Podcast: Retired Navy Admiral Fights New Enemy, the Opioid Crisis

IBS
Published

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin welcome retired Navy Admiral and Founder of SAFE Project, Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, to the show to talk about his passion to educate the residential construction industry on the dangers of opioids.

Through the SAFE Project, or Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic, a mission that is close to his family, Admiral Winnefeld is working to bring awareness and compassion to this deadly disease, which has an outsized effect on residential construction, to help save lives.

Tune in to hear more about SAFE Project, get a recap from the co-hosts about last week’s 2022 International Builders’ Show and a look ahead to next year’s show in Las Vegas.

Subscribe to NAHBNow

Log in or create account to subscribe to notifications of new posts.

Log in to subscribe

Latest from NAHBNow

Awards | Membership | Remodeling

Apr 19, 2024

NAHB Members Recognized in Pro Remodeler's 40 Under 40 Class of 2024

Pro Remodeler recently released its 40 Under 40 Class of 2024 in its March/April issue. See which NAHB members made the list.

Economics

Apr 18, 2024

Single-Family Builders: Tell Us How Rising Costs Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

Builders’ bottom lines across the country are being squeezed by rising material, labor and land costs. NAHB’s Economics team is in the process of measuring the impact of increased costs on builders’ profitability. And we need your help.

Safety

Apr 18, 2024

Learn Strategies for Managing Cold Stress on Jobsites

Each time winter weather rolls around, a new threat to residential construction workers emerges: cold stress. It is important for jobsite managers to know how to protect workers in low temperatures, recognize the signs of injuries and plan for common hazards, including icy roads and walkways.

View all

Latest Economic News

Economics

Apr 19, 2024

State Level Employment Situation: March 2024

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 44 states in March compared to the previous month, while six states and the District of Columbia saw a decrease.

Economics

Apr 18, 2024

Existing Home Sales Decline in March

After reaching the 12-month high last month, existing home sales retreated in March due to lingering high mortgage rates, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Meanwhile, low resale inventory and strong demand continued to drive up existing home prices, marking the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year median sales price increases.

Economics

Apr 18, 2024

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2023

Half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $58,500 and the top 25% make at least $79,450, according to the latest May 2023 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Economics

Apr 17, 2024

How Quickly Do Prices Respond to Monetary Policy?

As economist Milton Friedman once quipped, monetary policy has a history of operating with “long and variable lags.” What Friedman was expressing is that it takes some time for the true effects of monetary policy, like the changing of the federal funds rate, to permeate completely through the larger economy.