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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a roundtable conversational style podcast hosted by a diverse team of public health professionals. Ranked 7th on the ‘Top 15 Public Health Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021’, the podcast highlights a variety of different public health issues by facilitating informative conversations to inspire community action. To date, the podcast has featured high-profile guests in the field of public health and global health, and has built an audience in more than 3,000 cities in over 130 countries. Subscribe now and join the podcast movement.
Top 5 Certifications You Should Pursue to Advance Your Public Health Career
Whether you’ve just completed your Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or have been working in the public health field for a while, there are always opportunities to continue advancing your career and add value to your workplace. In this episode of the Public Health Podcast, we talk about 5 certifications you should pursue to advance your public health career or to become more competitive in the job market.Podcast HostsGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®Certification ResourcesCertified in Public Health (CPH)Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)Certified Change Management ProgramCertified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) by Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)PCM® Digital Marketing and Certified Digital Marketing Professional.Six SigmaLean Six SigmaCertified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)Project Management Professional (PMP)Subscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/.Leave Us a RatingIf you enjoy our podcasts, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and spread the word to your friends to help us get discovered by more people.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
3d ago
46 mins
Restorative Justice through Youth and Adult Diversion ProgrammingDark Waters Movie Review: The Impact of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Our Environment
What happens when a corporate defence attorney goes from representing large powerful chemical manufacturing companies to fighting against them after learning that their environmental toxic waste was connected to a growing number of unexplained diseases and deaths in animals and humans? In this episode of Rewind, a new limited series by the Public Health Insight Podcast, we take a closer look at Dark Waters - a movie released in 2019, featuring the true story of Rob Bilott, played by actor Mark Ruffalo.Podcast HostsGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®Purva Mehta, BMSc, MScJawairia Mohammed, HBScBindra Shah, BMSc, MPHReferences for Our Discussion Dark Waters (2019) available on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Crave/HBOVox: How “forever chemicals” polluted America’s waterNew York Times: The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst NightmareSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/.Office HoursIf you are a current student, recent graduate, or early career professional looking for some support and guidance for the next steps in your education or to grow your career, schedule a free 30-minute or 60-minute one-on-one appointment here: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/contact#officehours. Leave Us a RatingIf you enjoy our podcasts, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and spread the word to your friends to help us get discovered by more people.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Jan 4 2022
45 mins
Public Health Insight: What We Do & Why We Exist
After launching the podcast in March 2020, Public Health Insight has grown into so much more than we could have ever imagined. In this special episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we take the opportunity to reintroduce ourselves by sharing our mission, vision, projects, initiatives, ongoing work to date, and some of our upcoming plans for the future.Podcast HostLeshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®References for Our Discussion Public Health Insight WebsitePodcasting as a Tool for Health Communication? The Public Health Insight Podcast and Emergent OpportunitiesSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/.Office HoursIf you are a student, recent graduate, or looking to make a career change towards public health, and you need some additional support and guidance, check out our previous podcast episodes and feel free to reach out to us by sending us an email to thepublichealthinsight@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Office Hours’.Spread the WordIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Dec 28 2021
46 mins
What You Might Be Doing Wrong On Your MPH Applications
Dec 21 2021
47 mins
What You Should Consider Before Applying to MPH Programs
You just finished your undergrad or you’ve been working for awhile now and have decided to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, but what do you need to know before submitting your application and how do you stand out? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we will be sharing our experience to help guide you as you prepare your MPH graduate program applications and how to decide which MPH program to choose.Podcast HostGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®Office HoursIf you are a student, recent graduate, or looking to make a career change towards public health, and you need some additional support and guidance, check out our previous podcast episodes and feel free to reach out to us by sending us an email to thepublichealthinsight@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Office Hours’.Subscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Dec 14 2021
