D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau talks about her proposed legislation, from changing how sugary drinks are taxed to making diaper changing tables more accessible to men. Then, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson joins us to talk about the city's proposed budget and a local government exchange program with Norton, Virginia.
Washington, D.C. gets some of the highest numbers of 911 calls per capita in the country. The reason? Sometimes people see the emergency room as a primary care provider. Residents have reportedly called with problems as minor as mosquito bites and stubbed toes. In an effort to free up first responders and hospital beds for more pressing emergencies, the district is introducing the Right Care, Right Now program, designated to attend to emergencies that are not life-threatening and improve patients’ health outcomes.
- Robert Holman Medical Director, D.C. Fire and EMS Department
- Gregory Dean Chief, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, District of Columbia
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