Community Solutions
The Effectiveness of Community-Based Chronic Disease Prevention Programs

The Effectiveness of Community-Based Chronic Disease Prevention Programs

September 10, 2021

This podcast episode presents an informative discussion about the diabetes prevention program in Arizona called Pasos Adelante. Dr. Lisa Staten, an Associate Professor at the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI and responsible for developing Pasos Adelante, joins us to discuss how the program came to fruition, the challenges she faced in creating and implementing the program, and tips on how individuals can take action in their community to address chronic disease prevention. Dr. Staten is the creator and the leader of the DIP IN Project, an innovative community-based diabetes prevention project. To learn more you can visit: https://fsph.iupui.edu/research-centers/centers/cheer/diabetes-impact-project-information.html

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DIP IN: An Innovative Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Project!

DIP IN: An Innovative Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Project!

September 10, 2021

Patrice Graham Adams, a community liaison and health education specialist in Indianapolis,IN, joins us on this episode of the Community Solutions Podcast. Patrice discusses her interest in public health, the Diabetes Impact Project (DIP IN Project), the challenges she has faced while working on the project, and activities listeners can do to make a difference in their community. Listen and learn about the evidence based program, skills needed to effectively work with stakeholders, and ways to get involved in your community! To learn more about the DIP IN project, please go to: https://fsph.iupui.edu/research-centers/centers/cheer/diabetes-impact-project.html

 

What is a Certified Health Education Specialist and WHY are they VITAL for Communities?

What is a Certified Health Education Specialist and WHY are they VITAL for Communities?

September 10, 2021

Episode 30: Becoming A Health Education Specialist

Has becoming a certified health education specialist piqued your interest, but not sure about what they do or how they play a role in public health? On this episode, we are joined by certified health education specialists (CHES), Charity Bishop and Luz Machuca. Charity discusses the role of a health education specialist, the academic preparation in becoming a CHES, the types of places that a CHES may work, and how listeners can positively affect their communities in the ways health education specialists are trained. Luz then delves into using her certification in the field and the diabetes intervention programs she is currently working on. We hope this episode educates you about the role of education specialists and becoming an active member of your community!

Episode 29: How Community Leaders Transform Society

Episode 29: How Community Leaders Transform Society

February 18, 2020

This podcast episode highlights the book, "How Change Happens" by Duncan Green. This book outlines how community leaders can create change within communities, states and nations. The lessons from this book can be applied to improve current social, political, environmental and economic issues. We discuss past advocates’ work and how their strategies can be applied by current and future community leaders to positively transform communities. 

Episode 28: How Civic Engagement Makes You and Your Community Healthy

Episode 28: How Civic Engagement Makes You and Your Community Healthy

December 2, 2019

This podcast episode presents a discussion of the book “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community” by Robert Putnam. The author centers the book on the term social capital, which is defined as the connectedness between people in a community. Join us as we delve into our discussion about social capital in the American community. We identify key factors that affect social capital and connectedness both positively and negatively. Some of these factors include age/generational differences, television, religion, urbanization and social media. Enjoy listening!

Episode 27: How to Compassionately Address the Needs of the Rural Poor

Episode 27: How to Compassionately Address the Needs of the Rural Poor

November 21, 2019

The majority of poor individuals around the world live in rural conditions. To significantly reduce global poverty, we need to work alongside individuals living in rural poverty to best understand their assets, needs and priorities. Listen and learn strategies to effectively work with rural communities and in the process transform your perceptions of rural living.

Episode 26: How to Lead the Fight for Food Equity!

Episode 26: How to Lead the Fight for Food Equity!

November 13, 2019

Today our book club focuses on The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis. Listen and learn about the multiyear effort to create a sustainable, internationally recognized community food center that provides for, and fights for, food equity – the process of providing opportunities for all to access good, healthy food.  

Episode 25: How a Radical Approach to Poverty Reduction Changed Lives Forever

Episode 25: How a Radical Approach to Poverty Reduction Changed Lives Forever

October 15, 2019

Community Solutions episode 25 discusses Muhammad Yunus’ autobiography,Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. Learn how and why Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank, the obstacles he faced, how the bank has succeeded to radically improve the lives of the poor individuals around the world. To learn more go to: muhammadyunus.org or on Twitter @Yunus_Centre

Episode 24: TIME TO TALK ABOUT GLOBAL POVERTY ERADICATION - LESSONS LEARNED

Episode 24: TIME TO TALK ABOUT GLOBAL POVERTY ERADICATION - LESSONS LEARNED

October 8, 2019

This episode of the Community Solutions podcast will be discussing key points from “The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty” by Nina Munk. This book is about Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist, and his Millennium Villages Project.This project was based in Africa with one major goal in mind - to raise people out of poverty in rural African villages. In this podcast, we delve into the planning, implementation, and progress of the Millennium Villages Project,including the achievements and pitfalls. Is this project the answer to end poverty once and for all? Keep listening to find out. We hope you enjoy the podcast and learn something new about how to better your own communities!

To learn more about Jeffrey Sachs and his current work, please visit: www.jeffsachs.org

Episode 23: How to Lead a Large Group Meeting for Community Change

Episode 23: How to Lead a Large Group Meeting for Community Change

September 25, 2019

On this podcast three public health students discuss ‘The World Café’ by Dr. Juanita Brown and David Isaacs. They highlight the importance of facilitating conversations that are: inclusive of diverse groups of individuals, conducted in relaxed environments, and focused on building relationships while creating meaningful changes in communities.

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