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Month: July 2012

Dr. Clement Bezold, Chairman of The Institute for Alternative Futures

Dr. Clement Bezold, Chairman of The Institute for Alternative Futures

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with futurist Dr. Clement Bezold, co-founder and Chairman of the Institute for Alternative Futures. Dr. Bezold outlines his report on the future of health care in America, based on long term analysis of the impact of technology, genomics and health care reform.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with physician and Governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, who discusses the state’s recent two billion dollar federal grant to deploy a program to reduce Medicaid costs using patient centered homes, community health workers, telemedicine and electronic health records.

Keep the Sun Fun event 2012

Keep the Sun Fun event 2012

In the beginning of January, I attended a meeting about a grant that CHC had received from the Department of Public Health. The grant was specifically for CHC to host a skin cancer and sun safety awareness event sometime during July which seemed like centuries away at the time. It was decided that the event would be called “KEEP THE SUN FUN” and the ball slowly began to roll in the direction of Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT….

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Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. Miles discusses the organization’s three year study on global child mortality, focusing on newborns, and the strategies being employed to reduce mortality rates. Miles also discusses technological innovations that are allowing Save the Children to serve over 80 million children living in more than 120 countries, including the US.