Civic Rx

Civic Rx

In ways both historic and difficult to anticipate, the COVID-19 pandemic is every day transforming how we live, work, build community and define ourselves as Americans. How did we get here? What might a post-pandemic future hold? At a time of pervasive uncertainty, who are the arbiters of truth? And how can we leverage this moment to reimagine and demand a society that better cares for its most vulnerable? From her position on the front lines, Dr. Sejal Hathi, M.D., M.B.A., brings you wide-ranging conversations with leaders in government, public health, culture, and technology who are shaping our collective response to these questions.

Let's talk about our mental health, with Dr. Jessi Gold (EP.15)
November 20, 2020
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Let's talk about our mental health, with Dr. Jessi Gold (EP.15)

For 10 months, we have borne witness to the unsparing ravages of a pandemic that has plundered over 250,000 lives, millions of jobs, countless life milestones and, normalcy. Throughout it all, the overwhelming feeling has been that of being unmoored. Which is why, as we enter what appears a res...

Designing a new approach to urban health, with Cityblock's Dr. Toyin Ajayi (EP.14)
November 06, 2020
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Designing a new approach to urban health, with Cityblock's Dr. Toyin Ajayi (EP.14)

When the dust settles on this year, this election, this pandemic, one of the many truths that will knell clear is that our healthcare system desperately demands reform. Never before has the interdependence of health, social privilege, and economic security been so grossly on display. We need a whole...

COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on women, with Australia’s 27th Prime Minister, the Honorable Julia Gillard (EP.13)
October 22, 2020
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COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on women, with Australia’s 27th Prime Minister, the Honorable Julia Gillard (EP.13)

We are at a time of unprecedented upheaval and none is more affected, around the world, than women and women of color.  On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action, in the very year that we were meant to honor and redouble our commitment to gender equity, even the limited gains of the ...

Reflections on fixing America’s broken health care system, with Dr. Bob Kocher (EP.12)
October 16, 2020
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Reflections on fixing America’s broken health care system, with Dr. Bob Kocher (EP.12)

More fundamentally than any other event of the past decade, the COVID-19 crisis has kindled a wholesale re-imagination of how we conceive, deliver, evaluate, and pay for health care. Foremost among these changes is the sudden ubiquity of telehealth, but the pandemic has also unleashed a wave of inve...

Investing in the next generation of Democratic leadership, with Swati Mylavarapu (EP.11)
October 08, 2020
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Investing in the next generation of Democratic leadership, with Swati Mylavarapu (EP.11)

We are now four weeks from November 3 and arguably the most consequential election of our lifetime. By that date, millions of Americans — hopefully, the vast majority of Americans — will have cast their ballot for our next president. Alongside that choice, as well, are myriad other offic...