It’s “Your Turn” to share your views about the stories Washingtonians are talking about ––from a rollback on federal health care subsidies to the name change of a Virginia high school named after a Confederate general.
Washington D.C. has a relatively robust public health safety net. But despite a budget of almost $2 billion a year, the city’s Department of Health confronts high rates of heart disease, obesity, asthma and HIV/AIDS. Kojo talks with D.C.’s top public health official about the challenges of promoting a healthier city.
- Pierre Vigilance MD, MPH; Director, District of Columbia Department of Health
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