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Nurses Ask: Where is the respect?

Nurses Ask: Where is the respect?

Originally broadcast on February 29, 2024 Americans say nursing is the most respected profession, but nurses say their challenges tell a different story. They’re sounding the alarm on staffing shortages, violence in the workplace and racism (63% of nurses say they have personally experienced an act of racism in the workplace). The American Nurses Association is also fighting an American Medical Association policy recommending advanced practice registered nurses be licensed and regulated by both state medical and nursing boards. Our…

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Better Primary Care: What Will It Take to Get the U.S. to Wake Up to the Need?

Better Primary Care: What Will It Take to Get the U.S. to Wake Up to the Need?

Originally broadcast on February 22, 2024. U.S. spending on primary care fell again, to a mere 4.6% of total health care dollars spent. Primary Care Collaborative is the only national multi-stakeholder organization focused on whole-person primary care. Primary Care Collaborative President & CEO Ann Greiner joins hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter to discuss better compensation and reimbursement for primary care clinicians and efforts to increase training, expanding access to community health centers, and opportunities for primary care to help…

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Damning Research Reveals Extent of Pediatrics Care Gap: Children of Color Receive Worse Treatment

Damning Research Reveals Extent of Pediatrics Care Gap: Children of Color Receive Worse Treatment

Originally broadcast on February 15, 2024 Across the board, children of color in America receive less treatment and fewer life-saving interventions than white children, according to a research review published in Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. The data find that strongest disparities between whites and children of color involved pain management; kids of color are less likely than their white peers to get painkillers for a broken arm or leg, for appendicitis or for migraines Dr. Nia Heard-Garris, pediatrician and…

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Mental Health’s AI Revolution: What It Means for Patients & Providers

Mental Health’s AI Revolution: What It Means for Patients & Providers

Originally broadcast on February 8, 2024 How is the long-held image of a psychiatrist with a couch in an office being replaced by artificial intelligence? And what are the promises and perils of using technology to help treat depression and anxiety? Dr. Jodi Halpern is a psychiatrist, noted author and co-founder of the University of California’s Berkeley Group for Ethics and Regulation of Innovative Technologies. Research shows that 26% of adult Americans have a diagnosable mental health situation each year,…

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A Roadmap to Improve Health Outcomes By Investing In Green and Healthy Homes

A Roadmap to Improve Health Outcomes By Investing In Green and Healthy Homes

Originally broadcast on January 25, 2024 There are many ways to address the social determinants of health but do we need to pay more attention to the one right in front of us? The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative thinks so, and it’s focused on addressing health inequities by making homes healthier, safer and more energy efficient. Ruth Ann Norton leads the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, a national nonprofit operating in 65 communities that’s helping residents understand that unhealthy…

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Helping Community Health Workers Succeed: Ideas From an Innovative Program

Helping Community Health Workers Succeed: Ideas From an Innovative Program

Originally broadcast on January 18, 2024 Experts praise community health workers as the keys to building a more equitable and fair health care system in America. Is there a way to unlock more success for hiring and retaining them? Dr. Shreya Kangovi thinks so; she developed the IMPaCT Care program, which is saving money and quickly growing. “Conversations on Health Care” hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talked to her about how it’s a standardized, scalable program that transforms the…

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