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RadioRev is a podcast for change makers looking to do more than just health engagement and actually get people to take action and do things that improve their health. It's a radical idea, right? So we're talking to the leaders, innovators, movers, and shakers who are bringing new ideas, inspiring others, and leading the way.

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RadioRev is a podcast for change makers looking to do more than just health engagement and actually get people to take action and do things that improve their health. It's a radical idea, right? So we're talking to the leaders, innovators, movers, and shakers who are bringing new ideas, inspiring others, and leading the way.

    4 - The Power of Lived Experience in Addressing SDoH with Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP

    4 - The Power of Lived Experience in Addressing SDoH with Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP

    In this episode, Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, President at IMPAQ joins the show to discuss the importance of lived experience when talking about social determinants of health. We discuss government programs and policies that challenge SDoH, innovative solutions that stand out, and where we're headed as an industry. 

    To connect with Adaeze:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adaeze-enekwechi-phd/ 

    Read Adaeze's article in Health Affairs: "It’s Time To Address the Role of Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery.”



    Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi is the President of IMPAQ, a 400 person policy research and analytics firm that comprises three entities: IMPAQ International, a public policy research and analytics firm; Maher & Maher, a learning solutions provider; and ASCEND, a technology and information product company. 

    Dr. Enekwechi provides strategic oversight of all research, technical assistance, and technology services across all policy and program areas, including health care, workforce development, social programs, and international development. 

    Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Enekwechi served as Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and Analytics with a consulting firm. She also served as the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Obama. As the Federal government's chief health care budget official, she provided policy, management, and regulatory oversight for over $1 trillion in spending on a range of Federal programs, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and all Federal health agencies. 

    At the OMB, Dr. Enekwechi managed the review and approval of all major Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation reform proposals, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015/Quality Payment Program rulemaking, and many Food and Drug Administration policies, Medicaid negotiations, Zika, and other public health funding requests. Dr. Enekwechi is highly experienced with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, playing a key role in driving ACA budget, policy, strategy, and operational coordination with various agencies, including the Department of Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Office of Personnel Management, among others. 

    Dr. Enekwechi completed a BA at the University of Iowa, an MPP at the American University, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa. Her research area covers social determinants of health, long-term care, and evidence based policymaking. 

    Dr. Enekwechi is a Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and was a Visiting Professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Her teaching focuses on Federal health policy, the US health care infrastructure, health equity, and evidence-based policymaking. She also serves on the boards of directors and advisors for a number of health care organizations.

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    3 - The Impact of COVID-19 on How We Work, SDoH, and the Importance of Inclusion with Andre Blackman

    3 - The Impact of COVID-19 on How We Work, SDoH, and the Importance of Inclusion with Andre Blackman

    Andre Blackman, CEO at Onboard Health joins the RadioRev podcast to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the way we work and how it’s impacting social determinants of health. Plus, we dive into the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare industry, asking questions like:


    Why is inclusion and diversity so important in the workplace? 
    How does diversity help a company thrive?
    How do social determinants of health come into focus at work?



    To connect with Andre:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreblackman/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindofandre

    Onboard Health: https://www.onboardhealth.co/

    "Why I Started Onboard Health" Article: https://medium.com/the-sustainable-future/why-i-started-onboard-health-695b352a6984

    Andre Blackman is the founder and CEO of Onboard Health, a specialized executive search and advisory firm dedicated to building an inclusive future of health. Throughout his career, André has been a pioneering strategist with deep ties across the public health/healthcare innovation, social impact and strategic communication landscapes.

    He is dedicated to opening up opportunities for those wanting to translate their skills into building the future of health through an inclusive lens. André is a sought-after advisor to companies building the future of health and brand builder for the leaders who run them. His work and insights have been featured in CIO, Fortune, Forbes, NPR, Reporting on Health, U.S. News and World Report.

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    Special - SDoH Side Effects from COVID-19 - Social Isolation & Loneliness with Sara Ratner

    Special - SDoH Side Effects from COVID-19 - Social Isolation & Loneliness with Sara Ratner

    In this special edition episode of RadioRev,  we’re joined by Sara Ratner, Senior Vice President of Government Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Revel Health. Sara is a frequent guest of RadioRev and joins the show to talk about some of the side effects of the actions being taken to protect citizens from COVID-19. We have to be thinking about how to protect ourselves from the virus itself, but equally important is considering how to prevent the social isolation and loneliness ramifications of self-quarantine and social distancing orders due to the pandemic.

    To connect with Sara:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sararatner/ 

    Email: sara.ratner@revel-health.com 

    Contact Revel: https://revel-health.com/

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    2 - There's No One-Size-Fits-All Solution to SDoH with Craig Kennedy

    2 - There's No One-Size-Fits-All Solution to SDoH with Craig Kennedy

    Craig Kennedy is the CEO at Medicaid Health Plans of American (MHPA). In this episode, Craig discusses the personal challenges and complications that we often don't think of when we discuss SDoH, including his own personal experience growing up in rural Oregon. 

    Questions we discuss include:


    Why is it important to address SDoH now?
    What is healthcare missing when it comes to SDoH?
    What are the challenges and complications that affect individuals that we don't traditionally think of?

