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HealthChangers

On the HealthChangers podcast, presented by Cambia Health Solutions, we share real stories of health care transformation, from those who are experiencing it and those helping to make health care more personalized. We aim to step back and see real people's stories at a personal level. We dive deep into specific health care topics, from the problems that health innovators are solving, to personal consumer stories and new technologies, and everything in between. In 2018 and 2019, HealthChangers Podcast was recognized as a finalist for best podcast in PR News’ Platinum Awards and a 2019 PR Daily Content Marketing Award for Brand Journalism.
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Sep 29, 2020

Until recently there were 44 million caregivers in the United States. Now in the midst of a global pandemic, we are all caregivers. Caregivers include medical teams, grocery workers, truck drivers, and others working to find balance, trying to perform at work while all at the same time, not jeopardizing the care provided to their loved ones. For this special episode of HealthChangers we hear a personal story from Dr. Ranak Trivedi from Stanford and a Sojourns Scholar, and Peggy Maguire from the Cambia Health Foundation.

 

Aug 6, 2020

This HealthChangers episode is part of a special mini-series highlighting our nation's caregivers in partnership with Archangels, a national movement recognizing and honoring caregivers.

Until recently there were 44 million caregivers in the United States. Now in the midst of a global pandemic, we are all caregivers. Caregivers include medical teams, grocery workers, truck drivers, and others working to find balance, trying to perform at work while all at the same time, not jeopardizing the care provided to their loved ones. For this special episode of HealthChangers we hear a personal story from Dr. James Polo and Peggy Maguire, both from Cambia.

Jul 6, 2020

In this episode of HealthChangers Cambia’s Chief Innovation Officer and SVP Mohan Nair sits down with Dr. Naomi Fried, CEO of Health Innovation Strategies – who is experienced in the art and science of innovation strategy and understands how to create an infrastructure for corporations who design innovation to be part of the bloodstream and culture of the organization.

 

 

Jun 16, 2020

This HealthChangers episode is part of a special mini-series highlighting our nation's caregivers in partnership with Archangels, a national movement recognizing and honoring caregivers. In this episode, we share a conversation between Cambia employees Laura Dyer and on Laura’s experience working and caring for her young son during the pandemic while her spouse was on the front lines of the public health crisis. You'll also hear a reflection from Alex Drane, the co-founder of Archangels, on how to #LookLoveLift caregivers during the time of coronavirus.

May 29, 2020

In this episode of HealthChangers Cambia’s Chief Innovation Officer and SVP, Mohan Nair, sits down with industry leaders and influencers to explore the real stories behind health care innovation and transformation. You’ll hear thought leaders share their motivation for changing the way consumers experience health care and learn about the challenges they’ve faced. And you'll gain practical insights to inform your own health care journey.

May 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced health care providers to think outside the box when it comes to delivering critical medical services to underserved populations. On this episode of HealthChangers, we’ll hear about the work that’s happening at the Oregon-based Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The mission of the Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care with a special emphasis on people who face barriers to receiving care. We’re joined by Peggy Maguire, President of the Cambia Health Foundation, which has been a long-time philanthropic partner of Virginia Garcia; Serena Cruz, the Executive Director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation – and by Dee Cruz, who serves on the center’s board.

May 2, 2020

The Cambia Grove helps drive the development of new solutions for health care. The industry-specific hub has been convening the health care community for the past two years, providing a point of connection for Cascadia’s innovators and catalyzing action.

As a reflection of the Cambia Grove’s growing role, reputation and visibility in our community, Cambia Grove’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Nicole Bell, was recently selected to serve as one of five judges nationally at the Alexa Diabetes Challenge—an international competition looking for comprehensive solutions that use Alexa’s voice technology to improve the experience of those who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

“I’m excited to be a judge because of what this technology represents for our industry,” said Bell. “This concept is about engaging people where they’re at, using a technology with a very low barrier to entry to give them a way to manage their care on their own terms and in their own homes.”

Nicole recently sat down with the Cambia Grove’s Community Executive, David Shepard, for a brief conversation about what​ the honor of being selected as a judge means to her, the Cambia Grove and Cambia. You can listen to the pop-up podcast here (eight minutes in length).

