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 […]

Ginsburg Institute: Equalizing Health

In 2022 a $25 million donation from the Ginsburg Family Foundation established the Ginsburg Institute for Health Equity at Nemours Children’s Health. The Institute represents a first-of-its-kind initiative to advance health equity for children in medically underserved areas by partnering with communities and codifying evidenced-based approaches that are effective, scalable and transferable. This week’s guests […]

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 […]

The NICU View: Mom & Baby (Part 1)

We begin our four-part series “Hot Topics in Neonatology” with the story of author and preemie family advocate Deb Discenza. Deb was 30 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to her daughter, Becky. In this episode, she shares their NICU story of persistence and resilience, and how she is paying it forward by helping and […]

Breakthroughs in Sickle Cell Disease

You’ve probably heard the news: an FDA-approved treatment for sickle cell disease applying the gene-editing tool CRISPR is now available in the U.S. It’s a landmark moment in medical science on two fronts: the treatment, called Casgevey, is the first FDA-approved regimen to utilize CRISPR technology to treat any genetic disease. And it’s a huge […]

Nourishing Hope Amid Childhood Food Insecurity

SEGMENT 1: The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that in 2022, one in every five children in the United States was unsure where, when, or even if they would get their next meal. Childhood food insecurity significantly impacts physical, social, cognitive, and behavioral development. Blessings in a Backpack has become a national leader and model for […]

Moving at the Speed of Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare has always been a hotbed of innovation, though it seems today to be moving forward at light speed, with a wide range of advancements to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, safety, accessibility, and quality of healthcare services at the bedside and behind the scenes.  We’re talking healthcare innovation today with two national experts whom we […]

Disrupting Healthcare with Dr. Stephen Klasko

Dr. Stephen Klasko is a dynamic healthcare visionary who led Jefferson Health in Philadelphia as its President and CEO during much of the COVID-19 pandemic and currently serves as Executive in Residence for the venture capital group General Catalyst (GC).  GC made news when they announced their intention to create the Health Assurance Transformation Corporation, through […]

Information as a Determinant of Health

Dr. Garth Graham, the Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health Partnerships at YouTube, has long espoused the belief that information is a social determinant of health. We had the chance to talk with Dr. Graham at HLTH 2023 in Las Vegas about this concept, as well as the topics of medical misinformation, […]

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