63 episodes

Welcome to the Patient Partner Innovation Community Podcast hosted by Dr. Knitasha Washington. This podcast was created to inform patients, families and caregivers about important health transformation topics. 

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Welcome to the Patient Partner Innovation Community Podcast hosted by Dr. Knitasha Washington. This podcast was created to inform patients, families and caregivers about important health transformation topics. 

    63. Patient Safety Stories: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Women

    63. Patient Safety Stories: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Women

    In this episode, Dr. Lyn Behnke, shares her personal journey of misdiagnosis and subsequent heart attack, highlighting the importance of self-advocacy and symptom awareness, especially in women. The conversation explores various risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women, alongside strategies for improving healthcare outcomes through effective communication and patient empowerment.
    Listeners will gain valuable insights into:

    diagnostic errors and patient safety,
    empowering both healthcare providers and patients with knowledge and tools to enhance healthcare experiences, and
    preventing delays in care.

    Resources:
    www.womenheart.org 

    www.inspire.com 
    www.facebook.com/groups/WomenHeartChampion
    www.facebook.com/WomenHeart.org
    www.facebook.com/WomenHeartNational
    www.linkedin.com/company/womenheart-the-national-coalition-for-women-with-heart-disease
    www.linkedin.com/in/celina-gorre-a92236/
    www.linkedin.com/events/herheart-herhistorycelebration-7166079778695946241/comments/

    Bio:
    Dr. Lyn Behnke, a WomenHeart Champion, has a long and varied career as a primary care provider, a critical care nurse, a family practice and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a cardiovascular nurse practitioner, an assistant professor, and a researcher with over 50 publications and invited presentations in the past ten years. 
    Dr. Behnke’s passion for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of women with heart disease began with her own challenges with heart disease and is apparent in her practice and in her presentations to funders, donors, and other women with heart disease. Her sense of humor, ability to adapt to different cultures, and belief in health equity for everyone serve to provide leadership at the board level and beyond.
    Her experience with SIDM, the NIH, NEMCSA, PCORI, and other patient-facing organizations helps to provide bridges between WomenHeart and partners who have joined the work of Support, Advocacy, and Education for and about heart disease in women.

    • 32 min
    62. Help, Hope and Healing: A trusted community partner providing support to families

    62. Help, Hope and Healing: A trusted community partner providing support to families

    Kimberly Novod is the Executive Director and Cofounder of Saul’s Light. Kimberly and her husband Aaron’s first child Saul was born at twenty-eight weeks in June 2014. Saul passed away twenty days later in the NICU at Children’s Hospital because of complications from his premature birth. The Novods established Saul’s Light in 2015 to ease the financial and emotional burden of having a child in the NICU or losing a child for other parents. The Novods are longtime Louisiana residents and are dedicated to supporting parents in New Orleans and beyond.
    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

    Understanding the importance of building and establishing trust within communities
    Learn the importance of providing wrap around support to parents who are discharged with their children from the hospital
    Be inspired to turn your pain into purpose to serve others

    In this episode….
    This podcast features Kimberly Novod who shares how the death of her son Saul inspired her and her husband to cofound the community-based organization Saul’s Light. She explains the needs of her community and how their organization strives to fulfill those needs. She discusses the importance of building trust in the community and aligning with other trusted partners to serve the community. She talks about how cultural factors play a major role in community outreach. You will be inspired and empowered into action.

    • 34 min
    61. Creating an inclusive environment through partnerships, teachings and shared learning

    61. Creating an inclusive environment through partnerships, teachings and shared learning

    Hoangmai (Mai) H. Pham, MD MPH, is President and CEO of Institute for Exceptional Care, a nonprofit committed to transforming healthcare for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. She is a general internist and national health policy leader.
    She was Vice President, Provider Alignment Solutions at Anthem, Inc., responsible for value-based care initiatives at the country’s second largest health insurance company. Prior to Anthem, Dr. Pham served as Chief Innovation Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she was a founding official, and the architect of Medicare’s foundational programs on accountable care organizations and primary care. She was Co-Director of Research at the Center for Studying Health System Change and has published extensively in the medical literature on provider payment policy and its intersection with health disparities, care coordination, quality performance, provider behavior, and market trends.
    Dr. Pham serves on numerous advisory bodies, including the National Advisory Council for the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality, the Maryland Primary Care Program, and the National Business Group on Health, and was a member of the Board Executive Committee at the Health Care Transformation Task Force. She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania, and Faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Pham earned her A.B. from Harvard University, her M.D. from Temple University, and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.
     