Apr 30, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has also forced health care providers to rapidly change their long-established delivery models in order to tackle this sudden and widespread pandemic and keep patients safe. In this episode of HealthChangers, we’ll hear from two health care innovators who talk about how one company, Upfront Healthcare, pivoted to meet the demands of this new world of care, and how they think the coronavirus could impact health care over the long run.

Rob Coppedge is the CEO of Echo Health Ventures, an investment firm that seeks out and grows tomorrow’s great health care companies. And Ben Albert is co-founder of Upfront Healthcare, a company that has created a platform to personalize care navigation to efficiently engage all patients and improve health outcomes.

Apr 8, 2020

Until recently, there were 44 million caregivers in the United States. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, we are all caregivers. Caregivers include medical teams, grocery workers, truck drivers and others - working to find balance, trying to perform at work, while not jeopardizing the care provided to their loved ones. In this episode of HealthChangers, we spoke with two people who are working to provide caregivers the support and recognition they need to perform well amid some of the most challenging conditions they’ll ever face.Peggy Maguire leads Cambia’s companywide palliative care and caregiver strategy, andAlex Drane is the co-founder of Archangels, a national movement recognizing and honoring caregivers.

Mar 31, 2020

As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread, so does its impact on the health of our communities. Barriers to food access have increased significantly as a result of the virus, as this public health crisis continues to leave millions of children, families and elderly adults at risk.

Last season on HealthChangers, we highlighted The Oregon Foodbank with our podcast Healthy Food, Healthy Communities. Forty-five million people in the United States live with food insecurity. That is one in every eight households, an especially sobering statistic during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 860,000 people rely on the Oregon Food Bank Network each year, and tens of thousands of additional families are expected to turn to their local food pantries, many for the first time, as a result of COVID-19.

We want to take a look back at this conversation with Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank on how the food bank is addressing our communities’ need for nutritious food today, while also creating a long-term solution to hunger.

Feb 22, 2020

The end of 2019 marked the completion of our third season of the HealthChangers podcast. We wanted to take a look back and revisit some of our fan favorite episodes of the year, all of which have a common theme – health and the good of the community.

 

Jan 22, 2020

When we or a loved one gets a new diagnosis or has a health-related question, we turn to the internet for information and advice. Our guest on HealthChangers today has been working to find new ways to connect people online with communities who share the same needs and concerns. Susannah Fox is a researcher and advisor to health and technology companies. She’s the former Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and she worked previously at the Pew Research Center.

Dec 16, 2019

Cambia’s partnership with ARCHANGELS is starting a national conversation about how we can better identify, thank and support caregivers. Because caregiving is such an individualized experience, we sat down with several Cambia employees who have served as caregivers to understand the highs, lows, and lessons learned from their journey.

In this episode, we talked with Georgann, who shares the experience of caring for her mom. One of her takeaways was how to support other caregivers in their time of need. “I’m there for them. I’m present,” said Georgann. “You don’t even have to speak or talk…just be there. Whatever that looks like.”

Nov 12, 2019

Welcome to Episode 1 of our New Special Edition Series of the HealthChangers Podcast – Powered by Innovation Force. This first episode is a conversation with Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the ONC. Dr. Rucker and Mohan discuss how the government is working to increase interoperability below and above the line that we draw as the possible.

In HealthChangers, Powered by Innovation Force, Cambia’s Chief Innovation Officer and SVP, Mohan Nair, sits down with industry leaders and influencers to explore the real stories behind health care innovation and transformation. You’ll hear thought leaders share their motivation for changing the way consumers experience health care and learn about the challenges they’ve faced.

 

Nov 1, 2019

Each year, over 40 million Americans of every age, gender, race and socioeconomic background serve as unpaid caregivers for their loved ones. The value these caregivers provide is incredible, but they can also face huge challenges as they navigate the health care journey.

 Cambia has partnered with ARCHANGELS in starting a national conversation about how we can better identify, thank and support caregivers. ARCHANGELS is a national movement creating a revolutionary caregiving culture. Alexandra Drane is the co-founder of ARCHANGELS, along with Engage with Grace and Eliza Corporation (among other companies), all rooted in a core belief that the definition of health should include “life.”

