Every other week, a new episode of the More than Health Care podcast uncovers keys to collaboration and holistic health in pursuit of improved health outcomes and lower costs for all. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Spotify.

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Podcast Episode 27: When COVID-19 Came and the Child Abuse Hotline Stopped Ringing

Be inspired by Dr. Bob Shapiro, director of the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and how his team has quickly innovated to create tools and guides for community members, such as schools and day cares, to help keep kids safe in their homes. In the wake of COVID-19, his team is showing ‘how barriers really don't need to be barriers.’ (More Information)


 

Podcast Episode 26: Kids Can Make You Feel Like a Rock Star

Marisa Perez-Martin, vice president of school-based mental health and early education services for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, explains the need and benefits of embedding teams of mental health professionals within the school setting. (More Information)


 

Podcast Episode 25: Don’t Call Me a Senior Citizen, Call me a Modern Elder

Jane Bavineau, vice president of Health and Wellness for BakerRipley in Houston, Texas, describes her evolving focus on wellness in relation to working with older adults. (More Information)


 

Episode 24: Start Before the Workplace Crisis Happens

Terri Howard, senior director at FEI Behavioral Health, provides insight on how to create a healthy and productive work environment through wellness initiatives and an employee assistance program. (More Information)


 

Episode 23: A Community Center that Listened to Its Community

Melissa Benton, community development officer for John Boner Neighborhood Centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, talks about the evolution that occurred within their services when John Boehner Neighborhood Centers went into the community to hear its needs. (More Information)


 

Podcast Episode 22: What Do You Have Against Dads?

Hear how Latrice Rollins, assistant director of evaluation at Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center and assistant professor at the college’s Community Health and Preventive Medicine Department,champions the need to change social programs and policies to help fathers become more involved in the care and well-being of their children. (More Information)


 

Episode 21: How to Keep People out of the Emergency Department

Be inspired by how casual community relationships have built a new approach to opidoid emergencies in a New York community. Hear Saarah Waleed talk about how Villa Hope started as a substance use disorder clinic and expanded to wrap around services that include mental health and referrals directly from the emergency department. (More Information)


 

Episode 20: A Year of Enlightenment

Cohosts Jill Huynh and Tim Johnstone join the More Than Health Care podcast producer, Erin Keltner, in reflecting on their favorite topics and takeaways from the 2019 episodes and give a preview of upcoming new episodes in 2020. (More Information)


 

Episode 19: Purposeful Hustle

Be inspired to find your own power and harmony. Hear how Deanna Singh, chief change agent at Flying Elephant, found her purpose early, and used it to unify a variety of passions under a foundation ‘run’ by her children. (More Information)


 

Episode 18: The Dreamer and The Doer

Be inspired by teamwork. When the team includes dreamers and dooers, crisis management comes through an iPad to rural foster care families and a college campus is transformed. Erin Keltner, vice president of operations at KVC Health Systems, shares her insight. (More Information)


 

Episode 17: Right Work. Right Time. Right Person.

Be inspired to honor differences. Listen to Jane Pirsig, executive director of Aurora Family Service at Aurora Healthcare, share the learnings from when a social service organization and hospital that formally merged. Hint: You cannot hold a 30-minute meeting in the emergency room. (More Information)


 

Episode 16: Taking a Leap of Faith Across Sectors

Be inspired by Hawaii. When you are literally on an island, innovation and actively listening to partners must be a part of your strategy. Child & Family Service has adapted proven practice and intervention models to meet the needs of Hawaii’s multicultural communities. (More Information)


 

Episode 15: Building Bridges Beyond the Badge

Be inspired to expand your job description. Hear what happens when you bring trauma-informed care to a police force. For a community in Maryland, it has deescalated more incidents and provided better care for residents in mental health crises. (More Information)


 

Episode 14: Consulting at the Intersection of Health and Social Sectors for Overall Success

Collaborative Consulting is a small, boutique consulting firm working at the intersection of the health care sector and the social sector. From promoting cross-sector partnerships to defining strategy, Lori Peterson and her team are driven to encourage nonprofit organizations to tweak their current service delivery models to ensure more integration between health and social services sectors. Listen for case studies and takeaways to apply to your work. (More Information)


 

Podcast 13: A Deeper Look at a Health and Human Services Integration Model

CUPS is an organization located in Calgary, Canada, whose vision is that Calgarians overcome adversity, reach their potential, and end the cycle for poverty and trauma for themselves and their families. This episode explores how this organization designed all its programs around brain science. From health education to housing, CUPS is truly promoting wellness for its community. (More Information)


