Healthy Communities Podcast

Healthy Communities Podcast

Welcome to the Learning Network’s Healthy Communities Podcast. In this podcast, we will talk to public health experts about common health issues in our communities, and how HC projects aim to address them.

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April 2, 2019 27 min

This week is APHA’s National Public Health Week, a celebration of all things public health. Because today’s theme is violence prevention, we’ve invited a special guest to join the Healthy Communities podcast. This week we have Mighty Fine, Director of the Center for Public Health Practice and Professional Development at APHA. Enjoy!

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Hi Healthy Communities podcast listeners. The finalists of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge have been announced! These next episodes are dedicated to them and their amazing stories. Our fourth episode in the series is on the West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative with Bennett Knox, Parks Administrator at Louisville Parks & Recreation. Enjoy! 

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Hi Healthy Communities podcast listeners. The finalists of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge have been announced! These next episodes are dedicated to them and their amazing stories. Our third episode in the series is on the Healthy Community Corridor project in Kansas City, Kansas, with Broderick Crawford, Executive Director of the NBC Community Development Corporation and Angel Obert, Recreation Manager for the Unifi...

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Hi Healthy Communities podcast listeners, if you haven’t already heard, we’ve announced the winners of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. These next episodes are going to be dedicated to our winners and their amazing stories. Our second episode is with Deborah Thomas-Sims, Kristin duBay Horton, and Deborah Caviness from the Bridgeport Coalition United to Reach Equity project in Connecticut. Enjoy!

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February 12, 2019 20 min

Hi Healthy Communities podcast listeners, if you haven’t already heard, we’ve announced the winners of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. These next couple episodes are going to be dedicated to our winners and their amazing stories. Our first episode is with Cheryl Emanuel, health manager for the Mecklenburg County Health Department in North Carolina. Enjoy! 

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November 9, 2018 22 min

This week on the Healthy Communities podcast we’re going to talk about climate change and environmental health with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, policy analyst at APHA. We’ll see how changes big and small in our natural environment can have dramatic impacts to our health.

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October 4, 2018 21 min

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast we’re going to talk about community engagement with Jennifer Sweeney, Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women and Families. We’ll see why effective public health initiatives take much more than just, “build it they will come.”

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September 18, 2018 5 min

Hi Healthy Communities podcast listeners. This is your host David Richards. In appreciation of your support, here is some bonus content from last week’s conversation with Dr. Vanessa Salcedo. We look at the ingredients of a soda tax. Enjoy.

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September 6, 2018 18 min

This week on the Healthy Communities podcast we’re going to talk about the health impacts of sugary-sweetened beverage consumption with Dr. Vanessa Salcedo, pediatrician of Union Community Health Center in Bronx, New York. We’ll see why we should all rethink our drink.

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August 7, 2018 21 min

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast we’re going to talk about the relationship between housing and health in Richmond with Public Health Director Dr. Danny Avula and Fitness Warrior Lakeshia Allen. We’ll see how empowering residents strengthens a city.

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July 6, 2018 21 min

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast we’re going to talk about tobacco use and the harms of secondhand smoke with William Carter and Robin Ray of the Wichita County Public Health District. We’ll see why you don’t want to mess with Texas.

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This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast we’re going to talk about health literacy and the importance of community health workers. I talked with Dr. Bradi Granger, Professor at the School of Nursing at Duke University and community health workers Tawanna Jackson and L’Tanya Gilchrist. We’ll see that what you don't know can actually probably hurt you.

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May 8, 2018 18 min

This week on this Healthy Communities Podcast, we’re going to talk about hunger and food insecurity with Moria Nagy. We’ll see how healthy food delivery is much more than your local takeout.

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April 11, 2018 15 min

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast we talk with Elyse Jardine, program manager for the Institute for Public Health Innovation and the Health Collaborative in Danville, Virginia, about community health and equity. We'll see how a mighty river brings people together.

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March 16, 2018 18 min

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast we’re going to talk about childhood overweight and obesity with Megan McKinney Cooper, communications director for JumpIN for Healthy Kids from Greater Lawrence, Indiana. We’ll see how a holistic approach to childcare can reverse obesity rates.

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