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It's All Your Business

Health equity, mental health, and quality of care are key issues facing those in the greater Pittsburgh region and beyond. But where do employers fit in the solution? Join The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s podcast, It’s All Your Business, as they explore these focus areas and more… and how we can understand our community by understanding our employees.  Produced with Postindustrial Media.

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Season 3, Episode 11: Bringing Mental Health Advocacy to the Workplace

Employers can create simple yet effective ways to build an “open door policy” for those on their team who may be suffering emotionally or mentally. Laurie Barnett Levine, chief executive officer of Mental Health America of Southwestern Pennsylvania, shares her personal and professional experience on an issue that is particularly ...

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Season 3, Episode 10: Finding the why: The importance of identifying the root cause

Dr. Robin Berzin is on a mission to help people get to the root cause of why they don’t feel their best. That focus is key to Parsley Health, a holistic medical practice with a focus on chronic conditions that she founded in 2016. Listen in to hear more about ...

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2023 Health Equity Series Part 3: Championing Life: Addressing Infant Mortality for a Healthier Tomorrow

In this special episode, hear from health care professionals and a mother as they delve into the challenges and triumphs of pregnancy as a Black woman in America. Jamila Pleas, founder of her Birth Right, moderates this panel discussion that includes a very personal story by Sara Brown, who shares ...

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Season 3, Episode 8: Shifting the Traditional Care Model with Positive Disruption

Strong primary care is a key to maintaining good health, but not all primary care is created equal. Developing a trusted relationship with your physician is key. In this episode, host Mike Stancil talks to the team at PeopleOne Health about boosting the power of your primary care. Listen in!

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Season 3, Episode 7: Health Equity Series, Part 2

Maternal health is foundational, and yet, millions of women struggle with preventable or treatable conditions related to pregnancy. How can we do better?  Learn more about improving maternal health, from healthcare experts including Dr. Danielle Smith Lubsey, vice chair of obstetrics at AHN, in a discussion moderated by Jamila Pleas, ...

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Season 3, Episode 6: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

Care for your brain! In this episode, join us as host Malcolm Nowlin talks with Sara Murphy of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. Sara discusses ways to try to keep the brain healthy and support for families and loved ones living with Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia. ...

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Season 3, Episode 5: Easing the Caregiver Crisis for Employees

Work doesn’t end at the office: Employees may also be struggling to care for aging relatives at home. There’s an impending crisis in caregiving. By 2030, Baby Boomers will be older than 65, boosting the older population. How can employers offer resources to their workforce to assist in caring for ...

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Season 3, Episode 4: Powering employee benefits through data

Hugh O’Toole of Innovu joins us again on the It’s All Your Business podcast! Hear why using data and the approach of transparency helps the employer help their employee. Hugh discusses the perks that come with the proper use of data, including savings and the ability to shop ...

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Season 3, Episode 3: Examining Trends in the PBM Space

In this episode, we hear about how your employer’s benefit plan can affect prescription drug options. Mark Campbell, senior vice president of clinical services for RxBenefits, breaks down insights and misconceptions around some commonly used prescription drugs — and how employers can play a role in supporting employees’ health. Pharmacy ...

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Season 3, Episode 2: Unpacking Unconscious & Conscious Bias

In this episode, we listen to the discussion from the first part of our 2023 Health Equity Series. Jamila Pleas moderated the event featuring keynote speaker Omari Maynard and expert panelist Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew. Mr. Maynard shares his lived experience and the aftershock of losing the love of his life to ...

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Season 3, Episode 1: Let’s Talk Menopause!

As innovators, leaders, and parents, maternal healthcare is critical, but we must start thinking beyond that. Many women hit their stride during menopause — yet sometimes they’re just told to deal with it. To kick off Season 3, we discuss the important of empowering women in their health journey at all ...

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Season 2, Episode 9: Exploring Health Equity in HR Spaces

In our final episode of Season 2, Uche Enemchukwu, and Jessica Brooks discuss how employee benefits can be a space to close gaps in health equity. Hear the importance of identifying the blind spots in your organization and being intentional in your action plan, especially when you don’t have the ...

