Community Solutions
Episode 22: Fostering Community Health Through Empathetic Conversations

Episode 22: Fostering Community Health Through Empathetic Conversations

July 25, 2019

MPH students at the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health engage in an enlightening discussion of the book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by the late Marshall B. Rosenburg, who was an expert in the field of nonviolent communication. Emily and Kelsey talk about key points from the book and give real life examples of how nonviolent communication can be utilized in the field of public health. Give it a listen and learn how nonviolent communication can be useful in your own life or career!

Episode 21: How a Simple Conversation Can Make our World A Better Place

Episode 21: How a Simple Conversation Can Make our World A Better Place

July 18, 2019

Margaret J Wheatley is an outstanding teacher and writer who travels around the world learning about different cultures and people. She has come to the simple conclusion: “We can change the world if we just start listening to one another again.” This novel, Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to restore Hope to the Future explores how simple conversations can turn into big movements. Simple listening to others and seeing them as humans can have a great impact on them. We should all make a more conscious effort to be active listeners and have more meaningful conversations with others. To learn more about Margaret J. Wheatley visit margaretwheatley.com.

Episode 20: How to Implement Assets-Based Community Development

Episode 20: How to Implement Assets-Based Community Development

July 11, 2019

Tune in to learn how to discover your community's assets and capacities by utilizing a capacity inventory. Every community member has skills and experiences that can help mobilize his or her community. Tune in to our podcast episode below to learn how you can revitalize your community!

Episode 19: How Non-Traditional Approaches Have Made Outrageously Positive Change in Neighborhoods Around the World!

Episode 19: How Non-Traditional Approaches Have Made Outrageously Positive Change in Neighborhoods Around the World!

March 28, 2019

You will get to know seven different communities across the globe, all featured in the book, “Walk Out, Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now” by authors Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. Join us as we discuss the unique ways these groups worked within their own neighborhoods to create thriving, sustainable communities and learn what it takes to be a public health leader that “Walks Out and Walks On”. Enjoy!

Episode 18: How to Change Community Conversations in 6 Steps

Episode 18: How to Change Community Conversations in 6 Steps

March 14, 2019

In Community: The Structure of Belonging, author Peter Block discusses how community is created through changing the narrative from one of deficiencies and entitlement to one of possibility and generosity. By utilizing six key conversations, we can foster accountability and acceptance within our world. 

Episode 17: Why Should You Get Involved With Your Community? Perspectives of a Wise Community Member

Episode 17: Why Should You Get Involved With Your Community? Perspectives of a Wise Community Member

November 26, 2018

A dedicated community member shares her insight into why it is critical for residents to get involved with community health initiatives!

Episode 16: How a Rural Health Coalition Transformed the Health and Well-Being of its Rural Community

Episode 16: How a Rural Health Coalition Transformed the Health and Well-Being of its Rural Community

November 19, 2018

An uplifting episode of how a community team optimizes the health of its rural town! Congratulations to this hard-working dedicated Coalition in Clinton County, Indiana.

Episode 15: How and Why to Include Community Members in Public Health Research

Episode 15: How and Why to Include Community Members in Public Health Research

November 5, 2018

Community Solutions podcast is back with a great episode discussing the vital importance of community members in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health research. Enjoy!

Episode 14: A Gifted Filmmaker, Maram Taibah, Reveals Realities Associated with Having a Disability and Navigating Community
Episode 13: How to Enhance and Sustain the Quality of Life within Affordable Housing Communities