24 mins
TikTok and Public HealthLessons Learned from Organizing A Global Event Focused on One Health
The One Health approach informs the way we address complex problems affecting all organisms on the planet. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we talk about lessons learned from One Health Connect (OHC) 2021 - a virtual event co-organized by the Public Health Insight, which aimed to highlight the importance of transdisciplinary approaches to address present and future challenges that threaten human, animal, and environmental health. Podcast HostPurva Mehta, BMSc., MSc.Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®References for Our Discussion One Health Connect 2021 Knowledge Translation Booklet: Lessons Learned from A Global EventWelcome to One Health Connect 2021 (Video Recording 1/3)Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussion (Video Recording (2/3)Closing Remarks (3/3)Subscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Nov 30 2021
45 mins
How to Speak About Science with People Who Have Opposing BeliefsScience Communication: Sharing Knowledge Through StorytellingThe Art of Science CommunicationTop Ten Threats to Global Health: Combating Multidrug Resistant Infections through Stewardship & Multilateral Solutions
Medical technology and precision medicine have come a long way, and many people assume that the process of researching, discovering, and producing new drugs has never been easier. What if you learned that the last entirely original class of antibiotic was discovered in the late 1980s? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Mr. Schacht remains to discuss:Geographical distribution of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infectionsWhy big pharma no longer prioritizes the research and development of new antibiotics or other antimicrobials; and The need for coordinated multi-sectoral approaches to tackle AMR as a top ten global threat.Podcast GuestsOliver SchachtPodcast HostsWilliam Wang, BA, MPHGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®References for Our Discussion World Economic Forum: The looming health catastrophe that could be more deadly than COVID-19World Health Organization: Antimicrobial resistanceSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Nov 2 2021
35 mins
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Precision Medicine & the Rise of Superbugs
Antimicrobials are a broad range of medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals, and plants, including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Flemming has been widely recognized as one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 20th century, but what happens when there are no new antimicrobials being discovered and the ones we have available no longer work? In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Mr. Oliver Schact, CEO of OpGen, joins to talk about:The drivers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR); The impact of COVID-19 and lessons learned; and How precision medicine can help to combat infectious diseases and the emergence of AMR. Podcast GuestsOliver SchachtPodcast HostsWilliam Wang, BA, MPHGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®References for Our Discussion World Economic Forum: The looming health catastrophe that could be more deadly than COVID-19World Health Organization: Antimicrobial resistanceSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.
Oct 26 2021
21 mins
How Ten Global Cities Are Addressing Homelessness & The Innovations That Are Proven to Work
Usually, when we talk about resolving issues, one of the things that often comes to mind is allocating more resources and throwing more money at the problem. When it comes to addressing homelessness, two experts caution against this approach as cities with bigger budgets do not necessarily have more effective solutions for homelessness. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Linda and Tamiru, from Bloomberg Associates, remain to discuss challenges and opportunities that emerged from the pandemic, and highlight some unique solutions to homelessness from their book, “How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness: Innovations That Work”Podcast GuestsLinda GibbsTamiru MammoPodcast HostsGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®References for Our Discussion How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness: Innovations That WorkCOVID-19 and the homeless: How cities can turn temporary measures into permanent gainsSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.
Oct 19 2021
31 mins
Homelessness: A Complex Human Rights & Public Health Issue
According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and of their family…” This raises the question, why do so many people live on the streets sleeping tough? Homelessness is a complex issue that affects people living in cities across the world. In this episode, we will be speaking with two change-makers from Bloomberg Associates who will share their thoughts on why homelessness is a public health issue and why homelessness as an issue itself is homeless.Podcast GuestsLinda GibbsTamiru MammoPodcast HostsGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®References for Our Discussion How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness: Innovations That WorkCOVID-19 and the homeless: How cities can turn temporary measures into permanent gainsSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.
