36 episodes

A podcast hosted by FAH's Chip Kahn that shines a light on everything hospitals; from the advancements in patient care to how a hospital benefits its community.

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A podcast hosted by FAH's Chip Kahn that shines a light on everything hospitals; from the advancements in patient care to how a hospital benefits its community.

    Dispelling Health Care Myths with Dr. Thomas LaVeist

    Dispelling Health Care Myths with Dr. Thomas LaVeist

    How are America’s health care providers building trust with Black patients after years of historic racism? With time, says Dr. Thomas LaVeist. The Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine joined Chip to discuss dispelling health care myths around Covid-19, how we can ensure vaccines are fairly allocated, and what we can learn for the next health emergency. These things are all a part of Dr. LaVeist’s program The Skin You’re In. To learn more about The Skin You’re In, visit www.tsyi.org

    • 21 min
    Bridging Social Gaps in Health Care with Dr. Chidinma A. Ibe

    Bridging Social Gaps in Health Care with Dr. Chidinma A. Ibe

    Community health workers play a vital role in helping end racial disparities in our health care system. They break down barriers by fostering better relationships between the community and their health care providers. Dr. Chidinma A. Ibe is the Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined Chip to discuss the growing importance of these workers and how we can better support them.

    • 30 min
    Michael Crawford is Battling Chronic Disease with Data

    Michael Crawford is Battling Chronic Disease with Data

    In our online world having access to the internet is crucial for a healthy life. Michael Crawford is Howard University’s Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach and Innovation and Founder of 1867 Health Innovations Project. He joined Chip to discuss how the Project is battling chronic diseases - like diabetes - with technology and data from sources such as remote monitoring. The two also examined how we can bridge the digital divide that keeps so many vulnerable populations from the care they need.

    • 28 min
    Covering Health Care News in 2020 with Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar

    Covering Health Care News in 2020 with Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar

    Reporters are more important than ever. The 24/7 news cycle around the Coronavirus pandemic, economic recession and racial inequality can be overwhelming for the public, but the same can be said for those covering the news. Editor of Modern Healthcare Aurora Aguilar joins Chip to discuss the challenges of reporting in the era of “fake news” and how journalism is changing to keep up with unprecedented times.

    • 30 min
    Saving the Lives of Women and Mothers with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

    Saving the Lives of Women and Mothers with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

    Women in the United States suffer the worst maternal mortality rates in the developed world. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is trying to change that with her package of legislation appropriately titled the Momnibus. In this episode she discusses with Chip the social determinants of health that are leading to poor health outcomes for Black and minority mothers, how COVID-19 has advanced patient care approaches like telemedicine to benefit new mothers’ mental health, and how she collaborated with her colleagues across the aisle to find solutions.

    • 18 min
    Understanding Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Georges Benjamin

    Understanding Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Georges Benjamin

    America is reckoning with its public health on two fronts: COVID-19 and social determinants of health. Dr. Georges Benjamin is the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and has spent his career working to achieve health equity for Americans. He joined Chip on our inaugural episode of our series Hospitals In Focus: Achieving Health Equity to discuss how COVID-19 has exposed and amplified issues in our health care system. Dr. Benjamin discusses the obstacles that many in communities of color and other vulnerable populations face when it comes to getting treatment - and what health care providers can do to mitigate some of their challenges.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

GeorgeOscarB ,

Informative and Entertaining

Well done podcast. One of the best on health care policy with focus on hospitals.

JBarry17 ,

Very Interesting!

Really enjoy this podcast. Fascinating perspectives on health care policy. Good variation of guests with different backgrounds.

Mr. Brown 0822 ,

Interesting content during these uncertain times

The recent series of episodes examining the effects of COVID-19 on hospitals and health systems has been enlightening. It’s an interesting look at some aspects you dot hear about on the news.

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