The Healthy Edit

The Healthy Edit

Welcome to the Healthy Edit! A podcast focused on — you guessed it — health and wellness, but from the perspective of HealthCorps, a national not-for-profit dedicated to teen wellness. On this season of the Healthy Edit, you’ll be hearing directly from our staff, students, and other health advocates to discover the secret to what makes our wellness programming so impactful, inclusive, and sustainable and how you – just like our teens – can make health happen. Since 2003, HealthCorps has worked in high-need schools with a mission to end health inequity by providing health and wellness resources to students, faculty, and families. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @healthcorps and visit www.healthcorps.org to download free resources. For our teen specific resources, visit @teensmakehealthhappen on Instagram.

Episodes

September 14, 2023 15 mins

At HealthCorps, not only do we work with teens to live healthier lifestyles — their families, schools, and local community get involved to sustain this positive culture of wellness!

In this episode of The Healthy Edit, HealthCorps Program Coordinators Mari Arandia and Erin Spillane share their experiences with connecting and nurturing healthier communities with the San Diego Unified High School District.

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One goal for the HealthCorps team is making nutrition and food a passion for teens. Margarita Moran, our Program Coordinator in Oxnard, CA, has seen how that passion results in advocacy and positive health behaviors – particularly with her student, Lena, who joins her on this episode of The Healthy Edit.

Margarita and Lena reflect on food at home and in schools and the changes they are seeing through the HealthCorps program. They al...

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One of HealthCorps' values is empowerment in diversity, which reiterates our belief that the community members are the catalysts for change in their own communities.

Taneesha Watson and Eileen Carrell embody this value in our latest Healthy Edit episode, where they share how growing up in their respective tribes have allowed them to make unique impact on their communities through action and education with HealthCorps.

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Welcome to the Healthy Edit! A podcast focused on — you guessed it — health and wellness, but from the perspective of HealthCorps, a national not-for-profit dedicated to teen wellness.

On this season of the Healthy Edit, you’ll be hearing directly from our staff, students, and other health advocates to discover the secret to what makes our wellness programming so impactful, inclusive, and sustainable and how you – just like our teen...

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In this episode of Healthy Chats, HealthCorps CEO Amy Braun welcomes Jack D. Hidary a successful serial entrepreneur and leader in AI and Quantum Technologies.  Jack is currently the head of Sandbox, an Alphabet unit that focuses on AI and Quantum.   Jack is the author of Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach, a leading textbook in the field.

Jack is also the catalyst behind HealthCorps’ Save the Students campaign that delivered th...

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With the Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, what better way to usher in what will be non-traditional Olympic games, than with a conversation about mental strength, resilience and believing in yourself.

In this episode of Healthy Chats, HealthCorps CEO Amy Braun sits down with Board of Advisor member, the legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee.  

Having been dubbed ‘The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century’ by Sports Illustrated, ...

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Last summer, experts issued warnings that the mental health of our nation’s teachers could be impacted when school resumed. Those warnings appear to be playing out.  Teachers are reporting that their mental health is suffering in ways they have never experienced.  They are anxiety ridden and exhausted.  

For teachers who have been operating in crisis mode for well over a year – the constant unpredictability of school opening and clo...

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As we open our second season of Healthy Chats, we have a bonus episode with a representative from CVS Health, which we’re very happy about as the CVS Health Foundation is one of our favorite partners.

In 2020, HealthCorps honored the CVS Health Foundation for its commitment to working in communities. We applauded CVS Health and its belief that everyone should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, regardless of the condition ...

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In this episode of Healthy Chats, Amy and her guests discuss the importance of diversity in medicine, specifically as it relates to inequity in health care for Black Americans and practices that can be taken to bridge that health care divide in communities of color.

Last fall, The Survey on Race and Health, a joint project between Kaiser Family Foundation and ESPN’s The Undefeated, explored the public’s views and experiences on the ...

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Joining Amy is Dr. Beth Frates, a member of HealthCorps Board of Advisors and a trained
physiatrist and a health and wellness coach. Her expertise is in lifestyle medicine, and she works to empower patients to reach their optimal level of wellness by adopting healthy habits. She is co-author of the book Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke and co-author of three chapters on behavi...

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This episode of Healthy Chats originally aired on December 18 as a virtual Town Hall with a full focus on the Covid-19 vaccine.  The Town Hall was made available to anyone interested in attending via HealthCorps’ social media channels.   

The conversation between HealthCorps CEO Amy Braun and the panel of experts was  determined by questions submitted by those attending the virtual Town Hall.  Based on those questions, experts discu...

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In this very special episode of Healthy Chats, HealthCorps CEO, Amy Braun speaks with medical student, Michelle Walls, the first recipient of the HealthCorps/Dr. Oz Show Diversity in Medicine Scholarship.

A second year medical student at Michigan State, Michelle shares her story of determination and resilience that took her from a foster home to a period of homelessness to medical school and founding her own organization to help vul...

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November 2, 2020 58 mins

In this episode of Healthy Chats, HealthCorps CEO, Amy Braun welcomes Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer for WebMD (https://www.webmd.com/john-whyte ); Victor Cho, CEO of Evite and Kristy Gharabally, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Evite (www.evite.com ) for a lively conversation about safe and healthy holidays.

Celebrations and holidays are certainly different in 2020.  The upcoming holiday season is coming a...

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In this episode of Healthy Chats, Amy speaks with Pam Kehaly, President and CEO of Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Amy and Pam discuss the disturbing spike in depression and anxiety adults and teens are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and how HealthCorps and BCBSAZ are addressing it. Both agree that part of being mentally healthy is to be physic...

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As students and faculty return to school – physically and virtually, their health is at the forefront of the national conversation. In the inaugural episode of Healthy Chats, Amy and her guests discuss the role technology can play in keeping kids healthy and schools open —  as well as the need to keep teens from feeling isolated as we move into the fall.

Guests include Dr. Pedram Salimpour, a pediatrician, member of HealthCorps Boar...

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