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Prognosis Ohio

Hosted by Columbus local and Ohio University professor Dan Skinner, Prognosis Ohio is a podcast addressing all facets of healthcare, health policy, and health politics in Ohio. The podcast aims to shine a light on a wide range of health and healthcare issues throughout Ohio, from changing legislative developments affecting Ohioans’ access to health care services; to stories of Ohioans in interacting with our state’s healthcare system; to ongoing challenges in housing, food, transportation, and other systems that relate to health outcomes, and are often shaped by inequalities and barriers; to addiction, mental health, and challenges with meeting Ohioans’ healthcare needs; and the health challenges around specific populations throughout Ohio, such as those facing Central Ohio’s LGBTQ, population and communities of color. Every other week Prognosis Ohio brings a news roundup to WCBE podcast experience listeners, as well as an in-depth interview on a pressing issue. Follow Prognosis Ohio on Twitter at @PrognosisOhio

In this episode, @danielrskinner interviewed Chad Jester, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and President of the Nationwide Foundation, about Denial, Ohio, a public service campaign sponsored by the Ohio Opioid Alliance, a group of organizations from around the state. Topics include the campaign's impact so far, plans moving forward, and the relationship between denial and risk. 

Happy Birthday, Franklin County Public Health: A Conversation with Commissioner Joe Mazzola

Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Franklin County Health Commissioner, Joe Mazzola, about the 100th anniversary of Franklin County Public Health. Topics include public health funding, the history and coordination of health departments in Ohio, and the scope of Franklin County Public Health's work. Plus thought experiments involving magic wands, non-existent checkbooks, and crystal balls.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

In this episode, Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviews Jess Hardin (@jesslhardin), formerly of the Youngstown Vindicator, now with Mahoning Matters (@MahoningMatters), about her coverage of disorganized ambulance services in the Mahoning Valley.

 

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Daveda Cunningham, Program Manager at ChildSight Ohio/Helen Keller International; Zulma Zabala, Chief Executive Officer at East End Neighborhood House; and Tracy Davidson, Vice President of Quality and Population Health Strategy for UnitedHealthcare.

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Morgan Harper, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 3rd district in Ohio. You can follow Morgan on Twitter at @mh4oh and learn more about the campaign at morganharper.org.

 

In our news round-up Dan discussed: 

 

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Bill and Jackie Ayars, co-founders of the Emerald Jenny Foundation. You can read all about the Emerald Jenny Foundation, their mission, as well as the life and legacy of Jennifer Emerald Ayars, at https://www.emeraldjennyfoundation.org. You can follow the foundation on Twitter at @emeraldjennyfdn.

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Dr. Jason Reece, who is currently Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. In the interview, Dan and Jason discussed some of the amazing work Jason is involved with. Be sure to check out the website for Move to Prosper.

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Dr. Ray Bignall. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrRayMD. If you are interested in learning more, check out this Overview of the Kidney from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and this Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease from NIDDKD.

  

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. You can follow her on Twitter at @nanwhaley and also check out her podcast, Carry as You Climb.

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Senator Tina Maharath. Senator Maharath represents Ohio’s 3rd Senate district, is the ranking minority member on the Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs committee, and sits on the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee. You can follow her on Twitter at @TinaOHSen3

In our news roundup, we discussed:

Rob Moore is Principal at Scioto Analysis, a firm that provides policymakers and policy influencers with evidence-based analysis of pressing public problems. We spoke about food insecurity and the policy issues that impact Ohioans ability to access food.

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