Public health is sometimes commonly short-handed as all the other factors that lead to maintaining a health society – i.e. “the social determinants of health.” Our national health pandemic has only highlighted the gaps we have in addressing public health challenges in our society – with the dramatic impact it has had on underserved communities. And with record level of unemployment in these same communities and the partisan approach to addressing this pandemic, is there such a thing as a political determinant of health?.
In this episode, I speak with Brian Castrucci, president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation, a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice. Brian leads the de Beaumont Foundation’s efforts to advance policy, build partnerships, and strengthen the public health system to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health.
Listen in as we discuss how public health should change in a post-COVID19 world.