passed and signed into law. It effectively prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how far we've come from the dark days of people being viewed as “defective” and in need of “fixing.” It’s been an incredible 30 years of breaking down barriers and striving for equality in employment, education, and public access for people with disabilities. The ADA remains a crucial tool in addressing persistent discrimination, and new barriers, like inaccessible websites, online systems, mobile apps, and other forms of information and communication technology. One thing is certain, wha...

44 minJUN 15
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Increasing Access & Opportunity - 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination

Women In Government Podcast You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination Vaccines are not just for children. Adults can be protected from 14 deadly diseases - including Hepatitis A and B, Measles, and the Flu. According to the CDC, over 20 years, vaccines will prevent more than 700,000 deaths and 21 million hospitalizations. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how vaccines save lives. They dive into many aspects of adult vaccination - including benefits, consequences, and all the barriers keeping people from getting immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Laura Blake, Outreach & Development Manager, Women In Government FEATURED GUESTS: GUEST #1: Abby Bownas, Manager, Adult Vaccine Access Coalition GUEST #2: Adriane Casalotti, MPH, MSW, Chief, Government and Public Affairs at National Association of County & City Health Officials ••••• ••••• ••••• For more information, ...

35 minFEB 1
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You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination

Bone Basics: What Happens When You're Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

Women In Government Podcast Bone Basics About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, and many don’t even know they’re at risk of developing weak bones. One in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone because of the disease, leaving many with permanent pain and a stooped or hunched posture. There’s a bone health crisis affecting the country tallying up repeat fractures, hospitalizations and long-term care needs resulting in Medicare costs of 52-billion dollars a year. What’s more, many of these cases could have been prevented with scans and appropriate care. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses what happens when you or someone you love receives a diagnosis of osteoporosis. We’re going to get back to the basics… the bone basics. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Lucy Gettman, Executive Director, Women In Government FEATURED GUESTS: GUEST #1: Maine State Senator Stacey Guerin GUEST #2: Arizona State Repre...

40 min2019 NOV 21
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Bone Basics: What Happens When You're Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate

Women In Government Podcast Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate There are many reasons why people choose to vaccinate their families against preventable diseases. Vaccination promotes good public health and helps avoid a major disease outbreak. That’s something we saw this year, with several measles outbreaks in large communities across the country. Measles may have dominated the headlines, but other vaccine preventable diseases infected people of all ages… chicken pox, whooping cough, and tetanus. The previous flu season even stretched well into the spring. Today, there’s a lot of misinformation circulating about the safety and necessity of vaccines, as well as fears about autism and the number of vaccines administered at once. As a result, vaccine preventable diseases have resurged in the United States, with measles and influenza continuing to be an enormous national problem every year. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses vaccine confidence and deliver...

43 min2019 NOV 5
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Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate

How's Your State Handling the Opioid Crisis

Women In Government Podcast State Opioid Taxes: Economic & Health Policy Implications There's a nationwide public health emergency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds more than 130 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose. Increasingly, people are using illegal heroin and synthetic drugs, while the improper use of prescription opioids has been relatively flat in recent years. The national economic burden of this crisis is more than $500-billion annually when considering the value of lost lives. The impact of the epidemic varies from state-to-state, leading some lawmakers to propose taxing prescription opioids. Although, these drug bills are most often drafted to punish opioid makers, there are some side effects affecting cancer patient and survivor treatment and pain options. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses the impact of the opioid epidemic on the states and potential policy solutions. ••••• ••••• ••••...

41 min2019 OCT 4
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How's Your State Handling the Opioid Crisis

Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace

Women In Government Podcast Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace Did you know only four out of ten working-age adults with disabilities have a job? Less than three years ago, the employment percentage was more than double for those without disabilities, with more than 75% of people in the workforce. This gap needs to be addressed and policies need to be developed to help improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. On this episode of The Women In Government Podcast, powered by the State Exchange on Employment & Disability or (SEED) initiative, our panel of policymakers discusses helping people with “invisible disabilities,” those that go undetected by the naked eye. Join Moderator and Hawaii State Representative, Lauren Matsumoto, as we find out what our states' leaders are doing to help people living with invisible disabilities get back into the workforce and continue to succeed and thrive in their jobs. ••••• ••••...

45 min2019 FEB 14
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Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace
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Latest Episodes

Safe Drug Disposal

Women In Government Podcast Safe Drug Disposal Any medicine can cause harm if not taken properly or by the wrong person. No one wants to hear about their grandmother taking expired medicine that no longer treats her illness, or worse someone having to visit the ER. Especially when this could have been prevented. According to the 2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses why it’s more important than ever to securely store and dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medicines. They also chat about the importance of following the instructions provided with medicine, including labeling information and medication guidelines. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Connecticut Representative, Christie Carpino and Eastern Regional Director, Women In Government Board of Directors GUEST: Irina Butl...

20 min1 w ago
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Safe Drug Disposal

It Takes 2: Type 2 Inflammation

Women In Government Podcast It Takes 2: Type 2 Inflammation People of all ages, genders, and backgrounds are connected by similar challenges because of one lesser known chronic condition known as Type 2 Inflammation. Recent scientific developments have shown that this overactive immune system response, underlies different atopic, allergic and inflammatory diseases. What exactly does that mean and how does it affect our families and communities? On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how the type 2 inflammation connection can help patients work with their doctors to gain control of their chronic disease. As for policymakers and industry leaders, these chronic conditions impact communities of color and those in underserved communities. Now’s the time to get to work and support measures to address type 2 inflammation. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Melissa Hurtado, California State Senator GUEST #1: Carole Huntsman, Head, Sanofi Genzyme No...

