Episode 8: A New Philosophy of Better Health

What barriers to health might be in place for recent immigrants and how do we put people on a path to better health? At its core, this is a story of culture, understanding the whole person and their unique individual stories. Learn how the creators of Intercultural Alliance work together to improve health disparities in Somali communities, one person at a time.

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Episode 5: The Intersection of Philanthropy and Economics

Kurt Waltenbaugh and José Diaz discuss the meaning of “smart philanthropy” and why its emphasis on results matters to the broader community. Join them to hear about how calculating impact helps to focus resources where they’ll do the most good.

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Episode 3: The State of Healthcare Innovation in Minnesota

Kurt talks about the state of healthcare innovation in Minnesota with Kyle Rolfing, serial healthcare entrepreneur and supporter of the Minnesota health-tech ecosystem. They discuss the history of healthcare innovation in Minnesota, how the industry looks now and what entrepreneurs are hoping for the future. Listen to the insightful conversation between the two founders, both with long ties to the region.

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Homelessness as Public Health Crisis: Interventions That Make Financial Sense

As a state or local government, Medicaid insurance program, health system, FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), employer, or even taxpayer, you are paying for the costs of housing insecurity and homelessness. These financial costs – and the impact on the individuals and families in both health issues and early deaths – are avoidable.

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The Math Behind Homelessness: A Public Health Crisis

While risk varies dramatically by individual, the costs of homelessness are born by every one of us, and public health spending is often the largest component. For interventions to have the best chance for success, those in healthcare and public policy need accurate information about what’s at stake.

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