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Good Health, Better World

Feb 9, 2021

What role can health insurers play to help improve a person's health, outside the doctor's office?

Many factors influence the choices a person makes regarding their health. Addressing these social factors often seems insurmountable. But organizations are beginning to make inroads. This includes insurers, like UPMC...


Feb 2, 2021

Researchers, insurers, and health care experts continue to try to tackle improving maternal health care — and by extension, the health of children.

In this episode, we hear from Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan, senior medical director, pediatrics at UPMC Health Plan, where she manages children’s services in the Children's...


Jan 26, 2021

How can researchers partner with community and government organizations to gain visibility into the social needs of our communities? 

In Episode 6, we hear from Joan Eichner, director, operations and evaluation, UPMC Center for Social Impact in Pittsburgh. Her work supports the development of comprehensive strategies...


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...