24 episodes

It’s easy to see the problems in our world: chronic diseases, gun violence, substance misuse, toxic water... What’s often less obvious are the conditions in our communities that help create these problems, and that ultimately point to smart solutions. Moving Upstream tells the stories of people and communities that are finding surprising and inspiring ways to transform these conditions and prevent the problems from happening in the first place.

Moving Upstrea‪m‬ Prevention Institute's Moving Upstream

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It’s easy to see the problems in our world: chronic diseases, gun violence, substance misuse, toxic water... What’s often less obvious are the conditions in our communities that help create these problems, and that ultimately point to smart solutions. Moving Upstream tells the stories of people and communities that are finding surprising and inspiring ways to transform these conditions and prevent the problems from happening in the first place.

    #WhyWeCantWait: A New Deal for Youth

    #WhyWeCantWait: A New Deal for Youth

    In February, a group of young changemakers partnered with CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, to launch #WhyWeCantWait: A New Deal for Youth (https://www.clasp.org/new-deal-4-youth). A New Deal for Youth calls on leaders in the public and private sectors to support youth-led policy solutions to address the glaring economic and social injustices facing young people today, particularly young people of color. In this podcast, Prevention Institute's Ruben Cantu talks with Dr. Nia West-Bey, a senior policy analyst on CLASP’s youth team, and three New Deal for Youth changemakers—Isabel Coronado of Next100 in New Mexico; Kadesha Mitchell with The Cove/DFZ Adolescent Clubhouse in Maryland; and Connor Kalahiki representing the Center for Native American Youth in Hawaii—about what policies are needed for young people to be able to thrive.

    • 31 min
    Policy priorities for the Biden/Harris Administration

    Policy priorities for the Biden/Harris Administration

    On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the new president and vice president of the United States. During the election, they spoke out forcefully about public health, health equity, and racial justice, but what will they do now that they’re in office? Prevention Institute’s Ruben Cantu and Sana Chehimi discuss what the new administration should prioritize in the first 100 days and in the long-term to promote thriving, equitable communities.

    SHOW NOTES: Here is the pre-recorded discussion on Policy & Advocacy to Advance Mental Health and Wellbeing:

    https://preventioninstitute.org/tools/policy-advocacy-advance-mental-health-and-wellbeing

    Here are Prevention Institute's policy priorities, and the executive actions undertaken thus far by the Biden-Harris administration:

    https://preventioninstitute.org/publications/prevention-institute-policy-priorities

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/

    *Photo by Steffan Limmen on Instagram

    • 28 min
    Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Podcast Series: Effective Network Leadership

    Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Podcast Series: Effective Network Leadership

    Ruben Cantu of Prevention Institute and Kathryn Evans of Rooted Strategy interview network leaders from Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC), an initiative of the Health Federation of Philadelphia that supports cross-sector, community networks using the science of ACEs and trauma to build a just, healthy and resilient world. In this episode, Ruben and Kathryn talk with Joel Fein and Crystal Wyatt, members of the Philadelphia ACE Task Force’s Steering Committee, about effective network leadership.

    The MARC Podcast Series is a joint production of the Health Federation of Philadelphia and Prevention Institute. For more information about MARC, visit MARC.HealthFederation.org.

    Funding for the series comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The series is also supported in part by Cooperative Agreement No. 6 NU38OT000305-02-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the CDC.

    Photo credit: Philadelphia ACE Task Force

    • 33 min
    Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Podcast: The Role of a Backbone Organization

    Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Podcast: The Role of a Backbone Organization

    Ruben Cantu of Prevention Institute and Kathryn Evans of Rooted Strategy interview network leaders from Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC), an initiative of the Health Federation of Philadelphia that supports cross-sector, community networks using the science of ACEs and trauma to build a just, healthy and resilient world. In this episode, Ruben and Kathryn talk with Laura Norton-Cruz, former director of the Alaska Resilience Initiative, about the role of an effective backbone organization.

    The MARC Podcast Series is a joint production of the Health Federation of Philadelphia and Prevention Institute. For more information about MARC, visit MARC.HealthFederation.org.

    Funding for the series comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The series is also supported in part by Cooperative Agreement No. 6 NU38OT000305-02-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the CDC.

    Photo credit: Laura Norton-Cruz

    • 40 min
    Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Podcast Series: Using Data to Effect Change

    Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Podcast Series: Using Data to Effect Change

    Ruben Cantu of Prevention Institute and Kathryn Evans of Rooted Strategy interview network leaders from Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC), an initiative of the Health Federation of Philadelphia that supports cross-sector, community networks using the science of ACEs and trauma to build a just, healthy and resilient world. In this episode, Ruben and Kathryn talk with Yusuf Ali, Soojin Conover and Suzeth Dunn from Boston’s Vital Village Network about using data to effect change.

    The MARC Podcast Series is a joint production of the Health Federation of Philadelphia and Prevention Institute. For more information about MARC, visit MARC.HealthFederation.org.

    Funding for the series comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The series is also supported in part by Cooperative Agreement No. 6 NU38OT000305-02-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the CDC.

    Photo credit: Vital Village

    • 33 min
    6 Months into the Pandemic: What’s working and what do we still desperately need to do?

    6 Months into the Pandemic: What’s working and what do we still desperately need to do?

    Prevention Institute Executive Director Rachel Davis joins women leaders in healthcare, health equity, and public health for a broad-ranging conversation about what we’ve learned six months into the coronavirus pandemic and what we still desperately need to do. The podcast guests discuss topics including inconsistent and inadequate data collection, attacks on public health leaders, and the importance of an equitable recovery. Rachel is joined by Dr. Shari Barkin, the Chief of General Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN and a well-respected community researcher; Dr. Jewel Mullen, the associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin and a previous public health commissioner in Connecticut; and Chrissie Juliano, the executive director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, which is composed of America’s largest metropolitan health departments.

    *Photo credit: Satoko Arw

    • 46 min

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