Oct 12 2021
26 mins
Two-Continua Model for Mental Health and Mental Illness: Flourishing, Languishing, & Everything In-Between
Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness or disorders. So what's the difference between mental health and mental illness? The Two Continua Model of Mental Health and Illness illustrates that it is possible for people to have positive mental health while having a mental illness, just as it is possible to have poor mental health without having a mental illness.In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Corey Keyes, a distinguished full professor of Sociology at Emory University, remains to unpack the two continua model of mental health and illness, the concepts of flourishing and languishing, and the urgent need to promote positive mental health to build a flourishing society.Podcast GuestsDr. Corey KeyesPodcast HostsLinda Holdbrook, BSc, MPHGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®References for Our Discussion A positive approach to healthcare: Dr. Corey Keyes (TEDxAtlanta) Westerhof & Keyes, 2010: Mental Illness and Mental Health: The Two Continua Model Across the LifespanSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.
Oct 5 2021
42 mins
Mental Health Continuum: Absence of Mental Illness or the Presence of Positive Mental Health
What if everything we currently know about mental health and mental illness is wrong? According to the World Health Organization, by 2030, depression will be among the leading conditions for disability and morbidity - second only to heart disease. Clearly, something is not working. Traditionally, mental health is defined as the absence of mental illness. Is this definition enough? Dr. Corey Keyes once said, “We wait for people to break down and park ambulances at the bottom of the cliff.” This is the approach generally taken in the mental health field, where the focus is around treatment, rather than prevention. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we invite Dr. Keyes himself to discuss the importance of not only promoting mental well-being, but how to build a flourishing society.Podcast GuestsDr. Corey KeyesPodcast HostsLinda Holdbrook, BSc, MPHGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®References for Our Discussion A positive approach to healthcare: Dr. Corey Keyes (TEDxAtlanta) Westerhof & Keyes, 2010: Mental Illness and Mental Health: The Two Continua Model Across the LifespanSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Sep 28 2021
30 mins
Harm Reduction Solutions Inspired by the Community: Safe Opioid Supply and Street Outreach MedicineOpioid Poisoning Crisis: The Story of Alcohol Prohibition Repeating Itself
In the period between 2016 and 2021, more than 19,000 Canadians have died of overdoses related to the toxic street supply of drugs. Opioid-related deaths have further increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of a variety of factors, such as disruptions in wrap-around support services, reallocation of resources, and challenges to overall mental health and well-being. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Dr. Andrea Sereda joins us to talk about:The causes of the current drug poisoning crisis and similarities to the alcohol prohibition period in the 1920s;Some factors that contribute to the likelihood of people using opioids or substances;Distinction between problematic substance use, addiction, and similar concepts; and How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted opioid poisonings and harm reduction services.Podcast GuestsDr. Andrea SeredaPodcast HostsGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Ben Umakanthan, HBSc, MPHReferences for Our Discussion London InterCommunity Health Centre: Safer Opioid Supply ProgramOpioid Crisis: The Other PandemicSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people.
Sep 14 2021
29 mins
How to Organize Your LinkedIn Profile to Expand Your Network and Attract Potential Employers
LinkedIn is considered one of the leading social media platforms for professional networking and some employers now actively investigate the digital footprints of potential candidates before making hiring decisions.In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Kamara Toffolo, Resume Writer, LinkedIn Consultant, and Job Search Strategist, joins us to talk about some strategies you can use to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in your network and impress potential employers.Podcast GuestsKamara ToffoloPodcast HostsGordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®References for Our Discussion Kamara Toffolo’s YouTube ChannelKamara Toffolo’s WebsiteSubscribe to the NewsletterWhat if there was an easy way to receive timely information about public health and global health right to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest news, live events, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out: https://thepublichealthinsight.com/subscribe/. Tell A FriendIf you enjoy our podcasts, it would mean the world if you shared it on social media and tagged us. If you are not the social media type, we would appreciate it if you shared it with a friend or colleague who you think might enjoy the podcast. It helps us to get discovered by other people. Music CreditsThe following tracks were used to produce this podcast episode:Smith The Mister: Riviera • Mitsubachi • Clocks • Slowly • Oyasumi • Ohayo • Green Tea Amine Maxwell: Good Evening • Lovely Ghostrifter Official: On My Way • DepartureLoxbeats: Underground StarsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PHInsight)
Sep 7 2021
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