Community Connection

Community Connection

Connecting with community leaders and organizations who work to improve the lives of San Diegans.

Episodes

August 15, 2022 29 min
• Dr. Adriana Cadilla, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Nemours Children’s Health in Orlando – Keeping kids safe from COVID during the return to school, plus the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines, including who’s eligible to get them and their safety and efficacy. • Dr. John Draper, the Executive Director of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – Launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, including the typ...
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Dr. Charmain F. Jackman - Psychologist and mental health expert with the Sound It Out Campaign and Founder/CEO of InnoPsych, Inc. With many families and kids, a little anxious when it comes to a new school year, issues like gun violence and mental health have only compounded that unease. Dr. Jackman talked about tackling those feelings of concern and the latest resources for parents and caregivers at SoundItOutTogether.org. Ken Fi...
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August 1, 2022 29 min
• Guests & Topics this week: o Patrick K. Porter, PhD is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. He is on a mission to build better brains. According to a new observational study, alcohol consumption of just 4 drinks a week might be changing your brain. Dr. Porter discussed the brain and how it metabolizes alcohol. He also addressed the accumulation of iron in the brain as it may contribute...
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July 26, 2022 29 min
--Joseph Palm, Regional Director, Region 7 & Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH & Regional Health Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We’ve been hearing a lot about the new BA 5 COVID subvariant that is even more contagious than the original strain. Palm and Satterwhite told us what we can do to protect ourselves against this new strain. Also, the 2022 Walcott Truckers Jamboree – w...
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July 17, 2022 29 min
o Dr. Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research for the Food & Drug Administration. The FDA plans to update boosters to target Omicron variants. Marks discusses the necessity for people to stay on top of boosters. He also talked about boosters for children 5-11 years old. o Peter Greenberg, Journalist, Reporter, and Travel Detective. It’s been a tough summer for U.S. air travelers a...
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July 11, 2022 29 min
o Clara Reynolds, President & CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay – Assessing the mental health crisis affecting the U.S., along with information on resources for those struggling with mental health issues. o Dr. Janine Domingues, Clinical Psychologist at the Child Mind Institute – How mental health among children has been impacted by the pandemic, plus strategies for dealing with a child’s mental health issues and navigating...
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July 4, 2022 29 min
o Jody Thomas, PhD, founder and CEO of The Meg Foundation. The Meg Foundation’s mission is to empower families with pain management strategies, skills, and support to prevent and reduce pain. Dr. Thomas discussed the recently authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months. She focused on what parents do to make getting a COVID-19 vaccine a good experience for babies and kids, so they don’t develop any fear of nee...
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June 27, 2022 29 min
o Dr. Sean O'Leary, Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. COVID vaccines were just authorized for children under 5. Dr. O’Leary talked about how 13 million children under age 18 in the US have gotten COVID and why the impact on children has increased. He discussed the important milestone of vaccinations at this stage of the pandemic and what parents need...
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June 20, 2022 29 min
Dr. Kenneth Alexander (Chief of Infectious Diseases at Nemours Children's Health in Florida) – Dr. Alexander discusses the rise in COVID-19 cases in certain parts of the country, different COVID-related issues impacting children who contract the virus, the latest COVID vaccination guidance for children, and ways to keep the family and kids safe during summer vacations and activities. Kelly Navies (Museum Specialist of Oral Hi...
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June 12, 2022 29 min
o Dan Kotlowski AccuWeather’s Lead Hurricane Expert – Dan breaks down the expectations for the 2022 hurricane season. He also explains how these storms develop, what to watch for as a storm is approaching, and how to read the hurricane models seen on TV and online. o Steve Gregory iHeartMedia National Correspondent & Certified Wildfire Expert – Steve offers an overview of the wildfires we’ve experienced so far in 2022, and brea...
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Fred Dillon is Head of Advisory Services at Hopelab. Dillon develops technology solutions that improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Pride month kicks off June 1 and Dillon focused on Pride Month and LGBTQ+ teen mental health. He discussed the launching of a new, free digital tool called imi (eye-me) for LGBTQ+ teen mental health and well-being. Then, Mark Follman, author of TRIGGER POINTS: I...
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Ram Koppaka, MD, PhD Associate Director for Adult Immunization Services Division Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC just recommended that kids ages 5 to 11 get booster doses. Dr. Koppaka explained the rationale behind recommending boosters for kids and gave us the latest information on boosters for all ages. He discussed what the CDC is doing to address health equity during the pandemic and reduce health disparit...
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Our guests this week are Kary Siegfried, Marianella Camarillo and Walter Phillips.
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May 16, 2022 29 min
Sarah Lovenheim Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Lovenheim discussed how the Public Affairs division works to ensure the public hears about top Departmental priorities and initiatives tied to the Health and Human Service mission of building a healthier America. She talked about her experience overseeing the COVID-19 Public Education Campaign for HHS and the most important priorities now in encouraging vaccinations. Lovenhei...
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Dr. Sheldon Riklon M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Dr. Riklon shared how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AANHPI community as well as communities of color. He says it’s essential to help families understand the need to stay protected from COVID-19, regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated. Dr. Riklon offered “tools” and suggestions to continue staying saf...
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May 2, 2022 29 min
Dr. Basim Khan, Executive Director, Neighborhood Health in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Khan focused on community and the role local organizations play in expanding access to high quality and affordable health care. Dr. Khan discussed common barriers from different patient populations and how to overcome the fear of COVID-19 vaccinations. Then, former White House chef and decorated combat veteran ANDRE RUSH. Chef Andre Rush is a retired ...
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April 25, 2022 29 min
o Mary Partin, CEO of the Dan Marino Foundation. April is Autism Awareness Month. The Marino Campus is an accredited postsecondary school that prepares young adults with autism and other disabilities for gainful employment, social competence, and independent living by earning national industry certifications and gaining necessary skills vital to employment. Partin talked about resources that parents can use to help navigate throug...
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April 17, 2022 29 min
This week we speak with Purvi Parikh, MD who is an allergist and on faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor in both departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. April marks National Minority Health Month. Dr. Parikh focused on how and why the pandemic has and continues to impact minority communities across the country. As an immunologist and allergist, she pointed out the similarities and diffe...
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April 11, 2022 29 min
Our guests and topics this week are Padi Boyd, Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory in the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA, and the Project Scientist for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Mission. Padi Boyd discusses a recent revelation made by the Hubble Space Telescope. She also explains the missions of the Hubble and James Webb Telescopes, including what their discoveries tell us about the or...
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April 4, 2022 29 min
This week's guests and topics are: Jay Bhatt, D.O., MPH, MPA is a physician executive, internist, geriatrician, and public health innovator. He is Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS) and the Deloitte Health Equity Institute (DHEI). Dr. Bhatt discussed his experiences working in Chicago Health clinics now that we seem to be entering a new phase of the pandemic. He talked about the reasons he i...
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