Advancing Health Podcast

Advancing Health is the American Hospital Association’s podcast series. Podcasts will feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities. Look for new episodes directly from your mobile device by using SoundCloud. You can also listen to the podcasts directly by clicking below.

Latest Podcasts

Mar 4, 2021

The Build Healthy Places network is all about bridge-building…finding ways to tie together and thus magnify the positive impact that community developers and health professionals can have by working together more closely. In this “Voices on Value” podcast, Julia Resnick, Senior Program Manager with AHA, speaks with a leader in this work of busting out of professional silos and making a difference together.


Mar 3, 2021

In this AHA Physician Alliance podcast, Amy Ahasic, M.D., section chief for pulmonary and critical care medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut, shares how she applied skills learned from the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program helps address women physician leaders’ wellness and leadership needs.


Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Hochman was joined in February by Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Vice President for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Feb 24, 2021

In this AHA Physician Alliance podcast, Janine Adjo, M.D., chair and director of the pediatric residency program at SBH Health System Bronx, shares how she applied during COVID-19 skills learned from the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project. The program helps address women physician leaders’ wellness and leadership needs.


Feb 17, 2021

The 4Ms – What Matters, Medications, Mentation and Mobility are designed to work together to afford seniors their best possible quality of life.

The 4Ms approach is guided by the belief that one is never too old to stay engaged with life. In this podcast, you’ll learn about Pop, whose daughter, Liza, shared his inspiring story with Marie Cleary-Fishman, vice president of clinical quality at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.



Aug 18, 2020
In today’s podcast, two Children’s Wisconsin caregivers, Kim Cronsell, MD, and Cecille Sulman, MD, discuss their digital engagement tool, The Patient Journey.
Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Estes will talk with Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D., president and CEO of Baltimore-based Sheppard Pratt, to discuss COVID-19’s impact on behavioral health trends and services in the U.S.
Aug 12, 2020
COVID-19 has prompted many changes in the way hospitals manage and care for their patients. As hospitals across the nation deal with the ebb and flow of COVID-19 patients and shortages of ICU beds, North Carolina’s Atrium Health has found a promising solution to increasing their inpatient capacity. Elisa Arespacochaga,
Aug 6, 2020
In this continued discussion, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with Juana Slade and Anton Gunn about their efforts to learn more about the patients they are serving through REAL data collection, stratification and utilization.
Aug 6, 2020
Improving the health of an entire community involves many touchpoints, including long-term efforts to change the social and environmental factors that impact health. In today’s podcast, Julia Resnick, senior program manager for The Value Initiative at AHA, explores the secrets to TCI’s success with Jaime Dircksen, vice president of community health and well-being for Trinity Health.
Aug 5, 2020
Patient safety has always been the number one priority for hospitals and health care providers, and COVID-19 has not changed that one bit. In fact, the safety protocols put into place for patients, families, care providers and staff since the pandemic’s onset are the most stringent they’ve ever been. Today, we hear from Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Chief Clinical Officer of the Providence health system.
Jul 30, 2020
In this podcast, Julia Resnick, senior program manager for The Value Initiative, speaks with Shannon Sale, chief strategy officer at Grady Health System in Atlanta, about how they're using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve their population health strategy.
Jul 30, 2020
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In this conversation, Lisa Hinton, Senior Health Equity and Value specialist with the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks with a faith-based organization leader and two health care experts on ways they are broadening their health system’s approaches to improving community access to mental and behavioral health services in the Greater Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
Jul 29, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, Joy Lewis, AHA vice president for strategic policy planning, and Allen Smart, principal at Winston-Salem, N.C.-based PhilanthropywoRx, discuss the imperative for r
Jul 29, 2020
In this podcast, Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy at the AHA, is joined by Paul Skolnik, chair of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at Carillion Clinic