IFDHE Podcasts

These podcasts feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of diversity and health equity issues that impact patients and communities. Look for new episodes directly from your mobile device by using SoundCloud. You can also listen to the podcasts directly by clicking below.

Latest Podcasts

Jul 28, 2021

Communities of color, who over the past year have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, also experienced emotional distress exacerbated by events surrounding the murder of George Floyd. In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Leon Caldwell, senior director of health equity strategies and innovation for the AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks to Kesha Clarke, director of clinical services at the Philadelphia VA Hospital, and Karriem Salaam, M.D., medical director of adolescent psychiatric services at Friends Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia, about mental health stigma, racialized stress and self-care in communities including health care providers. Find more resources about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month here.


 

Jun 16, 2021

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


Jun 3, 2021

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.

This podcast was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

View the Vacci/Nation Infographic: Keys for Adding Capacity to Combat Covid-19 here


 

May 21, 2021

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.


May 11, 2021

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.


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Mar 6, 2020
As March ushers in Women's History Month, our new Advancing Health podcast "Black History & Women's History Months: A Conversation with our Board Chair" features an interview with Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., a remarkable leader who was recently recognized on Modern Healthcare Magazine's list of Top 25 Minority Leaders. Listen as she shares insights and stories about the influential people throughout her life who've guided her path to success in this new podcast conversation with Darren Henson, Ph. D., IFDHE director of operations.
Mar 5, 2020
In part two of this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Maurice Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corpora
Feb 18, 2020
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Maurice Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, discus
Oct 3, 2019
Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, discuss how health equity is a moral issue that affects the length and quality of people’s lives.
Jun 3, 2019
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation for the AHA Center for Health Innovation, and Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, discuss health equity and its relationship to community health.