July 16, 2021
As escalating health care costs sound alarms for executives and employees alike, Vinny Catalano, Lockton Insurance, Inc.'s senior vice president of employee benefits, calls for strategic, long-term planning and explains how organizations can unlock hidden opportunities for affordable, quality care. In this episode, we discuss the importance of employee benefits analysis, goal setting, and the need to establish a common language for critical health care discussions between finance, HR departments, and leadership. Visit lockton.com/employee-benefits to learn more about Lockton Insurance.
July 1, 2021
As a result of the pandemic, employers and health care purchasers – public and private – are demonstrating readiness and commitment to transform health care. In this episode, host Don Antonucci invites Elizabeth Mitchell, President, and CEO of Purchaser Business Group on Health, for an encore conversation to share her perspectives on what’s happening in markets across the United States and examples of how employers are embracing their role to lead change and address quality, affordability, digital innovation, equity and more. Visit pbgh.org to learn more about Purchaser Business Group on Health.
June 17, 2021
Guest host Bryce Williams, Vice President of MindBody Medicine at Blue Shield of California, joins the podcast to chat with Dr. William Ferro, Founder and CEO of Betr Health. Bryce and Dr. Ferro discuss how simple diet and lifestyle choices can prevent, treat and even reverse chronic diseases. Dr. Ferro introduces the "Betr Health Method," a movement built on a food-as-medicine approach that helps people get their groove back. Learn more at https://betrhealth.com/.
June 3, 2021
More families than ever are dealing with a range of common challenges associated with mental and behavioral health. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 1 in 5 children are estimated to have a behavioral health condition, and 80% are not getting the care they need. In this episode, host Don Antonucci speaks with Naomi Allen, co-founder, and CEO of Brightline and a leading entrepreneur, about how Brightline addresses the growing demand for behavioral health care and reinventing the way it is delivered for children, teens, and their families. For more information about Brightline, visit https://hellobrightline.com/
May 27, 2021
As founder of EndWellProject.org, Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider has created a movement that is focused on transforming the end of life into a human-centered experience. In this episode, host Don Antonucci discusses with Dr. Ungerleider how she is shifting cultural perceptions and changing the dialogue about serious illness and end of life. They also touch on technologies to support end-of-life care and planning and how we can engage in dialogue with ourselves and our loved ones about end of life.
May 23, 2021
Healthy Dose of Dialogue gathers the brightest minds in healthcare to share their unique perspectives on transformative marketplace trends, industry insights, and their vision for the future.
May 13, 2021
With a vision to “revolutionize the way mental health care is delivered in America,” Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, shares with host Don Antonucci his personal journey and what led him to become an advocate for mental health equity and addiction support. In this episode, Don and Patrick dive into health equity, destigmatizing mental health, and treating mental health as part of whole person health. For more information about The Kennedy Forum visit www.thekennedyforum.org.
April 30, 2021
John Baackes is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan serving more than two million Los Angeles County residents. In this episode, host Don Antonucci and John discuss the Medi-Cal landscape and how L.A. Care Health Plan is advancing its mission to make quality health care accessible to vulnerable populations. From measuring quality, recognizing provider performance, and building a pipeline of physicians to funding programs that support housing, recuperative care, and food insecurity, these are just some examples of how L.A. Care Health Plan is integrating social service delivery with health care to improve health outcomes.
April 21, 2021
Tammy Sun is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carrot Fertility, a global fertility solution for today’s modern employers, providing flexible financial coverage and expert care navigation across the U.S. and 50+ countries. In this episode, host Don Antonucci speaks with Tammy about what inspired her to launch Carrot Fertility, trends in fertility care and her passion and relentlessness to ensuring fertility care becomes a fundamental part of human health that is inclusive of everyone.
March 23, 2021
With more than 30 years advocating for employer-sponsored benefits program as President of the American Benefits Council, Jim Klein talks with host Don Antonucci about the current legislative landscape and public policies impacting health care, insights from the Council’s more than 440-member companies, addressing health equity and the need to find common ground to truly transform the health care system.