Social Determinants and Health Outcomes, National Health Foundation CEO Kelly Bruno on Innovative Strategies that Work

Social Determinants and Health Outcomes, National Health Foundation CEO Kelly Bruno on Innovative Strategies that Work

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kelly Bruno, President and CEO of the National Health Foundation, a California-based non-profit dedicated to addressing the social determinants that impact population health. She discusses their programs assisting homeless patients to find housing, efforts to address food deserts, and health literacy programs empowering young people seeking to improve their communities’ health.

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month may be drawing to a close, but eating well is a great goal all year long. And there’s no one better to help you reach that goal than CHC’s team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists! Ask for an appointment today, and check out these easy tips from EatRight.org for keeping a healthy, nutritious lifestyle: Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Consider the foods you have on hand before…

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National Access to Primary Care and Minister of Loneliness: Dr. Charles Alessi on the UK’s Approach to Population Health and Dementia Prevention

National Access to Primary Care and Minister of Loneliness: Dr. Charles Alessi on the UK’s Approach to Population Health and Dementia Prevention

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Charles Alessi, Senior Advisor for Dementia Prevention at Public Health England, the UK’s equivalent of the CDC. Dr. Alessi talks about the prevention strategies being deployed across the UK to delay the onset of dementia, the lack of barriers to primary care services, and their recently announced Minister of Loneliness to confront this chronic health issue.

Health Disparities by Zip Code, Race and Poverty: Stanford’s Raj Chetty Continues to Find Links

Health Disparities by Zip Code, Race and Poverty: Stanford’s Raj Chetty Continues to Find Links

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Stanford economist Dr. Raj Chetty on his seminal work linking zip code, poverty and health and economic disparity. Dr. Chetty has mined large data sets from the US Census Bureau and public tax information to confirm the undeniable link between poverty, race and the lack of upward mobility, as well as a widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor in America.

Louisiana Health Secretary Rebekah Gee on Tech-Driven Solutions to Storm Preparedness Developed After Katrina and How Expanded Medicaid Coverage Has Improved Population Health

Louisiana Health Secretary Rebekah Gee on Tech-Driven Solutions to Storm Preparedness Developed After Katrina and How Expanded Medicaid Coverage Has Improved Population Health

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Health Secretary on the state’s improved storm preparedness plans based on lessons learned from the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She talks about the robust state-wide electronic health record system created after the storm including a statewide data base of vulnerable populations for better evacuation strategies, what they’ve shared with other states facing weather disasters, and how expanded Medicaid has dramatically improved access to…

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America’s Gun Violence Epidemic: Leading Harvard Researcher Dr. David Hemenway Shares His Findings

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic: Leading Harvard Researcher Dr. David Hemenway Shares His Findings

This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has spent decades researching America’s gun violence epidemic, its root causes, the casualties and public health and legal policies that would mitigate the problem.