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Conversations on Health Care

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Conversations On Health Care features in-depth discussions on health policy and innovation with industry newsmakers from around the globe. The podcast is produced by Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut’s largest provider of medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to the underserved, and hosted by Founder, President and CEO Mark Masselli and Vice President and Clinical Director Margaret Flinter.

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Middletown, Connecticut

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Conversations On Health Care features in-depth discussions on health policy and innovation with industry newsmakers from around the globe. The podcast is produced by Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut’s largest provider of medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to the underserved, and hosted by Founder, President and CEO Mark Masselli and Vice President and Clinical Director Margaret Flinter.

Twitter:

@chcradio

Language:

English


Episodes

Better Primary Care: What Will It Take to Get the U.S. to Wake Up to the Need?

2/21/2024
Originally broadcast on February 22, 2024. U.S. spending on primary care fell again, to a mere 4.6% of total health care dollars spent. Primary Care Collaborative is the only national multi-stakeholder organization focused on whole-person primary care. Primary Care Collaborative President & CEO Ann Greiner joins hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter to discuss better compensation and reimbursement for primary care clinicians and efforts to increase training, expanding access to community health centers, and opportunities for primary care to help... Read More Read More The post Better Primary Care: What Will It Take to Get the U.S. to Wake Up to the Need? appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Damning Research Reveals Extent of Pediatrics Care Gap: Children of Color Receive Worse Treatment

2/14/2024
Originally broadcast on February 15, 2024 Across the board, children of color in America receive less treatment and fewer life-saving interventions than white children, according to a research review published in Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. The data find that strongest disparities between whites and children of color involved pain management; kids of color are less likely than their white peers to get painkillers for a broken arm or leg, for appendicitis or for migraines Dr. Nia Heard-Garris, pediatrician and... Read More Read More The post Damning Research Reveals Extent of Pediatrics Care Gap: Children of Color Receive Worse Treatment appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:32:10

Mental Health’s AI Revolution: What It Means for Patients & Providers

2/8/2024
Originally broadcast on February 8, 2024 How is the long-held image of a psychiatrist with a couch in an office being replaced by artificial intelligence? And what are the promises and perils of using technology to help treat depression and anxiety? Dr. Jodi Halpern is a psychiatrist, noted author and co-founder of the University of California’s Berkeley Group for Ethics and Regulation of Innovative Technologies. Research shows that 26% of adult Americans have a diagnosable mental health situation each year,... Read More Read More The post Mental Health’s AI Revolution: What It Means for Patients & Providers appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:31:38

A Roadmap to Improve Health Outcomes By Investing In Green and Healthy Homes

1/24/2024
Originally broadcast on January 25, 2024 There are many ways to address the social determinants of health but do we need to pay more attention to the one right in front of us? The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative thinks so, and it’s focused on addressing health inequities by making homes healthier, safer and more energy efficient. Ruth Ann Norton leads the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, a national nonprofit operating in 65 communities that’s helping residents understand that unhealthy... Read More Read More The post A Roadmap to Improve Health Outcomes By Investing In Green and Healthy Homes appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:31:08

Helping Community Health Workers Succeed: Ideas From an Innovative Program

1/17/2024
Originally broadcast on January 18, 2024 Experts praise community health workers as the keys to building a more equitable and fair health care system in America. Is there a way to unlock more success for hiring and retaining them? Dr. Shreya Kangovi thinks so; she developed the IMPaCT Care program, which is saving money and quickly growing. “Conversations on Health Care” hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talked to her about how it’s a standardized, scalable program that transforms the... Read More Read More The post Helping Community Health Workers Succeed: Ideas From an Innovative Program appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:30:40

She Helped Design Pres. Biden’s AI Bill of Rights—How Does It Protect Patients?

1/10/2024
Originally broadcast on January 11, 2024 Less than three months ago, Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., proudly watched as President Biden unveiled the administration’s blueprint for an artificial intelligence bill of rights, which is focused on ensuring safe, secure and trustworthy technology. Nelson had a big role in developing the strategy as she served as deputy assistant to the president and acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Since then, major health care companies have agreed to... Read More Read More The post She Helped Design Pres. Biden’s AI Bill of Rights—How Does It Protect Patients? appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:35:27

Are You Up to Date on Health Care Policy & Innovation as 2024 Kicks Off? We Can Help.

