Health Equity Podcast Channel

Health Equity Podcast Channel

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Tradeoffs: Has Medicaid Managed Care Delivered On Its Promise?

Letting private insurers offer Medicaid coverage was supposed to lower costs and improve care. We dig into the research on Medicaid managed care. Guests: Sayeh Nikpay, PhD, Tradeoffs Contributing Research Editor; Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota Kathleen Adams, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University Allan Baumgarten, JD, Independent Health Policy Analyst Read more of the research on Medicaid managed care and find a full transcript on our website: Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff: Support this type of journalism today, with a gift. If you give before Dec. 31, 2021, your donation will be doubled thanks to a match from the Institute for Nonprofit News: Follow us on Twitter: See for privacy and opt-out information. -| The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at -| This episode originally aired on November 4, 2021 on Tradeoffs. Listen, follow and subscribe here.
May 18, 2022

On The Pulse: Loan Repayment Options and Their Benefit for Nurses and Health Equity

A new $1.5 billion investment in health care is giving nurses the opportunity to improve equity in the communities they serve while also having their nursing school loans repaid. Announced by the Biden Administration at the end of 2021, the funding supports loan repayment and scholarship programs within the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps, which are part of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Applications are open now. Show guest CAPT Jacqueline Rodrigue, Acting Director of the Division of Health Careers and Financial Support for the Bureau of Health Workforce, discusses the importance of the funding, and Dr. Andrew Pettit, a Nurse Corps participant, shares how it’s changed his life to be part of a program that is helping him pay off his nursing school loan debt. CAPT Jacqueline Rodrigue has nearly 30 years of experience in workforce diversity, cultural competency, stakeholder engagement, quality improvement, and behavioral health. She provides strategic direction, coordination, and planning in support of Bureau of Health Workforce’s 40 programs that aim to recruit, educate, train, and retain a diverse health professions workforce in rural and underserved communities. Dr. Andrew Pettit, DNP, FNP-BC, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with combined 10 years of nursing-related experience in long-term memory care, oncology, and ambulatory care. He received his nursing degree in 2014 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT, and his Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2019 from the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently practices in primary care at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Tulare, CA. Resources: HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) Apply to the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (deadline January 27, 2022) Apply to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (deadline February 3, 2022) HHS Announces Record Health Care Workforce Awards in Rural and Underserved Communities Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @HRSAgov @Sarah_Szanton -| The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at -| This episode originally aired on January 18, 2022 on On The Pulse. Listen, follow and subscribe here.
May 11, 2022

Outcomes Rocket: How Reaching Out to Underserved Communities Can Attract Students to the Health Profession

In this episode of Outcomes Rocket Nursing, we are privileged to feature Mary Rose Saint-Cyr, one of the great nursing leaders coming out of the next generation. Mary Rose has such an interesting background so we invited her to know why she decided to study nursing. Mary Rose talks about her inspiration for taking the plunge in nursing and overcoming the many noes. She also shares insights on the importance of diversity in the health workforce, the value of having a supportive community, adopting a holistic admissions process, and many more. This is an inspiring and eye-opening interview, especially for those who are considering nursing as a career, so make sure to tune in! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: -| The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at -| This episode originally aired on October 27, 2021 on Outcomes Rocket. Listen, follow and subscribe here.
May 4, 2022

The Happy Nurse Podcast: How Discrimination in Healthcare Endangers LGBTQ+ People’s Lives

According to research, there are over 9 million gay people and 1.5 million trans people in America. However, the average healthcare professional in the US receives about 2 hours of LGBTQ+ education only.  It is high time that healthcare providers understand their patients better.  In this episode, we speak with Shannon Whittington, award-winning & certified LGBTQ+ health expert on the importance of inclusion in the workplace and in healthcare. We delve in to what it’s like for LGBTQ+ people to live in a hetero-normative world and how they handle all the prejudices in families, communities, companies, and the healthcare system.  LGBTQ+ people have their own health disparities. It’s time to start learning about them and how healthcare professionals can provide patient-centered care without stigmatization, discrimination, or demoralization.   Discrimination in health care settings endangers LGBTQ+ people’s lives. This is why LGBTQ+ education and affirming LGBTQ+ people and their needs is key to building inclusion. TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: LGBTQ+ have their own disparities (4:29) 28% of trans-people are rejected by healthcare professionals (5:33) LGBTQ+ community being afraid of discrimination (9:02) Legalization of same-sex marriage (9:40) Healthcare professionals give so much of themselves to their patients (10:45) Doing things that fill you up (11:50) Importance of quality sleep (12:00) It’s okay to do nothing (13:10) Celebrate you (15:40) Importance of self-care for healthcare providers (21:20) Being in a constant state of learning (26:00) Never stop learning (27:07) Big, audacious goal (28:40) Nurses’ mental health is suffering (30:00) Being client and patient-centered (32:14) Nurses are burning out (33:05) It is normal to be scared of the unknown (35:52) The importance of hydration (37:10) Non-binary people (39:00) Pronouns are so important (39:40) Caring for the LGBTQ+ community (41:52) Normalizing pronouns (40:19) No right or wrong answer when choosing your pronouns (42:59) CONNECT WITH SHANNON WHITTINGTON Connect with Shannon on LinkedIn Subscribe to Shannon’s YouTube Channel CONNECT WITH ELAINA MULLERY Connect with me on Instagram and Facebook Connect with me on LinkedIn Subscribe to my Youtube channel -| The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn more about how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at -| This episode originally aired on March 8, 2021 on The Happy Nurse. Listen, follow and subscribe here.
April 27, 2022

See You Now: Black Midwives & Mamas Matter

The CDC reports that Black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers and that the mortality rate of Black infants is higher than that of any other ethnic group in the U.S. Regardless of income and education level, childbirth for Black women is more dangerous than it is for white women. Even tennis legend Serena Williams had a dangerously close call during her pregnancy. In examining why these disparities are so stark, it is clear that structural and systemic racism, racialized health inequities, and implicit bias not only play a role but also signify areas within our society that desperately need improvement. In this episode, we hear from three healthcare innovators who personally and professionally—as Black women and advisors to the Black Mamas Matter Alliance—work tirelessly to advance policy grounded in human rights and reproductive justice to improve Black maternal health and lives. Tune in to hear Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, RM, Founder and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth and Founder of the National Perinatal Task Force; Joia Crear-Perry, MD, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative; and Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Tenured Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and member of the Bixby Center of Global Reproductive Health, share their wisdom, outrage, approach, and perspectives on the causes and solutions to Black maternal health disparities in the United States. For additional resources, visit our website at Contact us at [email protected] -----> This episode originally aired on Nov 13, 2020 on See You Now. Listen, follow and subscribe here. The Health Equity Podcast Channel is made possible with support from Bayer G4A. Learn more about how Bayer G4A is advancing equity, access and sustainability at
April 20, 2022

HIT Like a Girl: Not a Niche – Addressing Unmet Needs in Women's Health

Somer Baburek's work is dedicated to addressing unmet needs in the field of women's health - and specifically in reproductive medicine. In this conversation, Joy and Somer talk in-depth about endometriosis, the current solution to diagnose it, which is through pretty invasive surgery, and how her efforts are working to change that. Somer is the President, CEO of HERA Biotech was a contestant in the HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge. ----- This episode originally aired on HIT Like a Girl Pod on March 31, 2022. Click here to listen, follow and share more episodes from HIT Like a Girl Pod.
April 13, 2022

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