Listen to a conversation below between Alexandra and one of our employees, Thom, who is a caregiver.

Oct 18, 2019

There are more than 35 million people living with limb loss around the world. Luckily, advances in medicine, robotics, sensors and 3-D printing have transformed what’s possible for human mobility. In this episode of HealthChangers, we explore how human-centered design is helping to make health care better for those who live with limb loss. We’re joined by Erica Rife, the Managing Director for the Design Museum Foundation, a non-profit focused on educating the world about design.

Oct 9, 2019

In health care, we never know where the next great idea might come from. It might not even be from someone working in health care. It was in that spirit where the #WTFix-A-Thon, a social movement created by HealthSparq, was born. We’ve shared What-The-Fix before here on HealthChangers. HealthSparq holds #WTFix events where regular people with amazing stories teach the health care industry and offer solutions to pain points in their personal experiences. The What-The-Fix-Athon stemmed from that approach to gather solutions through a hackathon. The event took place at Techfest Northwest 2019 and was sponsored by Cambia company, HealthSparq, which is focused on helping people make smarter health care decisions.

In this episode of HealthChangers, we go live to the hackathon and talk to a group of students from coding schools in Portland, Oregon, who brought their personal stories and tech experience to design apps aimed at solving health care problems. There were four What-The-Fix-Athon teams. Each had 36 hours to investigate a health care problem and design a solution. With the help of judges, they refined their ideas and then presented them at TechFestNW’s Pitchfest.

Aug 7, 2019

A recent report from Cambia Grove found that the health care innovation economy in Utah is booming. We'll discuss what's made Utah so successful for both entrepreneurs and traditional health care systems in growing this economy, as well as opportunities to improve collaboration. Our guests are Maura Little, Executive Director of Cambia Grove, and Chris Klomp, CEO of Utah startup Collective Medical Technologies.

Jun 18, 2019

In this episode of HealthChangers, we are taking a closer look at what is being done to help address hunger in our own communities. We’re joined by Angela Dowling, the President of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank.

The Oregon Food Bank is addressing our communities’ need for nutritious food today, while also creating a long-term solution to hunger. 

Jun 10, 2019

Time after time Americans have said their number one concern is health care. Especially the cost of health care. In this episode of HealthChangers, Cambia’s CEO and President, Mark Ganz interviewsMarcus Osborne, Walmart's vice president for health and wellness transformation. Both share a passion for making health care more consumer-centric.

Apr 25, 2019

Every day in the United States more than 130 people die from an opioid overdose. More people in the U.S. die from overdoses than car accidents. In this episode of HealthChangers, we talk with Dr. Jim Polo, the behavioral health medical director for Regence health plans, and Phil Caruso from Walgreens to take a closer look at the opioid crisis and what is being done to help address this epidemic in our own communities.

Apr 9, 2019

Two years ago, we launched the HealthChangers Podcast. Our goal was to spotlight the challenges facing health care today and the innovations and innovators that are changing the health care landscape. To mark our two-year anniversary, we are listening back to three listener favorites, featuring people who are transforming health care.

Mar 25, 2019

In this episode of HealthChangers, we travel to Austin, Texas’ most famous Conference, South by Southwest (SXSW) to speak with Cambia Health Foundation President, Peggy Maguire, and two palliative care leaders about the opportunities for working together towards an inclusive approach that makes palliative care more understandable and accessible for people and families across the age spectrum.

Feb 20, 2019

In this episode of HealthChangers, we listen to a fireside chat with Peggy Maguire, President of the Cambia Health Foundation, and author and commentator Courtney E. Martin, at the recent 2018 End Well Symposium. This powerful, one-day event brought together a diverse group of voices including actors, design, technology, policy, health care and activist communities, to explore and imagine how to live well during illness and near the end of life. The podcast begins with an introduction and a powerful appeal by Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, physician, speaker and founder of “End Well,” to create a cultural shift that supports new collaborations, systems, protocols, and fosters new and existing networks of support to make the end of life more human-centered for all.

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