    To connect with Craig:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-kennedy-9892505/
    Email: ckennedy@mhpa.org 
    MHPA: https://www.medicaidplans.org/

    Craig joined MHPA in December of 2019 after more than two decades in non-profit association management and in leadership positions on Capitol Hill. He has management responsibility for all aspects of the Association and reports to the MHPA Board of Directors. MHPA represents the interests of the Medicaid managed care industry through advocacy and research to support innovative policy solutions that enhance the delivery of comprehensive, cost-effective, and quality health care for Medicaid enrollees.

    Prior to joining MHPA, Craig was the Executive Director for the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU). He led ACU to record growth over his six-year tenure and helped secure new federal grant funding for the organization. He also helped establish their advocacy infrastructure, which grew to include thousands of active participants across the country. Craig previously served as the top lobbyist for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for more than a decade, which included negotiating the 2008 reauthorization of the Health Centers and National Health Service Corps programs, the 2009 Stimulus package, and the 2010 Affordable Care Act. He began his tenure at NACHC working to double the Health Centers program (the REACH Initiative) and subsequently drafted the ACCESS for All America plan for the organization. During his thirteen-year tenure at NACHC, the Health Centers program grew from $875 million in annual funding to over $5 billion.

    Craig has also worked on Capitol Hill and in the Oregon State Legislature. His work on Capitol Hill included a stint in the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over all health, tax and trade issues. He also served as the Senior Legislative Assistant for a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and later as the Legislative Director for a member of the House Rules Committee.

    He received his Masters in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health in Washington, DC, and has a Bachelor’s of Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

    Craig currently serves on the Board of Directors for First Focus Campaign for Children and as a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Primary Care Leadership program.

    He lives with his wife Linda and three daughters in northern Virginia.

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    1 - Laying the Groundwork & Defining Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Pierre Vigilance

    1 - Laying the Groundwork & Defining Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Pierre Vigilance

    Pierre Vigilance, MD, MPH is a population health expert joining the premiere episode of RadioRev to talk about social determinants of health. In this episode, Pierre lays the foundation for the SDoH season and answers questions like:


    How should we be talking about SDoH?
    Is there a dedicated dictionary of terms and definitions for SDoH?
    What are the biggest barriers that healthcare needs to overcome to successfully address SDoH?

    To connect with Pierre:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierrevigilance/
    Junctional Thinking Podcast: https://junctionalthinking.simplecast.com/

    Dr. Pierre Vigilance is a health executive with 20 years experience in community development, social determinants of health, people and operations management, population health strategy, and executive education from time spent working in the non-profit, government, and education sectors. 

    He is a systems-level thinker who has established cross-sector partnerships to impact health and founded HealthUp as an advisory consultancy to assist organizations and companies dedicated to improving health and social outcomes in underserved communities. His client-partners range from community health and transportation agencies to municipal bodies considering “smart growth”, and an impact investment group focused on housing. He consistently makes use of human-centered design tools to gain a better perspective on the challenges faced by his clients and the people they serve. 

    As the George Washington University School of Public Health’s (GWSPH) first Associate Dean for Practice from 2013 to July 2019 he led the school’s applied public health efforts. He continues to engage learners and serve in an advisory capacity to the school as an Adjunct Professor and is also an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Prior to his time in academia Dr. Vigilance was the Health Commissioner for the District of Columbia from 2008-2011, and from 2002-2008 he served communities in Baltimore as an Assistant Health Commissioner in Baltimore City and Director of the Department of Health in Baltimore County. His early career postgraduate career was spent in the non-profit sector work where he directed a new case-management based substance abuse program seated in a community development corporation. 

    Dr. Vigilance is a member of the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors; and as an Advisory Board Member of the Millennium Alliance a tech, business, and educational advisory firm. He is also an advisor to civic tech company Seam Social Labs, and the workplace creativity outfit, Innovators Box. He has served as a member of the Practice Committee for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH); Board member for the non-profit, DC SCORES; and is an alumnus of the National Association of City & County Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 

    A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, he currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

    • 31 min
    RadioRev Season II Trailer

    RadioRev Season II Trailer

    This season, RadioRev is taking a new approach and diving into one specific, yet very important and diverse topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). We have a lineup of 8 guests and counting, with a few surprises and special episodes along the way to cover all aspects of this complex topic. The goal of this season is to provide various viewpoints on social determinants of health with a different industry expert each week with the hope that you take away new ideas, perspectives, and are inspired to look at SDoH in a new light, from all angles.

    As a collective, the conversations from these episodes are meant to build upon one another to inspire innovation and motivate the healthcare industry to work together and establish partnerships to create meaningful solutions that help people live stronger, healthier lives.

    Please join me on this journey over the next several weeks as we talk with industry experts about how to define SDoH and as an industry, and get on the same page to have the biggest and most successful impact possible. 

    Topics we’ll be covering this season include: 


    why we’re talking about SDoH now
    how there isn’t a one-size-fits all solution
    innovations to address food scarcity
    a discussion about rural communities and SDoH
    and more!

    Join us for the kickoff episode of the season, hitting your favorite podcast platform on March 10, 2020. To be the first to hear about new episodes from RadioRev, make sure to subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts.

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