    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

    The importance of engagement strategies to achieve an inclusive healthcare environment.
    Understand that meaningful engagement can promote joy in healthcare practices.
    Learn resources and tools available that may not have been provided in traditional medical educational programs
    Collaboration with patients, families and caregivers is a key component when providing patient care

     
    In this episode….
    This podcast features Hoangmai (Mai) H. Pham, MD MPH. She discusses how her organization provides training for clinicians and hospital staff around creating an environment of inclusion. IEC was founded by healthcare professionals who also have disabled loved ones. They share the anxiety and isolation of navigating an opaque, disconnected, and underfunded world of support services. Through their training and services healthcare providers can learn how to better engage with patients who have disabilities fostering an environment of inclusion.

    • 35 min
    60. Reimaging Health Care: Mental Health in Black & Brown Communities

    60. Reimaging Health Care: Mental Health in Black & Brown Communities

    Dr. Chantell Frazier is the CEO and Founder of Anansi, LLC. Anansi is a boutique data and research strategy consulting firm focused on improving black mental health and mental health in other communities of color. She is a thought leader, researcher, and strategist. She loves research but believes in doing studies that make an impact and matters. She focuses on metrics, research design, data strategy and policy insights that will lead to real opportunities in mental health for black and brown communities. Interested in learning more about her organization at hello@anansiresearch.com.
    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

    Understanding what tools and resources are needed to improve mental health outcomes for patients and families of color.
    Learn how story telling partnered with data can drive change in healthcare systems.
    Understand how COVID has exasperated mental health issues in our communities
    Build a more solution-based way of thinking to address the SDOH factors that affect mental wellness in black and brown communities
    The impact of bringing in diverse voices into the work of research and quality improvement

    In this episode….
    This week’s podcast features Dr. Chantell Frazier.  She discusses how the importance of utilizing data to drive change in the black and brown communities. She identifies the gap in data collection and research in communities of color. Dr. Frazier explains how story telling can complement data to improve health outcomes. She was empowered to create her organization Anansi, LLC. Anansi is focused on improving mental health in communities of color. She will leave you inspired into action.

    • 34 min
    59. Reimagining Healthcare Partnerships and Collaborations

    59. Reimagining Healthcare Partnerships and Collaborations

    Dr. Washington is a prominent figure in healthcare transformation serving in the capacity of thought-leader, advocate, researcher and performance improvement expert who has worked with healthcare systems, U.S. government agencies and numerous policymaker groups to ensure that patient-centered and equitable approaches are at the heart of healthcare redesign. Dr. Washington founded and serves as President & CEO of ATW Health Solutions, a management consulting and research firm based in Chicago and board member for National Quality Forum (Washington DC). Shaped by her passion and belief in social justice, Knitasha has earned recognition nationally for her work in quality improvement, patient and family engagement, health equity and patient safety.
    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

    Hear about the latest innovative trends in person and family engagement
    Understanding how research findings tell the story of past successes in patient safety outcomes
    Lessons learned and best practices in stakeholder engagement
    The importance of accountability to sustain meaningful PFE

    In this episode….
    Dr. Knitasha Washington discusses the current state of person, family, and stakeholder engagement. She elevates the innovation and impact of patient safety research and outcomes. The importance of elevating diverse and underrepresented community partners such as Indigenous Lifeways to drive change is discussed. You will be inspired and empowered into action.

    • 34 min
    58. Providing an inclusive healthcare environment for fathers of color

    58. Providing an inclusive healthcare environment for fathers of color

    This podcast episode features guest Darius Bradley. He will share his journey of navigating the healthcare system as a father of color. He will also share his experiences of often being ignored. He was inspired to create a support group for fathers who are caring for medically complex children “Pappas and Pizzas" while in the hospital.
    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

    Ensure you are providing an inclusive environment when discussing care plans with fathers
    Understanding how implicit biases affect black fathers’ healthcare experience when engaging care teams
    How to provide programs to support fathers whose loved ones are inpatient
    Learn more about the “Pappas and Pizzas” model

     
    Bio:
    Darius N. Bradley Sr. resides in the Houston, TX metropolitan area but was born and raised in New Orleans La. He is a loving husband and proud father of three. He is a passionate Encourager speaker and an Amazon multi best-selling author. Darius is the CEO and co-owner of Full Ability Clothing, an organization advocating for our differently abled community. He has served his gift of “Go Get !t” encouragement within the public schools in the Houston metropolitan area. Darius prides himself on empowering at risk youth. He has provided team building activities for national corporations such as Costco’s, Walmart, Panda Express and many others. He has provided motivational coaching services for Semi-pro football leagues, local organizations, hospitals and more. He does daily motivational videos on all his social media platforms in addition to composing, editing and doing voiceovers. He provides daily life coaching support for many community members, family, and friends.  

    • 38 min

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