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.

Fixing America's long-term care system, with Dr. David Grabowski (EP.31)
September 24, 2021
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Fixing America's long-term care system, with Dr. David Grabowski (EP.31)

Today, we peer into long-term care in America — those services, both medical and non-medical, that patients in old age or with chronic illness need to perform activities of daily living. More than half of older Americans will eventually require long-term care. And this number will only swell as we r...

America's maternal mortality crisis, with Dr. Elizabeth Howell (EP.30)
September 17, 2021x
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America's maternal mortality crisis, with Dr. Elizabeth Howell (EP.30)

While COVID-19 continues to dominate news headlines, another crisis lurks unabated and largely unaddressed: climbing maternal deaths. Among industrialized nations across the globe, the United States stands out as the most dangerous for pregnant women. Over 700 women die each year, 60% of them from p...

It's time to end gun violence in America, featuring Moms Demand Action's Shannon Watts & DeAndra Dycus (EP.29)
September 03, 2021x
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It's time to end gun violence in America, featuring Moms Demand Action's Shannon Watts & DeAndra Dycus (EP.29)

Just last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky became the first CDC director in more than 20 years to call for federal action against gun violence. Meanwhile, President Biden both on the campaign trail and since has vowed his commitment to advancing meaningful gun reform, publishing six executive orders on t...

Building a better model for mental health recovery, with Fountain House's Dr. Ashwin Vasan (EP.28)
August 06, 2021
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Building a better model for mental health recovery, with Fountain House's Dr. Ashwin Vasan (EP.28)

We were just approaching the cusp of normalcy this summer when Delta, abetted by a silent revolt of the unvaccinated, pulled us back into a war against the coronavirus. Once again, now, COVID-19 cases are surging, hospitals are brimming, deaths are rising, and Americans across the country are being ...

Climate change is a public health emergency, with Dr. Ari Bernstein (EP.27)
July 21, 2021x
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Climate change is a public health emergency, with Dr. Ari Bernstein (EP.27)

Climate change is “the greatest global health threat… in the 21st century.” Even and especially in the wake of pandemic, climate change accelerates transmission of infectious disease, disrupts our health care supply chain, overwhelms our public infrastructure, and exacerbates chronic illness — from ...