The Heart of Healthcare podcast expands upon the traditional lens of what we think of as “healthcare” by exploring the social determinants of health, including our food system, housing, climate change, and more. Join host Halle Tecco, healthcare investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, for authentic and compelling conversations with the people behind the movements that deconstruct underlying problems and identify how we can work together to solve them. Episode by episode, Heart of Healthcare will move the needle and figure out how to improve healthcare for all. For more information about this series, visit http://heartofhealthcarepod.com and https://OffScripMedia.com.
Confronting Medical Misinformation
In this episode, Renée DiResta, a researcher at the Stanford Internet Observatory, explains how the spread of malign narratives across social networks impacts public health. Renée has advised Congress and the State Department and has studied medical disinformation and the anti-vaccine movement. Renée regularly writes and speaks about the role that tech platforms play in the proliferation of disinformation and conspiracy theories. She has written and been featured in Wired, the New York Times, The Economist, Washington Post, and more.
Hungry for Justice
In this episode, LaShyra "Lash" Nolen talks about the future of medical education and care. Lash is a medical student, Fulbright scholar, science communicator, and the Founder of the non-profit We Got Us. She currently serves as the first Black woman to become class president of the Harvard Medical School.
The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline
In this episode, HaeSung Han, founder of POETIC, explains how vulnerable youth are at risk of exploitation like sexual abuse and sex trafficking. POETIC builds a pipeline out of the juvenile justice system and into intensive aftercare for girls who have been exploited and trafficked.
Healthcare: The Price Is Not Right
In this episode, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal shares a treatment plan for our healthcare system. Elisabeth is an ER doctor turned reporter. She's the author of the New York Times bestselling book, An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back. Her book reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to fix it. Dr. Rosenthal spent 22 years as a correspondent at the New York Times before joining Kaiser Health News as Editor-in-Chief in 2016.
Predicting COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
In this episode, Dr. Charity Dean walks us through the early days of COVID-19. She was told not to use the word "pandemic" because it could scare people, but sounded alarms anyway. Dr. Dean served as the Assistant Director for the California Department of Public Health. She was a key member of the executive team directing the COVID-19 outbreak response from the high-level overview, to tactical operations, to co-founding and leading the Testing Task Force. She is currently the Founder & CEO of The Public Health Company. Dr. Dean is also the protagonist in Michael Lewis's new book 'The Premonition.'
Housing Is Healthcare
In this episode, Dr. Margot Kushel explains the country’s rise in homelessness and the critical impact of housing on the health needs of vulnerable populations. Dr. Margot Kushel is the director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. Her research focuses on reducing the burden of homelessness on health through examining efforts to prevent and end homelessness and mitigating the effects of housing instability on health care outcomes.
this woman is a boss
this is totally weird to say but as a woman in health tech, i have followed halle’s career since early rock health and i’m so inspired by her! the podcast delivers, she’s a natural. go halle!
An informed and optimistic perspective
It’s clear there’s a lot that can be better about healthcare. I appreciate that these interviews are accessible and engaging and also let you hear from experts about how the flaws in our systems can be improved.
Great host! Sheds light on important healthcare topics!
Halle is an engaging host and interviews experts on topics not always discussed widely. As a non medical practitioner, I really enjoyed learning from this podcast!!