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

Nov 16, 2021

Community Investment Series

Community investment, otherwise known as place-based investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. In the final episode of the series, Gary Yates, M.D., member of the board of stewardship trustees at CommonSpirit Health, discusses the health system’s and board’s involvement in community investment, including directing and championing this work and helping to develop measures and metrics to track progress.

Watch the accompanying video, part of the Community Investment Conversations series.

Nov 12, 2021

Community Investment Series

Community investment, otherwise known as place-based investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. In the fourth episode of the series, Kevin Barnett, board of trustees member at Trinity Health, discusses the health system’s and board’s involvement in community investment, including directing and championing this work and helping to develop measures and metrics to track progress.

Watch the accompanying video, part of the Community Investment Conversations series.

Nov 12, 2021

Community Investment Series

Community investment, otherwise known as place-based investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. In the third episode of the series, Ray Prushnok, executive director of UPMC Center for Social Impact, and Rob Koenig, senior director of strategy and operations at Boston Medical Center, discuss their health systems’ participation in the Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities initiative and the work with community partners to create and sustain community investment.

Watch the accompanying video, part of the Community Investment Conversations series.

Nov 9, 2021

Community Investment Series

Community investment, otherwise known as place-based investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. In this second episode of the series, Kendra Smith, vice president of community health at Bon Secours Mercy Health, and Sheryl Garland, chief of health impact at VCU Health System, discuss the importance of aligning and integrating community investment strategies, authentically engaging the community, investing in local infrastructure and taking a longitudinal approach to this work and its impact.

Watch the accompanying video, part of the Community Investment Conversations series.

Nov 8, 2021

Community Investment Series

Community investment, otherwise known as place-based investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. In this first episode of the series, Doug Brown, CEO of UMass Memorial Community Hospitals and chief administrative officer of UMass Memorial Health, and Lillian Montoya, president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Health, discuss how the health systems are investing in their communities to address affordable housing, food insecurity and other priority needs to improve the health of individuals and communities and create sustainable change.

Watch the accompanying video, part of the Community Investment Conversations series.

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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.