24 min2 w ago
Comments
It Takes 2: Type 2 Inflammation

Malnutrition in Vulnerable Populations

Women In Government Podcast Malnutrition in Vulnerable Populations So many aspects of our daily lives have changed since COVID-19 entered the picture. As we continue readjusting to the “new normal,” some familiar concerns have remained and come with a set of severe consequences. Food insecurity has plagued different American populations for decades, but has been compounded by the recent pandemic. The novel Coronavirus is disproportionately impacting older generations. With the closure of congregate meal sites and the increase in newly homebound older adults, there is now a higher demand for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs, such as Home Delivered Meals and other community-based supportive services. However, these much needed resources have been strained and need some relief. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how food insecurity drives harmful impacts on the health and well-being of older adults, exacerbating many chronic conditions. Importan...

29 min3 w ago
Comments
Malnutrition in Vulnerable Populations

Increasing Access & Opportunity - 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Women In Government Podcast Increasing Access & Opportunity: 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act This July 26th marks the 30th anniversary of a landmark decision that changed the lives of people living with disabilities. Back in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act or (ADA) was passed and signed into law. It effectively prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how far we've come from the dark days of people being viewed as “defective” and in need of “fixing.” It’s been an incredible 30 years of breaking down barriers and striving for equality in employment, education, and public access for people with disabilities. The ADA remains a crucial tool in addressing persistent discrimination, and new barriers, like inaccessible websites, online systems, mobile apps, and other forms of information and communication technology. One thing is certain, wha...

44 minJUN 15
Comments
Increasing Access & Opportunity - 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination

Women In Government Podcast You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination Vaccines are not just for children. Adults can be protected from 14 deadly diseases - including Hepatitis A and B, Measles, and the Flu. According to the CDC, over 20 years, vaccines will prevent more than 700,000 deaths and 21 million hospitalizations. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how vaccines save lives. They dive into many aspects of adult vaccination - including benefits, consequences, and all the barriers keeping people from getting immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Laura Blake, Outreach & Development Manager, Women In Government FEATURED GUESTS: GUEST #1: Abby Bownas, Manager, Adult Vaccine Access Coalition GUEST #2: Adriane Casalotti, MPH, MSW, Chief, Government and Public Affairs at National Association of County & City Health Officials ••••• ••••• ••••• For more information, ...

35 minFEB 1
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You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination

Bone Basics: What Happens When You're Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

Women In Government Podcast Bone Basics About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, and many don’t even know they’re at risk of developing weak bones. One in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone because of the disease, leaving many with permanent pain and a stooped or hunched posture. There’s a bone health crisis affecting the country tallying up repeat fractures, hospitalizations and long-term care needs resulting in Medicare costs of 52-billion dollars a year. What’s more, many of these cases could have been prevented with scans and appropriate care. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses what happens when you or someone you love receives a diagnosis of osteoporosis. We’re going to get back to the basics… the bone basics. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Lucy Gettman, Executive Director, Women In Government FEATURED GUESTS: GUEST #1: Maine State Senator Stacey Guerin GUEST #2: Arizona State Repre...

40 min2019 NOV 21
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Bone Basics: What Happens When You're Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate

Women In Government Podcast Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate There are many reasons why people choose to vaccinate their families against preventable diseases. Vaccination promotes good public health and helps avoid a major disease outbreak. That’s something we saw this year, with several measles outbreaks in large communities across the country. Measles may have dominated the headlines, but other vaccine preventable diseases infected people of all ages… chicken pox, whooping cough, and tetanus. The previous flu season even stretched well into the spring. Today, there’s a lot of misinformation circulating about the safety and necessity of vaccines, as well as fears about autism and the number of vaccines administered at once. As a result, vaccine preventable diseases have resurged in the United States, with measles and influenza continuing to be an enormous national problem every year. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses vaccine confidence and deliver...

43 min2019 NOV 5
Comments
Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate

How's Your State Handling the Opioid Crisis

Women In Government Podcast State Opioid Taxes: Economic & Health Policy Implications There's a nationwide public health emergency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds more than 130 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose. Increasingly, people are using illegal heroin and synthetic drugs, while the improper use of prescription opioids has been relatively flat in recent years. The national economic burden of this crisis is more than $500-billion annually when considering the value of lost lives. The impact of the epidemic varies from state-to-state, leading some lawmakers to propose taxing prescription opioids. Although, these drug bills are most often drafted to punish opioid makers, there are some side effects affecting cancer patient and survivor treatment and pain options. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses the impact of the opioid epidemic on the states and potential policy solutions. ••••• ••••• ••••...

41 min2019 OCT 4
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How's Your State Handling the Opioid Crisis

Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace

Women In Government Podcast Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace Did you know only four out of ten working-age adults with disabilities have a job? Less than three years ago, the employment percentage was more than double for those without disabilities, with more than 75% of people in the workforce. This gap needs to be addressed and policies need to be developed to help improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. On this episode of The Women In Government Podcast, powered by the State Exchange on Employment & Disability or (SEED) initiative, our panel of policymakers discusses helping people with “invisible disabilities,” those that go undetected by the naked eye. Join Moderator and Hawaii State Representative, Lauren Matsumoto, as we find out what our states' leaders are doing to help people living with invisible disabilities get back into the workforce and continue to succeed and thrive in their jobs. ••••• ••••...

45 min2019 FEB 14
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Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace
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