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

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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

Max Filby of The Columbus Dispatch on Health Care Reporting During the Pandemic

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience , host Dan Skinner talks with Max Filby , health and medicine reporter at The Columbus Dispatch . Topics include recent developments with vaccination supply and demand, a recent ebola scare, and lessons learned from the pandemic, both for reporting and for public health in Ohio. Since joining the Dispatch in Fall 2019, Filby has covered the evolution of the pandemic, including Gov. DeWine's press conferences and daily,

Max Filby of The Columbus Dispatch on Health Care Reporting During the Pandemic

Andrea Hoffman on Life with Cystic Fibrosis During the Pandemic and Beyond

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, Dan Skinner talks with Andrea Hoffman, a sophomore at Ohio Northern University who lives with cystic fibrosis. Andrea shares her reflections on the pandemic, especially insofar as her pre-pandemic life already required that she take many of the same precautions that Ohioans have had to implement to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The conversation is grounded in reflections Andrea offered in a recently-published op-ed on

Andrea Hoffman on Life with Cystic Fibrosis During the Pandemic and Beyond

Brian Alexander on The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in a Small American Town

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with author Brian Alexander about his new book, The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in a Small American Town . Topics include the state of the American health care system, with a particular focus on consolidation, inequality, and the relationship between hospitals and the economic and cultural lives of Americans, particularly in small towns and cities. Episode hosted and produced by Dan Skinner with editorial and production assistance

Brian Alexander on The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in a Small American Town

Talking Ohio Budget and Doula Care with Children's Defense Fund-Ohio

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, Dan Skinner talks with Dr. Tracy Nájera and Kelly Vyzral from the Children's Defense Fund of Ohio (CDF), an organization that champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, and ensures kids' access to appropriate and targeted health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation. Tracy Nájera is the Executive Director and Kelly Vyzral is a Senior

Race, Equity, and Health with Kyle Strickland

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio , Dan Skinner talks with Kyle Strickland, a Columbus native, Harvard Law graduate, and advocate for racial and health justice. Strickland is Senior Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity , Deputy Director of Race and Democracy at the Roosevelt Institute , and Director of My Brother's Keeper Ohio . In their conversation, Kyle and Dan discuss Kyle's legal career, his 2018 State Senate run , and his thoughts on democracy and

Climate Change and Health: Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action

On this episode of Prognosis Ohio , Dan Skinner talks with Dr. Marium Husein, Ariunaa Bayanjargal, and Anna Cifranic of Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action. Dr. Husein, MD, MPH is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is currently a hematology and oncology fellow at the James Cancer Center. Ariunaa is a MD/PhD Candidate at Ohio State with a concentration in pediatric oncology. Anna Cifranic is Program Director for OCCA. Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action (OCCA) is a

Aryeh Alex on Parks, Politics, and Life with Crohn's Disease

On the new Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Aryeh Alex, Franklin Township Trustee, champion of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, Democratic Party campaign official, and advocate for Crohn's Disease patients. Listen as Dan and Aryeh put together the pieces of Aryeh's many contributions to Central Ohio. Topics include stigma around disease, social policy to support people with Crohn's, townships and local Ohio administration and politics, gerrymandering, and health professionals

Exiting Ohio: Journalism and Health in Ohio with Paige Pfleger

Dan Skinner talks with Paige Pfleger , for the past few years a health and science reporter at WOSU Media , who is now on her way to WPLN in Nashville . Dan and Paige discuss her time in Ohio, the challenges and joys of covering stories intersecting with health, and how journalists can stay connected to communities in a rapidly-shifting journalism industry. Visit Paige's personal website to read some of her writing, and see her other work. Follow her on Twitter here . Read about Paige's new

Happy New Year? Assessing Ohio's Non-Profits as We Leave 2020 Behind (Where it Belongs)

Dan Skinner talks with Mike Corey, Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County about how Ohio's non-profits have been doing through the pandemic, the consequences of the dreadful federal response to COVID19, and how you can can help support organizations doing important work in the community. Presented with lots of hope for 2021, utter disdain for 2020, and a few mostly unnecessary references to Sophocles and Wu-Tang Clan. Read about the Human Service Chamber's work and

Happy New Year? Assessing Ohio's Non-Profits as We Leave 2020 Behind (Where it Belongs)

Ohio's COVID-19 Response (So Far): Former Ohio Department of Health Director Rick Hodges

Rick Hodges, Executive in Residence at Ohio University and former Director of the Ohio Department of Health talks with Dan Skinner ( Twitter ) about Ohio's response to the COVID19 pandemic. Topics include differences between the current moment with COVID19 and Ohio's experience with ebola during Hodges' time at ODH; the frustrating politics of the current moment; and the federal response (or lack thereof) to COVID19.

Ohio's COVID-19 Response (So Far): Former Ohio Department of Health Director Rick Hodges

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