The podcast More than Health Care: A Community Health Conversation is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. Every other week, a new episode will uncover keys to collaboration and holistic health in pursuit of improved health outcomes and lower costs for all.

While many are realizing that collaboration and holistic approaches are the solution, the health care and human services sectors are struggling to find the right formula to realize the full potential. The More than Health Care podcast is designed to help organizations overcome barriers to partnerships resulting from cultural differences, financial pressures, and rules and regulations.

In addition to showcasing inspiring examples of integration from across the country, featured experts will expose the myths, misconceptions, and shortcomings of efforts to address the social determinants of health through collaboration across sectors.

This podcast is presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Ascentria Care Alliance, and Beech Acres Parenting Center. Cohosts Jill Huynh, vice president of new business development at Beech Acres, and Tim Johnstone, executive vice president of community services at Ascentria, work at the intersection of health and human services, bringing the expertise and practical experience to uncover key takeaways for improving health care and human services integration.

First Episode: Leveraging Brain Science to Promote Health and Well-Being

In the first episode, Huynh and Johnstone interview Beth Babcock, president and CEO of Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), to discuss how to impact health outcomes by understanding people’s environments and life experiences through the lens of brain science. Learn about the work EMPath is doing in a Boston neighborhood where a half mile means a 28-year difference in lifespan.

Episode Zero: Introducing More than Health Care is also available for download. In this trailer episode our cohosts set the stage for the podcast by introducing themselves and previewing the guests and topics to come.

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