Caring as Communities Podcast: The Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing Social Determinants of Health
In this episode of Caring as Communities, Paula Blackwell, MBA, and Allison Robinson, MPH discuss with Dr. Enrique Enguidanos the increasing importance of community health workers in supporting individuals with social determinants of health—as well as the value of having advocates with “lived experience” to help build trust between healthcare providers and communities.
- Paula Blackwell, MBA, Executive Director, Central Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
- Allison Robinson, MPH, Associate Program Director of the Maryland AHEC Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Family & Community Medicine
Caring as Communities Podcast: Caring and Advocating for Provider Mental Health (Part 2)
Learn the mental health challenges faced by nurses and physicians across the country—including burnout compassion fatigue, and moral injury—following the COVID-19 pandemic with the country’s leaders in provider health research and advocacy.
Bernard Chang, MD, Ph.D., FACEP and Vice-Chair of Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Lisa Wolf, Ph.D., RN, CEN, FAEN, and Director, Emergency Nursing Research at the Emergency Nurses Association.
Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, CEO, founder, and practicing ED physician for Community Based Coordination Solutions
Caring As Communities Podcast Episode 16: Addressing Social Determinants Through Technology Solutions (Part Two)
Health IT Solutions are becoming an increasingly integral component of organizational efforts to address social determinants of health.
Join us in part two of a special series with health IT leaders as we talk with Point Click Care Chief Medical Officer- Benjamin Zaniello, M.D., M.P.H.- about utilizing technology to connect individuals with the community resources they need.
A practicing Infectious Disease physician, Ben is also a technologist at heart, focused on healthcare innovation for Population Health and the transition to value-based care for all patients. His passion for care transformation comes from firsthand experience. Most recently Ben worked at Providence St. Joseph Health, as their Chief Medical Information Officer in Population Health.
Dr. Zaniello continues to practice medicine, focusing on Utah’s high-risk populations. His undergraduate work was at Stanford (in Architecture, German, and Computer Science) but he returned home to his native Kentucky for medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Washington where he also received his Master’s in Public Health.
Caring As Communities Podcast Episode 15: Addressing Stigmas in Healthcare
Stigmas promote feelings of isolation, unworthiness, and unwelcomeness, leading to discomfort and distrust. Yet they are a common reality in healthcare—especially for patients with social determinants of health, chronic conditions, or addictions. Drs. Stephen Anderson, FACEP, and Donald Stader, FACEP, join Jeneen Skinner of the Camden Coalition to discuss how we can reduce these stigmas in our workplaces.
Caring As Communities Podcast Episode 14: Engaging Patients with Complex Care Needs
It’s the Caring As Communities Podcast’s one-year anniversary, and Dr. Enrique Enguidanos steps away from the role of host and instead shares his own insights after over a decade of dedicated work in the complex care space. Tune in as he shares key strategies for engaging patients with complex care needs by working in tandem with community resources.
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!