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Good Health, Better World

Jan 12, 2021

How can we create more inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ community, and what role can a health insurer play?

In this episode, we hear from Sarah Rosso, executive director of the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation in Pittsburgh. The nonprofit organization offers services and supports, as well as training for organizations to...


Jan 5, 2021

Those without stable housing are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions compared to those who have the security of a home, research shows.

In Episode 4, we hear from Everett McElveen, chief executive officer of Community Human Services in Pittsburgh, which helps people secure housing. We also hear from...


Dec 22, 2020

What does a job have to do with your physical health? Plenty, as it turns out. In this episode, we hear about how innovative partnerships across the commonwealth are training people and helping them to gain employment. 

For example, UPMC Health Plan's Pathways to Work program helps its members gain training and jobs,...


Dec 15, 2020

How can people get the help they need, when they need it most?

In Episode 2, host Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, helps us learn about ways to connect people to social services across Pennsylvania at a time when more people need support.

We hear from Julie L. DeSeyn, chief program and policy officer for the United Way...


Dec 8, 2020

Stronger communities begin with good health — for everyone. But how can we get there?

Some people are more likely to develop chronic health conditions, simply because of where they live, their economic status, their level of education, and even access to grocery stores. These factors — and underlying inequities —...