Caring as Communities Podcast: Addressing Social Determinants with Technology Part One
HealthTech is paving the way for addressing social determinants of health through a myriad of platforms, software, and more. Join us as we talk with health IT industry leader, Erine Gray—CEO and founder of Aunt Bertha—in this tech series and get insights for reducing gaps in care.
Erine Gray has been working on business and technology consulting projects for more than 15 years and is the Founder and CEO of Aunt Bertha. Aunt Bertha’s mission is to make human service program information more accessible to both people and programs.
Prior to founding Aunt Bertha, he directed more than 60 employees within a project responsible for administering the application process for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. At the Commission, he delivered more than 40 software and operational improvement projects that saved more than $5 million dollars annually in operating expenses. Erine studied public policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and has a BA in Economics from Indiana University. He’s a 2019 TED Senior Fellow.
Caring as Communities Podcast: Optimizing Opioid Bridge Programs
Opioids remain a leading cause of death, but success at lowering these numbers is being found through the use of opioid bridge programs that connect individuals reporting to the ED for relief from an opioid addiction with next-day addiction recovery programs.
Arianna Campbell and Dr. Loni Jay, two experts in the California Bridge Program share what successful bridge programs need in this month’s episode of Caring As Communities.
Additional Resources from this episode:
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Caring as Communities Podcast: Creating Coalitions of Care
It’s said that “it takes a village,” and caring for vulnerable and complex patient populations is no exception.
Listen as Dr. Enrique Enguidanos discusses with Victor Murray, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, and Cesar Armendariz, Inland Empire Health Plan, what makes an effective coalition, strategies for getting started, and how communities are pulling together the skilled and financial resources to make these coalitions a reality.
Caring as Communities Podcast: Respite Care
Medical respite care tries to bridge the gap for homeless men and women who are too sick to be on the street or be in the shelter, but not sick enough to need to be in the hospital.
Dr. David Munson, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and Andy McMahon, Vice President, Health and Human Services Policy UnitedHealthcare Community & State, discuss how to implement successful respite programs in this episode of Caring As Communities.
Additional Resources from this episode:
- Andy McMahon: Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care: Financing Approaches for Medical Respite Care
- David Munson: National Health Care for the Homeless Population – https://nhchc.org/
Caring as Communities Podcast: Solutions for Homelessness
Homelessness remains a key issue for over half a million people in the US each year, with the pandemic and subsequent unemployment leading numbers to climb.
Join our guests Rob McCann, CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, and Damian Mazzotta, Founder, and Chairman of The Shower of Hope, and learn what communities like Spokane and Los Angeles are doing to address this in our most recent podcast. This podcast is now live on Apple, Spotify, and a number of other smaller platforms as well. A transcript of the podcast can be found, along with the audio, on our hosting platform!
Caring as Communities Podcast: Addressing Homelessness & Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted shortcomings in our systemic approach to homelessness. Join Dr. Jim O’Connell, Founder of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and Bobby Watts, MPH, MS, CPH, and CEO, National Health Care for the Homeless Council as they discuss what needs to happen at local, state, and federal levels to better house and care for the health of these vulnerable individuals.
Addressing Racial Disparities in Health: Part 2 – Racism in Healthcare Today
The second in our series, Racism in Healthcare Today, has dropped! It’s available on Apple, Spotify, along with a number of other podcast stations. A transcript of the podcast is available for our friends in the deaf community on our main platform, https://caringascommunities.buzzsprout.com/
Podcast Episode 6: Addressing Racial Disparities in Healthcare- Part 1
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- Caste: The Orgins of Our Discontent, Isabel Wilkerson
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Caring for Communities Podcast: The Opioid Epidemic and Facilitating Better Medication Assisted Treatment
Listen in as Dr. Enrique Enguidanos interviews Drs. Eric Ketcham and Gregg Miller to discuss what can be done to improve the MAT care available and key strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic.
- Eric Ketcham, MD, MBA, FACEP, FASAM, FACHE, and Emergency Physician & Addiction Specialist at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Greg Miller, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer at Vituity
- Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, CEO/Founder of Community Based Coordination Solutions, and practicing Emergency Physician in Seattle
Additional Resources Available for this episode:
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration):
Podcast Episode 4: Substance Use Disorder in the Wake of COVID-19
An analysis of hospitals on the Collective network shows that overdose visits as a proportion to overall emergency department visits have increased by about 35 percent since lockdown began across the nation.
Join CBC Solutions’ CEO and Founder, Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, and Kat McDavitt, Chief of External Affairs at Collective Medical, as they interview Anne Zink, MD, FACEP and Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska and Hon. Nathaniel Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, Regional Director of Quality Assurance for Franciscan Health System and Associate Director of the TeamHealth Litigation Support Department.
- Obstacles to patients receiving substance use disorder treatment
- Silver linings coming from the pandemic
- What it takes to implement a successful SUD program