Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency

Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency

An innovative podcast from HealthPartners about diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism that asks candid questions. Join hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD, plus leading guest experts, as they help expand the definition of healthy communities through open dialogue and conversations.

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June 20, 2022 27 min

Being welcome, included and valued is a basic human need and essential to health and well-being. It’s why eliminating inequities is key to creating healthy communities. As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of every person, HealthPartners is committed to building an anti-racist culture.

President and CEO Andrea Walsh discusses the organization’s journey and why calling out racism is critically important to being ...

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That Got Weird, a digital series from Twin Cities PBS, confronts the uncomfortable with real stories of racism experienced by Indigenous, Black, Asian and other people of color in Minnesota. Along with a promise of anonymity, each subject interviewed has a hand in designing their own character and giving it a pseudonym.

Myc Daz, the show’s character designer and co-animator, and Sergio Mata’u Rapu, director, co-animator and TPT digi...

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Regions Hospital was the first Minnesota hospital to be verified as both a Level I trauma center for adults and children, able to meet the strict standards of providing entire families the highest level of care.

Kelsey Berndt, MD, a trauma surgeon and the medical director of the surgical intensive care unit at Regions, joins the show to discuss trauma and trauma-related injuries, health disparities, her team’s interaction with the c...

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May 9, 2022 34 min

Awareness for mental health services in the U.S. has increased in recent years, but more work must be done. Over time we’ve learned how to talk about it – and just how important it is to speak up – as one in five people will experience mental illness.

Sarah Cassell, the director of inpatient mental health services at Regions Hospital, joins the show for a conversation about the cultural connection to mental health stigma, the overal...

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Pregnant patients should feel empowered to have a birth experience that reflects their culture and values. Regions Hospital Family Birth Center was created with that focus – as a place for family-centered care, high reliability and health equity.

LeeAnn Hubbard, MD, the birth center’s medical director, discusses how health equity is the foundation of the facility, its importance in the delivery experience, and the partnership betwee...

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Everyone can actively work to develop greater intercultural competence. The Intercultural Development Continuum™ provides a roadmap for individuals, teams and organizations who wish to improve on their ability to understand and adapt to the diversity around them and become more fully inclusive.

Sidney Van Dyke, the director of health equity and language access at Regions Hospital, discusses the five mindsets along the Intercultural ...

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In this special episode of Off the Charts, we get to know co-host Steven Jackson, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, and the medical director of patient experience at Regions Hospital.

Dr. Jackson shares stories about growing up in Chicago, his desire to help people and how he always knew that he wanted to be a doctor.

Host: Kari Haley, MD

Guest: Steven Jackson, MD

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March 14, 2022 25 min

In this special episode of Off the Charts, we get to know co-host Kari Haley, MD, an emergency medicine physician and assistant medical director of Regions Hospital EMS.

Dr. Haley shares stories about her birth in South Korea, adoption and growing up in Delano, Minnesota, her decision to pursue emergency medicine and passion for health equity.

Host: Steven Jackson, MD

Guest: Kari Haley, MD

HealthPartners website: Off the Charts podcast

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February 28, 2022 22 min

Cultural humility is as essential as anything else in the journey toward equity. Humility comes when we’re critical of ourselves and able to realize our map is only a piece of the whole territory.

Miguel Ruiz, MD, a HealthPartners hospice and palliative medicine physician, inspires us with a conversation about cultural competency vs. cultural humility, seeking to understand vs. seeking to be understood, and the hospitality of the he...

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February 14, 2022 19 min

In order to be anti-racist, we need to understand the levels of racism, how they impact public health and identify racism when we see it.

Nathan Chomilo, MD, a HealthPartners pediatrician and internist and the medical director of Minnesota Medicaid, shares how to apply anti-racism to our everyday lives.

Hosts: Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD

Guest: Nathan Chomilo, MD

Dr. Chomilo on Twitter: @ChomiloMD

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January 31, 2022 18 min

Learning about, understanding and appreciating the community we serve are critical pieces for building trust along the health care journey.
Toweya Brown-Ochs, the director of diversity and inclusion at HealthPartners, discusses how it doesn’t happen overnight, the differences between intent and impact, and why impact matters.

Hosts: Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD

Guest: Toweya Brown-Ochs

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Microaggressions are one of the main ways racism and prejudice persist, even in health care. But what exactly are microaggressions? Benji Mathews, MD, joins hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD, to talk about the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways discrimination can influence the world around us. They also discuss everyday ways we can recognize and counteract unconscious bias — in both ourselves and others.

Hosts: Kari Haley, M...

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January 3, 2022 17 min

Where’s COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy coming from? How do disparities in underserved and marginalized communities affect health equity and outcomes? On the debut episode, hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD, welcome guest Zeke McKinney, MD, for an eye-opening discussion on health care access and community education.

Hosts: Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD

Guest: Zeke McKinney, MD

Dr. McKinney on Twitter: @ZekeMD

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We’re proud to present HealthPartners Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency. This innovative diversity and inclusion podcast asks candid questions about what equity means for health care. Join hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD – plus leading guest experts – as they:

  • Dig into social determinants of health
  • Examine the past, present and future impact of disparities within health care
  • Talk about ways to help you...
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