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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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Two Community Health Centers Almost Destroyed Rise Up to Serve Their Communities: Puerto Rico and California

Two Community Health Centers Almost Destroyed Rise Up to Serve Their Communities: Puerto Rico and California

  This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with two community health center directors, Naomi Fuchs of Santa Rosa Health in Northern California, and Gloria Amador of Salud Integral en la Montana in Puerto Rico, who both experienced severe devastation in the wake of massive hurricanes in the Caribbean and wild fires in Northern California. They both share their experiences of continuing to deliver care to their patient populations in spite of harrowing conditions and massive destruction, and how…

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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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Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association on the need to support federal polices that serve to protect population health in the communities where people live.

Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Yale Global Health Initiative

Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Yale Global Health Initiative

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Elizabeth Bradley Director of the Yale Global Health Initiative and co-author of The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less. Dr. Bradley discusses her research comparing American health spending and outcomes against 30 industrialized nations, and the reasons for poor outcomes here relative to the highest per capita health spending. 

Sonia Sarkar, Chief of Staff of Health Leads

Sonia Sarkar, Chief of Staff of Health Leads

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sonia Sarkar, Chief of Staff of Health Leads, a national organization dedicated to creating a health care system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. She discusses Health Leads’ deployment of college students in clinics across the country who assist patients in gaining resources to impact the underlying causes of poor health.