1/3/2024
Originally broadcast on January 4, 2024 A new year brings hope for breakthroughs for our most complex health care issues. The leading thinkers have been sharing their perspectives with us. We’ve captured the highlights from our recent interviews covering vaccinations, abortion, mental health and all the top stories with hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter. Plus, we have important updates for 2024. Conversations on Health Care features in-depth discussions on health policy and innovation with industry newsmakers from around the... Read More Read More The post Are You Up to Date on Health Care Policy & Innovation as 2024 Kicks Off? We Can Help. appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:27:52

Long COVID: 2023’s Enduring Medical Mystery

12/27/2023
Originally broadcast on December 28, 2023 The diagnosis and treatment of Long COVID made many advancements in the past 12 months and “Conversations on Health Care” covered all of them. We’ve collected the most important insights from leading researchers and clinicians as this medical mystery continues. Join hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter as they highlight the perspectives of guests ranging from NIH researchers and patients, to the leader of the Mayo Clinic’s COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. Conversations on Health... Read More Read More The post Long COVID: 2023’s Enduring Medical Mystery appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:26

Any Hope to Avoid Govt. Shutdown in ’24? Health Care Reporters Assess the Chances

12/20/2023
Originally broadcast on Thursday, December 21, 2021 The advice from one of Washington’s health care policy reporters is to rest up and enjoy the holidays because 2024 is going to be a very intense time. The top items on the agenda include a federal fight over the budget (including health care) that could lead to a government shutdown at the beginning of the year, a presidential campaign that will place health issues at the forefront, continuing concerns about AI and... Read More Read More The post Any Hope to Avoid Govt. Shutdown in ’24? Health Care Reporters Assess the Chances appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:30:35

Holiday Blues & America’s Mental Health Crisis: Insights from NAMI’s CMO Dr. Ken Duckworth

12/14/2023
Originally broadcast on December 14, 2023 This is a critically important time for Dr. Ken Duckworth as the chief medical officer for NAMI— the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It’s the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Yet the holidays often bring increased instances of depression, which is especially troubling for a country already experiencing the highest rates of suicide in over 80 years. Dr. Duckworth... Read More Read More The post Holiday Blues & America’s Mental Health Crisis: Insights from NAMI’s CMO Dr. Ken Duckworth appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:32:56

How Do We Get More Latinas Interested in Nursing? Ideas & Inspiration from Authors of New Book

12/6/2023
Our guests were looking for a book that told real-life stories about Latinas in nursing, but they couldn’t find one. So they took the job upon themselves and wrote their own book, titled Latinas in Nursing: Stories of Determination, Inspiration, and Trust. The book is a compilation of the beautiful stories of the challenges, growth and discovery influential Latina nurses share about their journeys, including during the COVID pandemic. Right now, Hispanics make up 19% of the total U.S. population... Read More Read More The post How Do We Get More Latinas Interested in Nursing? Ideas & Inspiration from Authors of New Book appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:25

Environmental Leader Dr. Vanessa Kerry Delves Into Intersections of Health and Climate at COP28 Global Climate Gathering

11/29/2023
Originally broadcast on November 30, 2023 The United Nations Climate Change Conference (known as COP28) is underway and on Dec. 3 it will feature a “Day of Health.” This is the first time the world leaders on climate change will devote an entire day to how climate change is affecting our physical, mental and emotional health. Dr. Vanessa Kerry, the World Health Organization Director-General Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health, joined us with an overview of what to expect... Read More Read More The post Environmental Leader Dr. Vanessa Kerry Delves Into Intersections of Health and Climate at COP28 Global Climate Gathering appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Can She Solve the Mystery of Long COVID? Dr. Lisa Sanders Searches for Clues

11/21/2023
Originally broadcast on September 28, 2023 Dr. Lisa Sanders grew up reading Sherlock Holmes. Now, she’s looking to solve health care mysteries as the medical director of the Yale New Haven Long COVID Multidisciplinary Care Center. She recently explained her patients are getting better through a variety of approaches and she’s hopeful the caseload will continue to decrease. Dr. Sanders, well-known for writing The New York Times “Diagnosis” column, rejects Long COVID skepticism because she says she has seen clinical... Read More Read More The post Can She Solve the Mystery of Long COVID? Dr. Lisa Sanders Searches for Clues appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Is the Air We Breathe Safe? Award-Winning Scientist Linsey Marr & Green Building Council’s Peter Templeton Share Their Insights