 

Episode 12: The Power of Engaging those Over 50 in the Social Sector

Janet Waters is one of 10 “encore fellows” across the US challenged with testing, trying, and learning about what it takes to engage folks who are over 50 years of age in volunteer and paid positions in the social sector. Not only do those served by these individuals benefit from their wisdom and compassion, but the 50+-somethings also enjoy the benefit of purpose. The value of purpose in our lives has direct connections with health and wellness. Learn about Ascentria Care Alliance’s journey in this area and the difference being made in people’s lives as a result. (More Information)


 

Episode 11: Supporting Population Health Directly for Your Employees

Organizations looking to support population health management shouldn’t forget to look internally at their own workforces. Learn about Marathon Health and the unique ways it supports its employees. From city mayor in Rockford, Illinois, to his current work at Marathon Health, Larry Morrissey uncovers interesting insights about systems of support in our communities. (More Information)


 

Episode 10: Results and Learnings from a Refugee Health Project

This episode takes a deeper look at a demonstration project in New Hampshire that is leveraging the Medicaid 1115 waiver to transform the way services are delivered to Medicaid recipients. By hiring culturally sensitive and relatable staff to provide home health care services, this programming is supporting refugees in trusting and engaging with health care services. (More Information)


 

Episodes 8 and 9: United Health Care’s Community and State Program where Medicaid Lives

This UnitedHealthcare program has a significant national footprint, serving over 6.8 million people in the US each year. States are looking to evolve Medicaid to increase value and address root causes of health issues for individuals within the network. Kevin Moore shares his belief that community-based human services organizations are great partners for health insurers to drive positive outcomes for individuals. (More Information)


 

Episode 7: Why Nonprofits are Sitting at the Kids' Table

Our nonprofit sector is very fragmented today. As a result, our sector is not widely viewed as a valuable resource to lead change in our community systems. We are therefore banished to the “kids’ table” and are not part of the important conversations and decision making. This episode discusses ways human services organizations can begin changing our trajectory to truly support those we serve in a big way. (More Information)


 

Episode 6: Innovating with a Focus on Population Health Starting with Pediatrics and Schools

Jim Mason tells the story of Beech Acres Parenting Center’s journey from being a 19th-century orphanage to operating as a 21st-century parenting center that invests in innovation and partners closely with health care entities to provide holistic and systemic supports to parents, kids, and families. Learn why Beech Acres believes it is critical to serve the whole child and whole family within the context of their community ecosystem. (More Information)


 

Episode 5: The Nonprofit Sector—Something Has to Give

Angela Bovill, president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, explains how the U.S. has underinvested in the social services sector for a very long time, and since the health care/medical sector is well supported financially, decision-making power often lies with them. Tune in as Bovill inspires and challenges us to get innovative and creative and do things differently to create a new future for our sector and better outcomes for those we serve. (More Information)


 

Episodes 3 and 4: Why Health Care Reform Is the Greatest Disruptive Force for Nonprofits

Traditionally, five percent of the population drives 50 percent of the expenditures in health care and the biggest determinant of health is not what happens in primary care, but the environmental, economic, and behavioral factors in an individual’s life. Susan Dreyfus discusses her belief that health care reform is the biggest disruptive force in our field and sector today and why it’s time to “lean in.” (More Information)


 

Episode 2: Using the Community to Drive Community Health 

With the goal to tackle root causes of chronic disease in communities, BUILD Health Challenge launched its first cohort in 2015. Today, it is supporting work in 37 communities within 21 different states including Washington D.C. Celebrating innovation and creativity, cohort members are tacking complex health issues in unique ways that are accomplishing solid results. This episode discusses BUILD Health Challenge’s continued journey to learn alongside its communities. (More Information)


 

Episode 1: Leveraging Discoveries in Brain Science to Promote Health and Well-Being

Brain science has taught us that a big way to impact health outcomes is by understanding people’s environments and life experiences.  These factors affect how people function and help themselves get ahead. They also impact how our bodies respond throughout the lifespan. Learn about the work Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) is doing in a Boston neighborhood where a half mile means a 28-year difference in lifespan. (More Information)


 

Episode Zero: Introducing More than Health Care

Cohosts Jill Huynh and Tim Johnstone set the stage for the More than Health Care podcast. They introduce themselves and preview the guests and topics to come, which include best practices, policy, and opportunities for integration and innovation.