Quest to Improve Maternal And Childhood Health: Dr. Diana Bianchi Talks About Research Mission at the NICHD

Quest to Improve Maternal And Childhood Health: Dr. Diana Bianchi Talks About Research Mission at the NICHD

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Diana Bianchi, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH, the largest funder of health research in the world. She oversees a $1.5 billion budget conducting research in all phases of child health from maternal and reproductive health, to infant diagnostics, adolescence into adulthood, and all people with intellectual disabilities.

From Civil Rights to the ACA: House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Fight for Health Equity in America

From Civil Rights to the ACA: House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Fight for Health Equity in America

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter celebrate 10 years on the air and our 500th episode with Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), House Majority Whip and the third ranking Democrat in Congress. He talks about the legacy of the Affordable Care Act in advancing health equity, and the need to strengthen the nation’s community health centers through a national broadband and telehealth initiative to more effectively deploy quality health care to all Americans.

The AMA’s First African American Female President, Dr. Patrice Harris on Quest for Health Equity

The AMA’s First African American Female President, Dr. Patrice Harris on Quest for Health Equity

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrice Harris, the 174th President of the American Medical Association and the first African American woman to hold the post. She talks about the AMA’s efforts to innovate for the evolving health care of the 21st century, with a focus on tackling the opioid crisis, addressing racial disparities in the medical profession, and advancing health coverage, equity and behavioral health parity for all Americans.

Addressing War Crimes and Human Rights Violations: Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights

Addressing War Crimes and Human Rights Violations: Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Susannah Sirkin, Director of Policy at Physicians for Human Rights, an organization using the power of medicine and science to document human rights violations in conflict zones around the world. She discusses their recent report on Syria’s attack on its own health care system, the banning of land mines and their work documenting trauma experienced by refugees and asylum seekers here and around the globe.

Medicare-for-All on the Campaign Trail: Kaiser’s Larry Levitt Explains It All

Medicare-for-All on the Campaign Trail: Kaiser’s Larry Levitt Explains It All

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Levitt, Executive Vice President for Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation who looks at the differences in proposals from the Democratic presidential candidates. He looks at variations in the “Medicare-for-all” proposals, how it would impact consumers, and examines the shifting role of insurance companies in the ongoing health policy debate.

Trans Wellness Conference

Trans Wellness Conference

Members of our Center for Key Populations – Stephanie Farrell, Doug Janssen, and clients/patients of CHC – traveled together to the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference last week. This is the largest free trans-specific conference in the world, and it emphasizes including clients and patients in conference participation and advocacy. Stephanie, who is a Nurse Care Coordinator, wrote about her experiences at the conference – and how it helped to change her perspective. Day 1 Road trip time for a few…

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