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America’s Costly Health Care: Harvard’s Ashish Jha Shares His Insights on Causes and Solutions

America’s Costly Health Care: Harvard’s Ashish Jha Shares His Insights on Causes and Solutions

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discuss his recent report analyzing American health care costs compared to 10 other industrialized nations pointing to lack a of data and price transparency as drivers, suggesting that a combination of public policy and private innovations will lead to an “American solution” to the cost problem.

Fighting for America’s Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families

Fighting for America’s Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a non-profit organization fighting for access to quality health care for all Americans, especially women and children. She discusses the advocacy efforts of the NPWF that have informed policies such as the Family Leave Act, the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act.

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.

Where Will Healthcare be in 2020? Thomas Jefferson University’s Dr. Steve Klasko Breaks Down His Vision of Healthcare Disruption

Where Will Healthcare be in 2020? Thomas Jefferson University’s Dr. Steve Klasko Breaks Down His Vision of Healthcare Disruption

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System, on his efforts to transform health care. Dr. Klasko made bold changes to the University and its hospitals by implementing a startup mentality and making innovation a priority among the academic and clinical departments. He also discusses how creativity and compassion are the keys to that innovation and breaks down the next steps needed to…

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Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John F. Kelly, renowned addiction expert and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly has done extensive research on evidence-based treatments for addiction disorders and recommends a comprehensive, chronic disease management approach to addiction treatment and recovery.

Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, on their recent report on pollution’s impact on global health leading to more deaths than HIV, Malaria and TB combined. She discusses the Paris Climate Accord as an important step in addressing the effects of climate change on human health, the ongoing battle to contain HIV/AIDS and how the…

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