HealthBEAT

Third Monday of every month from 6:30 - 7:00pm

WDIY's Greg Capogna joins Edward Meehan of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust for a monthly roundtable discussion on healthcare in the Lehigh Valley. Greg and Edward present ways to encourage a healthier community with wide-ranging topics and guests each month.

Greg Capogna and Edward Meehan welcome back Lehigh Valley Health Network CEO and President Dr. Brian Nester to talk about how the Dorothy Rider Pool Healthcare Trust will evolve into the Leonard Parker Pool Institute of Health under the LVHN umbrella to residents with the social determinants of health.

Housing and Health in the Lehigh Valley | HealthBEAT

Jun 25, 2021

Greg Capogna welcomes co-hosts Edward Meehan and Ronald Dendas of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust to discuss housing and health—and how the effects of housing insecurity relate to the social determinants of health, right here in the Lehigh Valley.

Greg and co-host Edward Meehan are joined by Ronald Dendas, Program Officer with The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust and Foundation to talk about the social determinants of health affecting the Lehigh Valley including affordable housing, access to healthy fresh food, and the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.

Co-hosts Greg Capogna of WDIY and Ed Meehan from the Rider Pool Foundation and Trust welcome guest Dr. Brian Abel, MPH Operations Manager, Integrated Care Coordination at Lehigh Valley Health Network to talk about vaccine hesitancy, misinformation, and the barriers to access that revolve around social determinants of health. 

Hosts Greg Capogna and Edward Meehan of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust welcome guest Adrian Shanker, founder and Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to discuss a recent needs assessment report on LGBTQ health, and how it can improve health outcomes within the LGBTQ community.

Greg Capogna and Edward Meehan of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust welcome Dr. Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network, to talk about the social determinants of health and how they impact an entire health system from not only a patient services perspective, but a financial one as well.

Greg Capogna along with co-hosts Edward Meehan and Ronald Dendas from the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust talk about the Collective Impact Fellowship, the importance of social determinants of health, and how it factors into the well-being of all residents in the Lehigh Valley.

Greg Capogna and co-host Edward Meehan of the Rider-Pool Foundation welcome Donald Bernhard, recently appointed as a Trustee to the Trexler Trust, to talk about The Century Promise - a cradle-to-college career opportunity for Allentown School District students.

WDIY's Greg Capogna and co-host Edward Meehan welcome back Ronald Dendas of the Rider-Pool Foundation and Trust for a roundtable discussion on healthcare in the Lehigh Valley with tonight's episode focusing on determinants of health and social infrastructure.

WDIY's Greg Capogna along with the Rider-Pool Foundation's Edward Meehan and Ronald Dendas introduce listeners to Rider-Pool's health-focused mission and HealthBEAT's new monthly healthcare discussions on the final Monday of each month.