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Monday, December 20, 2010

Podcast 25 - Gov. Jim Douglas, Vermont: Healthiest State in America


For the fourth year in a row, Vermont has been named the healthiest state in America, according to America’s Health Rankings, a joint effort of United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention.  We speak with Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont to hear his thoughts on how Vermont has been able to reach this success level and his advice for other governors and policymakers.  To listen to the podcast, just click on the media player below. If there is no media player below, click here.



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Labels: America'sHealthRankings, healthieststate, Vermont



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Podcast 24 - Joe Thompson, MD, MPH: The Impact of Obesity and Diabetes


What percentage of adults in the US are obese or have diabetes?  How have these numbers changed from 1994 to 2007?  What is the impact on employers?  These are some of the questions we explore with Joe Thompson, MD, MPH, Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity. To listen to the podcast, just click on the media player below. If there is no media player below, click here.



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Labels: Arkansas, childhood-obesity, diabetes, employers



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Podcast #23 - Rochester Businesses Work to Improve Community Health


The cover story for a recent edition of Business Week was entitled “10 Ways to Cut Health Care Costs Right Now.” The article focused on making improved health a community effort, and it began by talking about the work being done by the Rochester Business Alliance to address obesity and physical activity in Rochester, New York.

We’re going to discuss those efforts today with Paul Speranza, who is Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, a integral partner in this effort. To listen to the podcast, just click on the media player below. If there is no media player below, click here.


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Labels: community-basedprevention, dfasdfasdfasf, NewYork, Rochester, workplace




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