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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a roundtable conversational style podcast hosted by a diverse team of public health professionals. Ranked 7th on the ‘Top 15 Public Health Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021’, the podcast highlights a variety of different public health issues by facilitating informative conversations to inspire community action. To date, the podcast has featured high profile guests in the field of public health and global health, and has built an audience in more than 1,500 cities in over 100 countries. Subscribe now and join the podcast movement.

The Public Health Insight Podcast is a roundtable conversational style podcast hosted by a diverse team of public health professionals. Ranked 7th on the ‘Top 15 Public Health Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021’, the podcast highlights a variety of different public health issues by facilitating informative conversations to inspire community action. To date, the podcast has featured high profile guests in the field of public health and global health, and has built an audience in more than 1,500 cities in over 100 countries. Subscribe now and join the podcast movement.

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London, ON

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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a roundtable conversational style podcast hosted by a diverse team of public health professionals. Ranked 7th on the ‘Top 15 Public Health Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021’, the podcast highlights a variety of different public health issues by facilitating informative conversations to inspire community action. To date, the podcast has featured high profile guests in the field of public health and global health, and has built an audience in more than 1,500 cities in over 100 countries. Subscribe now and join the podcast movement.

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@PHIPodcast

Language:

English

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Episodes

Ending Violence Against Women & Girls: Primary Prevention & Policy Options to Promote Gender Equality

4/13/2021
Men are significantly more likely to perpetuate gender-based violence, including violence against women and girls. This means that in addition to supporting women and girls who have experienced violence, efforts are required to prevent those acts of violence from occurring in the first place. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Lindsay Belvedere, a Senior Policy Advisor, remains with us for part 2 of the discussion to highlight the levels of prevention required to address...

Duration:00:59:11

Forms of Gender-Based Violence & Societal Impact

4/6/2021
As Former First Lady Michelle Obama once said, “Communities and countries and ultimately the world, are only as strong as the health of their women.” The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequities by shifting vital resources away from many violence against women and girl programs in the community and creating barriers to access. This reality has the potential of eroding progress made to achieve the United Nation’s fifth Sustainable Development Goal, which is to “achieve...

Duration:00:28:49

Time Capsule: Popular Guests of 2020 - A One-Year Anniversary Recap

3/30/2021
It has been one year since Public Health Insight launched a podcast in March of 2020. We are excited to celebrate the milestone with our followers in 1500 cities in more than 100 countries who have supported us along the way. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we take a walk down memory lane and recap some standout moments from our most popular guests in 2020. Who was your favourite guest in 2020? Let us know through social media or by email, we’d love to hear your...

Duration:00:45:51

COVID-19 as a Case Study: Real World Applications of the Socio-Ecological Model (SEM)

3/23/2021
The Socioecological Model has been widely adopted in public health, and an understanding of this framework is essential for becoming an effective public health advocate and practitioner. This model can also provide insight into the reasons why public health issues such as COVID-19 disproportionately affect some populations. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we bring the conversation full circle by using COVID-19 as a case study to apply the principles of the...

Duration:00:22:57

Applying the Socio-Ecological Model (SEM) as a Cornerstone of Public Health Practice

3/16/2021
The socio-ecological model (SEM) is a theory-based framework derived from the ecological systems theory initially developed by Urie Bronfenbrenner in the 1970’s in an attempt to understand human development in the fields of sociology and psychology. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we shift our discussion to highlight how this model can be applied to public health practice, using our current jobs and interests as examples. We want to find out from our audience of public...

Duration:00:24:47

The Socio-Ecological Model (SEM): A Framework for Understanding the Determinants of Health Behaviour

3/9/2021
It is often believed that people are in control of their own actions, behaviours, and ultimately their health status, but what if it’s not that simple. What if someone wants to eat healthier but the nearest grocery store is 30 minutes away, they don’t have a car, their area does not have reliable public transportation, and if buying fast food is cheaper to feed their family. The Ottawa Charter defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to...

Duration:00:26:28

Insights from a Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) Resident

3/2/2021
Public Health and Preventative Medicine (PHPM) is the branch of medicine concerned with the health of populations, rather than focusing on individual people as patients. In this episode (part 2 of 2) of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Yipeng Ge, a PHPM resident, talks about why he decided to pursue this specialty amongst the many others. He also shares his thoughts about the role of this particular discipline in community, national, and global leadership, as well as advocacy for...

Duration:00:30:25

Public Health and Preventive Medicine: The Intersection of Population Health & Clinical Practice

2/23/2021
Typically when people think of medical doctors, they often picture family physicians, pediatricians, or surgeons. However, there is one specialty that is often overlooked - public health and preventative medicine (PHPM). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of this specialty and has brought them to the forefront of public discussion. In this episode (part 1 of 2) of the Public Health Insight, Dr. Yipeng Ge, a PHPM resident, shares his experience and journey into this...

Duration:00:43:42

COVID-19 Variants of Concern: Social Consequences & Implications for the Vaccine

2/16/2021
Recent news about emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) has left many concerned about the social consequences, global impacts, and whether vaccines will be rendered ineffective against COVID-19. In this episode of the Public Health Insight, we examine the potential impacts on vaccine development, distribution, administration, and the understated implications of low-income countries being left behind in the global race for vaccines. We also discuss how the lack of standard...

