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Healthstyles Radio: Liz Seegert reports on Health Leads in NY

Healthstyles airs on WBAI-NY 99.5 FM from 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM on 99.5 FM and streams live on the web at wbai.org. Tonight, Senior Fellow Liz Seegert joins co-host Barbara Glickstein to report on Health Leads, a social innovation model in health care.

A unique initiative at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island helps families in need with care that goes beyond physical health. Student Advocates from nearby Hofstra University work with a program called Health Leads to fill prescriptions for things like food, or child care. The Health Leads program has already proved successful in several other cities, but it’s the first time they are reaching out in suburbia.

Senior Fellow Liz Seegert spoke with Carmita Padilla, Executive Director of Health Leads New York, to learn more about what could become a new model of health care.

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<p>Liz Seegert, MA, is the director of the Media Fellows Program at the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and other topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently encompass aging, Baby Boomers, health policy and social determinants of health. She edits the aging topic area for the Association of Health Care Journalists website, writing and gathering resources on the many health issues affecting older adults. She also co-produces the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement “HealthCetera” podcast, diving into health issues underreported in traditional media. As a senior fellow, she will continue to report on vital public health issues, seeking out voices who offer unique perspectives on policy, health care and practice issues. As director of the Media Fellows Program at the center, she mentors early-career health journalists to build their understanding of these and other key issues within the health care delivery system.</p>

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