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Millions Served: NACHC’s Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

Millions Served: NACHC’s Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dan Hawkins, Sr. VP for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), which supports the thousands of community health centers providing care for 27 million underserved Americans. They discuss the care model that embeds behavioral and dental care within primary care, the growing reliance on Nurse Practitioners as front line clinicians, and the training, innovation, and quality care the nation’s health centers provide.

CRISPR, DNA and Genomics: Dr. Samuel Sternberg Examines This Game-Changing Technology

CRISPR, DNA and Genomics: Dr. Samuel Sternberg Examines This Game-Changing Technology

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University and renowned expert on CRISPER-Cas9 gene editing technology. Dr. Sternberg co-authored “A Crack in Creation” with CRISPR co-creator Jennifer Doudna, and talks about the limitless potential of this genetic engineering tool to transform how we treat and prevent disease in the future.

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has vocally opposed¬†the separation of immigrant families at the border. She talks about the long term impact of toxic stress in childhood,¬†recommended¬†breastfeeding and vaccination protocols, harm from gun violence, and too much screen time for kids.  

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Launches C-CHANGE: A New Climate Change Project at Harvard

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Launches C-CHANGE: A New Climate Change Project at Harvard

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who has launched a new climate change project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, C-CHANGE, is a partnership between Harvard and Google aimed at advancing better understanding of the causes and effects of climate change and its impact on population health.

Coordinated Care for High Use Patients: CareMore Health CEO Sachin Jain on Improving Outcomes

Coordinated Care for High Use Patients: CareMore Health CEO Sachin Jain on Improving Outcomes

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sachin Jain, CEO of CareMore Health, a coordinated and integrated health care system focused on high-use Medicare and Medicaid patients. Dr. Jain discusses CareMore’s team-based approach to chronic disease management deploying ride-sharing and meal delivery services, loneliness prevention and patient support across the care continuum.

HHS Data Chief Dr. Mona Siddiqui on Addressing the Challenges of Health Data Liberation

HHS Data Chief Dr. Mona Siddiqui on Addressing the Challenges of Health Data Liberation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, who is overseeing a transformation in health information sharing between all agencies at HHS. She discusses the infrastructure changes required to facilitate data liquidity and growing partnerships with outside entrepreneurs to expedite the process.