Duration:00:36:32

Viral Mutations: A Balancing Act Between Transmission & Virulence

2/9/2021
Ever since COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30th, 2020 and subsequently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11th, 2020, a topic that quickly followed was the speed at which the virus was mutating. The reality is that mutations are a normal part of the life cycle in microorganisms and infectious agents such as viruses. Nonetheless, there is a lot of public concern and uncertainty about these mutations...

Duration:00:13:07

Neglected Tropical Disease Elimination: Lessons Learned from Career Professionals

2/2/2021
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) impact almost 2 billion people worldwide, with a disproportionate burden in impoverished communities. While these diseases are considered “neglected” for a variety of reasons, there are some passionate and knowledgeable professionals working to eliminate these diseases which drastically impact the quality of life of many individuals. Dr. Alison Krentel and Maneesh Phillip are two experts united with a shared goal of eliminating NTDs and they continue the...

Duration:00:33:12

An Introduction to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

1/26/2021
If you found out that there was a set of diseases that affected one in five people around the world and disproportionately affected those living in extreme poverty - maybe you would guess it was due to the big three communicable diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis, or maybe you would think of noncommunicable diseases like cancer. The reality is you may not have even heard of them because they are considered neglected. Two experts - Dr. Alison Krentel and Maneesh Phillip - join the...

Duration:00:36:10

Health Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco & Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

1/19/2021
Imagine walking down to your local convenience store on an average day. You want to buy your favourite ice-cold can of Coca Cola but you notice that it costs 20% more. Do you still buy it? Maybe you do or maybe you don’t. You later find out that these taxes were imposed by the government to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks. How would you feel about that? Join us on the Public Health Insight Podcast as we unpack the polarizing idea behind health taxes on the sale of sugar-sweetened...

Duration:00:41:47

Increasing Global Access to Stroke Intervention & Treatment: Mission Thrombectomy 2020 (MT2020+)

1/12/2021
Stroke Thrombectomy, also known as Mechanical Thrombectomy, is a new highly effective time-sensitive medical intervention that has demonstrated the potential to reverse paralysis from a stroke in over 60% of patients. Dr. Dileep Yavagal, a world-leading interventional stroke neurologist and Chair of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN), joins the Public Health Insight Podcast to discuss his initiative called Mission Thrombectomy (MT) 2020+. This initiative is guided by...

Duration:00:30:08

Strokes: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, & Geographic Disparities

1/5/2021
More than 13.5 million people around the world experience a stroke each year, resulting in over 5 million deaths. As the fourth leading cause of death, it is important that public health continue focusing on health promotion, while healthcare focuses on medical interventions. Dr. Dileep Yavagal, a world renowned Interventional Stroke Neurologist, joins the Public Health Insight Podcast to discuss the warning signs, risk factors, and geographic disparities associated with strokes. This...

Duration:00:23:35

Understanding Public Health: MPH Journeys and Early Career Reflections - A Holiday Special

12/29/2020
In the spirit of the Holiday Season, fellow Western University Master of Public Health (MPH) Alumni, Samantha Yang and Janel Dhooma join the Public Health Insight Podcast for a friendly light-hearted conversation about our evolving understanding of public health. In this episode, we reflect on our journeys into public health from different backgrounds, lessons learned from our early careers, discovering your passion in public health, and the best 2020 memories from Public Health...

Duration:00:57:37

Addressing Anti-Black Racism in the Justice System and Healthcare: Strength-Based Approaches & Next Steps

12/22/2020
Structural racism in education, the socioeconomic system, the justice system, and the healthcare system has been shown to widen health disparities, often disproportionately impacting Black communities. Dami, Danielle, and Lwam remain with the Public Health Insight Podcast for part 2 of our discussion highlighting key findings from a collaborative Anti-Black Racism report. In this episode, we apply systems-thinking to the issue of anti-Black racism, along with some strength-based approaches...

Duration:00:37:33

Moving Beyond Selective Outrage to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism

12/15/2020
Recent events of high profile cases of unarmed black men and women dying at the hands of police has reopened wounds of historical traumas experienced by many black communities. This frequent and ongoing occurrence highlights the need to move beyond selective outrage to create more sustained action. With this in mind, Public Health Insight is committed to collaborating with other organizations and individuals to tackle systemic challenges that impact public health and global health. In this...

Duration:00:53:48

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Winter is Coming

12/8/2020
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that usually occurs at the same time every year in a seasonal pattern. Though the most common and familiar type of SAD occurs in the fall/winter months, a less common form of SAD affects people during the spring and summer months. The Public Health Insight Podcast delves deeper into the signs and symptoms, potential causes, public health significance, evidence-based interventions, and the importance of following up with healthcare...

Duration:00:54:18

Tripolar: The Story of a Bipolar Triathlete - Lived Experience of Tim Davis (Part 2)

12/1/2020
Tim Davis is an educator, mental health advocate, coach, and author of the book titled ‘TRIPOLAR: The Story of A Bipolar Triathlete’. In the previous episode featuring part one of two in our two-part mini-series on lived experience, Tim shared his story of childhood trauma and grief, substance use, and the mental health challenges he faced following the tragic passing of his father. He remains with the Public Health Insight Podcast to transition our conversation to focus on his experience...

Duration:00:30:11