The de Beaumont Foundation has partnered with the American Public Health Association, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the GWU School of Media and Public Affairs for the “Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic” podcast.
Healthy You explores the public health landscape and how it impacts your personal health and wellbeing. In each episode, we tackle some of the most pressing health concerns of today. Whether you’re looking to start a career in public health, make a change in your life, or just learn something new, this podcast is for you.
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Dr. Tara Kirk Sell
There will be a next pandemic. Right now we are in the posit...
There will be a next pandemic. Right now we are in the position to ask what can we do to better prepare for it. Healthy You – Surviving a Pandemic host Frank Sesno talks to Tara Kirk Sell, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and a Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security about communicating more effectively going forward, and ways to mitigate public health disinformation.
Dr. Leana Wren
If Covid infection rates are going down, do we risk becoming...
If Covid infection rates are going down, do we risk becoming complacent? Host Frank Sesno joins Dr. Leana Wen for an engaging discussion about the possible resurgence of Covid in unvaccinated sections of the country, the urgency of getting our kids vaccinated, and the increasing polarization of news coverage about the pandemic.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot
The city that was once the epicenter of the pandemic is back...
The city that was once the epicenter of the pandemic is back. New York City has reopened. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the New York City health commissioner who led the city at the onset of Covid-19 joins us to share a cautionary tale of the city she knows and loves.
Dr. Peter Hotez
On today's Healthy You Podcast, we celebrate the start of su...
On today's Healthy You Podcast, we celebrate the start of summer with some timely information about vaccinating your kids against Covid-19. Today we ask is it possible to travel this summer when your kids are too young to be vaccinated? Can you send your kids to summer camp? Today we find some answers with Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.
The pandemic has shined a spotlight on so many disparities i...
The pandemic has shined a spotlight on so many disparities in public health, but few more so than in maternal and infant mortality. This week, Frank speaks to William Moore, lactation expert and the first certified male doula in the state of Minnesota, about how the pandemic has affected the birthing process and what steps we can take to bridge the gap and create a more equitable health system.
In March of 2020, we couldn't imagine how serious the pandem...
In March of 2020, we couldn't imagine how serious the pandemic would be, and over a year later, we reflect on the toll it's had - in terms of experiences, jobs, and most importantly, lives lost. In dedication to those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus, this episode features the very personal story of Amber and her mom, Marilyn – a story of loss, resilience, and remembrance.
Dr. Brian Castrucci & Frank Luntz
When it comes to vaccine hesitancy among Trump voters, can m...
When it comes to vaccine hesitancy among Trump voters, can minds be changed? In this episode, Dr. Brian Castrucci, CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, and Frank Luntz, renowned political pollster and communicator, discuss how messaging around the pandemic has contributed to the polarization of the COVID vaccine, and how changing how we communicate can change the minds of those who refuse to get the vaccine to unbelievable effect.
Dr. Georges Benjamin
Marking the one-year anniversary of the podcast, we are exci...
Marking the one-year anniversary of the podcast, we are excited to announce new partnerships with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the de Beaumont Foundation. In this episode, Frank speaks with Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of APHA, sharing reflections on this past year of the pandemic and what is in store for the future of the podcast.
Dr. Brian Castrucci
With the rollout of the vaccine, we are at an inflection poi...
With the rollout of the vaccine, we are at an inflection point within the COVID pandemic. If people get vaccinated and we reach herd immunity, we can beat it. If not, we won't. In this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, about how the language we use around the vaccine can impact people's willingness to get vaccinated, and ultimately, save lives.