Prognosis Ohio Hosted by Columbus local and health policy professor Dan Skinner, Prognosis Ohio addresses all facets of health care, health policy, and health politics in the great state of Ohio. The podcast shines a light on a wide range of health and health care issues, from changing legislative developments; to stories of Ohioans interacting with their state's healthcare system; to ongoing challenges in housing, food, transportation, and other systems that relate to health outcomes; to research, advocacy, and activism.
Prognosis Ohio

Prognosis Ohio

From WCBE 90.5FM

Hosted by Columbus local and health policy professor Dan Skinner, Prognosis Ohio addresses all facets of health care, health policy, and health politics in the great state of Ohio. The podcast shines a light on a wide range of health and health care issues, from changing legislative developments; to stories of Ohioans interacting with their state's healthcare system; to ongoing challenges in housing, food, transportation, and other systems that relate to health outcomes; to research, advocacy, and activism.

Most Recent Episodes

Scott Rider on Living with Parkinson's Disease

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, Dan Skinner talks with Scott Rider, an inspiring former Ohioan (but still "Buckeye for life") living with Parkinson's Disease in South Carolina.

Greg Moody on Leadership and Health in Ohio

Dan Skinner talks with Greg Moody about his work as the Director of Governor Kasich's Office of Health Transformation as well as his current work on promoting nonpartisan leadership in health care at OSU's John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Show notes and links at prognosisohio.com.

Goodbye Medical Debt: Toledo Councilwoman Michele Grim

Dan Skinner speaks with Councilwoman and State Representative-Elect Michele Grim, who recently helped pass a medical debt relief plan in Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio.

Medicaid Expansion & Vision Care in Ohio

In the first installment of an ongoing collaboration Prognosis Ohio has formed with the Ohio Journal of Public Health, Dan Skinner talks with Dean VanNasdale and Andy Wapner from The Ohio State University about their recent article (with colleagues) examining the state of vision care services and access under Medicaid in Ohio.

A Cut Above the Rest: A Conversation with "Everyday Hero" and Barber Al Edmondson

Dan Skinner talks with Al Edmondson at A Cut Above the Rest, a barbershop that also offers health screenings to the community in Columbus.

A Cut Above the Rest: A Conversation with "Everyday Hero" and Barber Al Edmondson

State of Health and Human Services in Ohio: Hope Lane-Gavin of the Center for Community Solutions

Dan talks with Hope Lane-Gavin of the Center for Community Solutions about CCS' new health and human services fact sheets–each of which shines an important and often sobering light on the situation in Ohio, especially on the cusp of an election of consequence.

State of Health and Human Services in Ohio: Hope Lane-Gavin of the Center for Community Solutions

Rep Allison Russo: What We've Learned - or Haven't - from the Pandemic

Two and a half years after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Ohio, Dan and Minority Leader Allison Russo reflect on what we have – and haven't — learned from the pandemic. They also discuss the importance of voting and democratic responsiveness to health.

Healthy Beginnings at Home--and the Difference Housing Makes

Dan Skinner talks with Maureen Stapleton, Director of Celebrate One, an infant mortality prevention collaborative in Columbus, and Barbara Poppe, a renowned housing expert, about Health Beginnings at Home, a housing stabilization project for low-income families.

Sports Writer Craig Calcaterra on Healthy Fandom

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with sports writer and Ohioan Craig Calcaterra about his new book, Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game.

Returning to Sandusky, Running for Ohio: Jim Obergefell on Caregiving, Health, and Public Service

Dan Skinner talks with civil rights icon, Jim Obergefell, about the transformative nature of caregiving, the Ohio legislative map debacle, the importance of Lake Erie to northern Ohio, and opportunities for bipartisan collaboration on important issues affecting Ohioans.

Returning to Sandusky, Running for Ohio: Jim Obergefell on Caregiving, Health, and Public Service