The PLAYERS Championship: Golf for Good

This year – 2024 – marked the 50th anniversary of THE PLAYERS Championship, a premier tour stop for PGA golfers from around the world! Held at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (just south of Jacksonville where Nemours Children’s Health is headquartered), THE PLAYERS Championships attracts the best that professional golf has to offer […]

Exploring Health Equity with Dr. Tony Iton

Achieving health equity is a complex and ongoing endeavor that involves addressing various social, economic and systemic factors that contribute to disparities in health outcomes among different populations.  If it sounds like challenging work, it is. But that hasn’t stopped The California Endowment’s Dr. Tony Iton from making it his life’s work. We sat down […]

Ginsburg Scholars: The Future of Health Equity

In 2022, a $25 million donation from the Ginsburg Family Foundation established the Ginsburg Institute for Health Equity at Nemours Children’s Health. One major initiative of the Institute is the Ginsburg Health Equity Scholars Program. The scholars program seeks to prepare rising members of the healthcare, public health, and scientific workforce to conduct research into […]

Five DEI Questions, Five Black Leaders (Pt. 2 of 2)

In part two of our series, we dig deeper into conversations with our Black physician leaders, guided by our Black, African and Caribbean Associate Resource Group. Joining the table in today’s episode is Latonya Quann, Clinical Operations Supervisor for Nemours Children’s Health, Orlando, and Jane deHeers, Director of Operations, Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Services, Nemours Children’s […]

Five DEI Questions, Five Black Leaders (Pt. 1 of 2)

February is Black History Month and, to celebrate, the Well Beyond Medicine podcast welcomed colleagues from the Nemours Children’s Health Black, African and Caribbean Heritage Associate Resource Group (ARG). They posed questions about diversity, equity and inclusion to Black physician leaders across the Nemours Children’s enterprise, including: Guests: Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, Executive […]

Understanding Heart Disease Associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. According to Nemours KidsHealth.org, it affects boys more often than girls. According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, heart and respiratory muscle problems emerge in the teen years and can lead to serious complications. In terms of the heart, the issue at hand […]

Partnering on Tomorrow’s Healthcare Workforce

When it comes to providing health services, the most precious resource of any healthcare system, hospital or provider’s office is its people: those who make up the healthcare workforce. Yet the nation’s expanding healthcare needs are outstripping the workforce size, creating a severe shortage of employees at all levels.  While there is no single solution […]

The Imperative for Period Equity

SEGMENT 1: Menstruation: it’s something half of the world’s population experiences. Yet having the right resources — access to period products and health information about menses can prove elusive for some due to financial concerns, lack of communication and openness on the topic due to stigma, or cultural and religious considerations. Our topic with Nemours Children’s […]

Heart of the Matter with Experts From Nemours Children’s Cardiac Center

SEGMENT 1:  As children with congenital heart disease (CHD) become adults with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), they continue to require specialized care and will need that care and monitoring for life. Find out why this is an important — and growing — area of specialty care. SEGMENT 2:  It takes hours of preparation, planning […]

Babies in Crisis: Understanding Neonatal Abstinence (Part 4)

In the final episode of our four-part series “Hot Topics in Neonatology” we explore neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a byproduct of prenatal drug exposure — one of the fastest growing public health problems in the world. In the U.S., the most recent data from the CDC indicate that the number of pregnant people with opioid-related diagnoses documented […]

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