11/15/2023
Originally broadcast on November 16, 2023 Did you catch environmental engineer Linsey Marr, Ph.D., on “60 Minutes” explaining how she was confident she knew COVID was an airborne virus (even when the World Health Organization was saying otherwise)? Learn more about her insights and latest observations as she joins “Conversations on Health Care” this week. Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter also discuss air quality and energy efficiency with Peter Templeton, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council,... Read More Read More The post Is the Air We Breathe Safe? Award-Winning Scientist Linsey Marr & Green Building Council’s Peter Templeton Share Their Insights appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

New NACHC CEO Dr. Kyu Rhee: Top 3 Goals for Community Health Centers

11/8/2023
Originally broadcast on November 9, 2023 Experienced health care executive Dr. Kyu Rhee, recently named as the president and CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers, says member organizations are working on three big goals: Being the provider of choice, the employer of choice and the partner of choice. As he and NACHC members focus on these items, they’re also nervously awaiting congressional action. In late September, Congress passed a short-term extension of funding for community health centers,... Read More Read More The post New NACHC CEO Dr. Kyu Rhee: Top 3 Goals for Community Health Centers appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Grantmaking During Global Turmoil: The Rockefeller Foundation’s President Dr. Rajiv Shah

11/1/2023
Originally broadcast on November 2, 2023 Dr. Rajiv Shah, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, served on the National Security Council and elevated the role of development as part of our nation’s foreign policy while he was USAID Administrator. Dr. Shah, our guest this week on “Conversations of Health Care,” explained that the war in Gaza requires a need to balance defense, diplomacy and development. His new book Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens, takes readers inside past efforts to... Read More Read More The post Grantmaking During Global Turmoil: The Rockefeller Foundation’s President Dr. Rajiv Shah appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Preventing Veteran Suicides: VA Under Secretary Dr. Shereef Elnahal Outlines Plan

10/25/2023
Originally broadcast on October 26, 2023 Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, says their most important clinical care and public health issue right now is preventing veteran suicides. The data show that 17 vets a day die by suicide. Their work includes making sure vets know that the 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline is available for them. He also explained that the VA has communicated to the U.S. Attorney General and... Read More Read More The post Preventing Veteran Suicides: VA Under Secretary Dr. Shereef Elnahal Outlines Plan appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:01

Flu Update from CDC Dir. Cohen: So Far, Not An Early Flu Season

10/19/2023
Originally broadcast on October 19, 2023 Dr. Mandy Cohen, the new CDC director, is facing big hurdles as she tries to explain to Americans the benefits of three vaccines now available at the same time: the updated COVID and the flu vaccine (for everyone 6 months and older) and the RSV vaccine (for eligible older adults). There’s vaccine skepticism and have been some issues with insurance payments. At the same time, she’s trying to rebuild trust in the CDC when... Read More Read More The post Flu Update from CDC Dir. Cohen: So Far, Not An Early Flu Season appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Budget Woes & Health Care Policy Snarls: Latest Views from D.C.

10/11/2023
While both parties in Washington dig in for a longer fight over the budget, health care policy hangs in the balance. Ben Leonard with POLITICO and Nathaniel Weixel with The Hill both cover health care policy and join us for a reporters’ roundtable to go over the pending issues as the government faces another funding shutdown in mid-November. Join us as hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter highlight how the direction of Congress will impact America’s health care system. Conversations... Read More Read More The post Budget Woes & Health Care Policy Snarls: Latest Views from D.C. appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00

Ideas for Improving Hispanic Health with Dr. Elena Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association; Charles Barber on “Paz y Salud” Publication

10/4/2023
Portions of this broadcast previously aired in May 2021. As we mark Hispanic Heritage Month, we hear from Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, which represents the interests of the nation’s 50,000 Latino physicians. This is an encore presentation from 2021 yet many of the issues we discussed then are still relevant, including Latino vaccine hesitancy and the pandemic’s mental health toll. Join hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter for their conversation about how... Read More Read More The post Ideas for Improving Hispanic Health with Dr. Elena Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association; Charles Barber on “Paz y Salud” Publication appeared first on Healthy Communities Online.

Duration:00:29:00