Season 2 of Revel’s podcast, RadioRev recently wrapped after our most robust and focused season yet! This series of episodes dove deep into social determinants of health, offering various viewpoints on the topic with a different industry expert each week, introducing new ideas, perspectives, and inspiration to look at SDoH in a new light, from all angles. 

In case you missed it, catch up now—here’s 8 SDoH episodes of RadioRev that inspire innovation:

E1—Laying the Groundwork & Defining Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Pierre Vigilance

Pierre Vigilance, MD, MPH is a population health expert joining the premiere episode of RadioRev to talk about social determinants of health. In this episode, Pierre lays the foundation for the SDoH season and answers questions like: 

  • How should we be talking about SDoH? 
  • Is there a dedicated dictionary of terms and definitions for SDoH? 
  • What are the biggest barriers that healthcare needs to overcome to successfully address SDoH?

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E2—There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution to SDoH with Craig Kennedy

Episode 2 takes a different approach and highlights the forgotten and overlooked corners of SDoH. Craig Kennedy, CEO at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) discusses the personal challenges and complications that we often don’t think of when we discuss social determinants of health, including his own personal experience growing up in rural Oregon.

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E3—The Impact of COVID-19 on How We Work, SDoH, and the Importance of Inclusion with Andre Blackman

André Blackman, CEO at Onboard Health joins the podcast to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the way we work and how it’s impacting social determinants of health. Plus, Andre dives into the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare industry.

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E4—The Power of Lived Experience in Addressing SDoH with Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP

In this episode, Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, President at IMPAQ joins the show to discuss the importance of lived experience when talking about social determinants of health. Adaeze discusses government programs and policies that challenge SDoH, innovative solutions that stand out, and where we’re headed as an industry.

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7 Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health with Better Engagement

7 Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health with Better Engagement

Explore the 7 best strategies to make a meaningful impact when addressing SDoH, including the importance of a data driven strategy.

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E5—Using Behavioral Research to Understand SDoH Barriers with Matt Swanson

In this episode Revel’s Director of Product Design Matt Swanson joins the conversation to talk about the role that behavioral research plays in addressing social determinants of health, how to identify SDoH barriers, and the ways in which behavioral research and SDoH are connected.

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E6—SDoH & A Mission to End Hunger Together with Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus

Food as medicine isn’t a new concept, but offering nutritious meal plans to patients like a prescription is. In this episode, learn about the FoodRx program and what Second Harvest Heartland is doing to address SDoH from their Director of Health Care Partnerships, Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus.

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E7—How Community Healthcare Workers Innovate to Overcome Medication-Related SDoH Barriers

In this episode we are joined by June Simmons, President & CEO with Partners in Care Foundation and Ray Woosley, Founding President of the Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics. They discuss the critical role of community healthcare workers in the HomeMeds program and share stories about the incredible impact this program has had on members.

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E8—The Effect of the Post-COVID Wave on Social Determinants of Health with Sara Ratner

In the finale episode of our Social Determinants of Health season, Sara Ratner, SVP of Government Programs & Strategic Initiatives joins the to wrap things up, discussing the impact of COVID-19 and urging us to think ahead about the new era of SDoH.

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Season 2 Special Episodes

This season also included 3 special episodes that fell outside the scope of the SDoH focus, but the messages are just as important. Make sure to check out these 3 episodes that cover the mental health ramifications of COVID-19, healthcare member experience, and corporate philanthropy.

SDoH Side Effects from COVID-19 – Social Isolation & Loneliness with Sara Ratner

In this special edition episode of RadioRev, we’re joined by Sara Ratner, SVP of Government Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Revel Health. Sara joins the show to talk about some of the side effects of the actions being taken to protect citizens from COVID-19. We have to be thinking about how to protect ourselves from the virus itself, but equally important is considering how to prevent the social isolation and loneliness ramifications of self-quarantine and social distancing orders due to the pandemic.

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Driving the Healthcare Member Experience with Behavioral Research, Crossover with Healthcare Rap

This special crossover episode features Jared Johnson, host of the Healthcare Rap podcast and Louise Briguglio, SVP of Product & Development at Revel. This week we talk about the critical importance of healthcare member experience, the role that behavioral research plays in creating a great member experience, and innovative work happening in the industry.

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Philanthropy in Healthcare with Paurvi Bhatt of the Medtronic Foundation

Philanthropy, volunteering, and being present in our community are important aspects of what it means to work at Revel. In this episode, we’re inspired by Paurvi Bhatt and the innovative initiatives coming out of the Medtronic Foundation.

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As a collective, the goal of these conversations was to inspire innovation and motivate the healthcare industry to work together to create meaningful solutions that help people live stronger, healthier lives. And our guests did exactly that. We’ll be back for season 3 this fall—stay tuned for more details!