The Heart of Healthcare expands the traditional lens of what we think of as “healthcare” by exploring the social determinants of health, including our food system, housing, climate change, and more. Hear from the people behind the movements to better understand the underlying problems and discover how we can work together to solve them. 

Episodes

November 22, 2021 - 36 MIN

Women's Health Is Not a Niche

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In this special episode of The Heart of Healthcare, we talk with Julia Cheek about how women's healthcare needs are often ignored and how we can upend the paternalistic system to achieve health equity. Julia Cheek is the CEO and Foun.. Read More
In this special episode of The Heart of Healthcare, we talk with Julia Cheek about how women's healthcare needs are often ignored and how we can upend the paternalistic system to achieve health equity. Julia Cheek is the CEO and Founder of Everly Health, a fully integrated digital care platform.
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November 15, 2021 - 31 MIN

Dealing With Death

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In this episode, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi delves into her journey of becoming a doctor and her personal experience with losing her husband. Dr. Kalanithi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford and the widow of Dr. Paul K.. Read More
In this episode, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi delves into her journey of becoming a doctor and her personal experience with losing her husband. Dr. Kalanithi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford and the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the bestselling memoir "When Breath Becomes Air," to which she wrote the epilogue. Dr. Kalanithi has implemented novel health care delivery models in primary care hospitals and health systems and serves as the host of the podcast 'Gravity' which explores narratives of suffering. This episode was recorded at the 2021 Rock Health Virtual Summit.
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October 29, 2021 - 42 MIN

Substance Use (Not Abuse) Disorder

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Live from the Rock Health Virtual Summit, Dr. Nzinga Harrison puts addiction and substance use disorder into context. She also explains how an evidence-based and compassionate harm-reduction approach can lead to better health outcome.. Read More
Live from the Rock Health Virtual Summit, Dr. Nzinga Harrison puts addiction and substance use disorder into context. She also explains how an evidence-based and compassionate harm-reduction approach can lead to better health outcomes. Nzinga Harrison, MD, FASAM is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health, a company built on equity and justice developing mental health medical homes for those affected by substance use disorders.
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October 18, 2021 - 23 MIN

Special Episode: Domestic Violence and Its Rise During the Pandemic

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in this episode, we’ll dissect how a pandemic, economic shock, and civil unrest compounded domestic violence risk factors and reduced access to resources.
September 20, 2021 - 28 MIN

Why Sex Ed Gets An "F"

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In this episode, youth sex educator Nora Gelperin dives into the good and bad of sex education today. Nora is the director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She is also a proponent of evidence-based sex educ.. Read More
In this episode, youth sex educator Nora Gelperin dives into the good and bad of sex education today. Nora is the director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She is also a proponent of evidence-based sex education, supported by leading professional organizations including the AMA, ACOG, APHA, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
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