In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Leon Caldwell, AHA’s senior director of health equity strategies and innovation, talks with Keith Ellison, program director of the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center, about how the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the pivotal role local businesses play in advancing equitable health outcomes, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face during the road to recovery
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Today’s podcast features how Esperanza Health Centers - a federally qualified health center in Chicago – has worked to keep their community healthy throughout the pandemic. It is moderated by AHA’s Julia Resnick, senior program manager for strategic initiatives. She is joined by Esperanza’s CEO, Dan Fulweiler and Ofelia Figueroa, their lead contract tracer. They will be discussing how Esperanza has engaged their primarily Latino community to increase vaccine confidence and access.
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In this podcast, Rochelle Archuleta, director of post acute care policy for the AHA, is joined by Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards, Director of Advocacy and External Affairs, and Jaeson Fournier, chief executive officer at Community Care, about their collaboration to develop a successful mass vaccination campaign targeting the Latino community in the Austin, Texas.
In this podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives, and Robyn Begley, CEO of American Organization for Nursing Leadership and chief nursing officer and senior vice president at the AHA, discuss the role of nurses in achieving health equity, screening for social needs and advocating for policy change.
The podcast mentions The National Academy of Medicine's new The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report on priorities for the nursing profession over the next decade to meet the needs of the U.S. population and achieve health equity, which range from strengthening nursing education and promoting diversity and equity in nursing education and the workforce to protecting nurses’ health and well-being. AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership contributed to the report.
Fourteen organizations including Providence Health System, Henry Ford Health System, Northwell, and others, have formed Truveta. The platform will de-identify the data and use AI to mine datasets providing new insights into the unique needs of their patient populations.
In this podcast, Doug Shaw, AHA senior vice president of field engagement, speaks with Rod Hochman, president and CEO of Providence and 2021 AHA Board Chair and Terry Myerson, CEO of Truveta, about the platform and its possibilities.