Healthy Communities Podcast

Welcome to the Healthy Communities Podcast! We talk with public health experts about common health issues in our communities, and how Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge projects aim to address them. Each episode focuses on a specific topic that will change each week. You can also subscribe to the Healthy Communities Podcast on iTunes and Spotify! (To download an MP3 on a PC, right-click on the word "play" for an episode and select "save target as." On a Mac, right-click or hold the "control" key while selecting "play.")

Episode 9: Climate Changes Health

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. (November 2018) Runtime: 22:55

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Learn more about APHA's work on climate change and environmental health, and the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12-14 


Episode 8: Community Engagement

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.” (October 2018) Runtime: 21:44

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Learn more about the National Partnership for Women & Families


BONUS Episode 7b: Soda Tax Extras

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. Runtime: 5:44

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Episode 7: Healthy Beverage Zone

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. (September 2018) Runtime: 18:32

Healthy Community 50, Bronx, New York

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Learn more about the Healthy Beverage Zone in South Bronx

*Additional Resources: The HBZ website, 2017 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award Winner Vanessa Salcedo, MD, MPH. 


Episode 6: Richmond Fitness Warriors

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. (August 2018) Runtime: 21:50

Healthy Community 50, Richmond, Virginia

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Learn more about Fitness Warriors: Integrating Nutrition and Exercise into Richmond's Public Housing Communities

*Additional Resources: Dr. Danny Avula's TEDx Talk, Richmond Times-Dispatch article featuring Lakeshia Allen, New York Times article on eviction rates, and the Urban Institute's research report on health and housing. 


Episode 5: Great Texas Smokeout

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. (July 2018) Runtime: 21:05

Healthy Community 50, Wichita Falls, Texas

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Learn more about Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition 


Episode 4: Public Health 101 Group Chat

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast, we 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. (June 2018) Runtime: 17:35

Healthy Community 50, Durham and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina 

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Learn more about Durham and Cabarrus Counties


Episode 3: Grow-Mobile

This week on this Healthy Communities Podcast, we talk about hunger and food insecurity with Moria Nagy, president of DeKalb County Community Gardens. We’ll see how healthy food delivery is much more than your local takeout. (May 2018) Runtime: 18:28

Healthy Community 50, DeKalb County, Illinois

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Learn more about Grow-Mobile and Health Oasis Caravan Program


Episode 2: Health Across Borders 

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. (April 2018) Runtime: 15:29

Healthy Community 50, Danville, Virginia

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Learn more about Health Collaborative Action Plan


Episode 1: JumpIN for Healthy Kids

This week on the Healthy Communities Podcast, we 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. (March 2018) Runtime: 18:40

Healthy Community 50, Lawrence, Indiana

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Learn more about Greater Lawrence Healthy Families Healthy Children

 

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