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Season 2, Episode 8: Alva10

In this episode, host Mike Stancil talks with Hannah Mamuszka and Lena Chaihorsky of Alva10. They discuss the critical role diagnostics should be playing in the healthcare system. Hear how diagnostics allows employers to “peek-behind-the-curtain” on their healthcare spend, and how Alva10 can act as a GPS to employers in ...

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Season 2, Episode 7: The ripple effect of kindness in leadership

In this episode, we hear from the Second Lady of Pennsylvania, Gisele Barreto Fetterman. Her non-profit organizations run on simple, yet powerful ideals, all with the common thread of kindness. Hear Gisele’s theory on why applying these to leadership roles is so beneficial for everybody involved.

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Season 2, Episode 6: Health Equity Series, Part 3: HER Birth Rights and Fourth Trimester

In this episode, we take a listen to the panel from the third part of our 2021 Health Equity Series. Jamila Pleas moderated this discussion featuring Daneita Blalock and Dr. Tiffany C. Wilson titled, “The ABC’s of Labor: Everything You Need to Know to Navigate Your Birth.” They aimed to ...

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Season 2, Episode 5: Health Equity Series, Panel Part 2: Anxiety, Stress and Work-Life Balance for Pregnant Women

In this episode, we revisit the panel discussion from the second installment of our 2021 Health Equity Series, moderated by Jamila Pleas and featuring Dr. Veronica Ades and LaSandra Hutchinson. They shed light on the cultural risks and comorbidities associated with anxiety, stress, and depression as it relates to pregnancy among ...

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Season 2, Episode 4: Health Equity Series, Panel Part 1: Establishing Trust and Building Healthcare Relationships

In this episode, listen to an important panel session from the first installment of the 2021 Health Equity Series, featuring Jamila Pleas, Dr. Cynthia Jacinthe, and Rachel Poerschke. Panelists discuss how poor Black maternal health outcomes impact a woman’s confidence in the healthcare system. They also offer guidance on how ...

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Season 2, Episode 3: Bridging the Gap: Businesses and Communities

In this episode, Sabrina Saunders Mosby, president and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, is joined by Jessica Brooks, CEO and president of Pittsburgh Business Group on Health. They discuss bridging the gap between the business world and communities, especially when it comes to health equity, which employers need to identify as ...

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Season 2, Episode 2: Addressing the Opioid Crisis, Part 2

In this episode, doctors Alan J. Recter and Barry Quart continue the discussion about the opioid crisis and the ways in which employers can make a difference.

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Season 2, Episode 1: Addressing the Opioid Crisis, Part 1

In the kickoff to Season 2, Dr. Chad Brummett, University of Michigan, co-director of Michigan OPEN, discusses the current landscape of the opioid crisis and offers valuable insights into how employers can make a difference.

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Season 1, Episode 9: Quit Genius

The isolation and other changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can create additional stresses for people who struggle with addiction. In Episode 9 of It’s All Your Business, we hear from Suzette Glasner, vice president of clinical affairs for Quit Genius, which uses healthcare technology to treat addiction.

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Its All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 8: Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group

In Episode 8, Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, discusses with host Mike Stancil how hospitals can enhance relationships with employers and consumers, through transparency in the way services are delivered. The nonprofit analyzes and publishes data for safety and quality, to help consumers and employers make informed ...

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Its All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 7: Jacqueline Edmondson, Penn State

In this episode, Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor at Penn State Greater Allegheny discusses the ways in which leaders can help shape their workplaces to enhance employee health and to reflect more voices, and opinions. She also discusses Penn State’s Crossing Bridges Summit, events in which students, faculty, and staff ...

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Its All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 6: Carrot Fertility

In this epsiode, Tammy Sun and Heather McAlonan of Carrot Fertility talk with host Mike Stancil about fertility equity and the role employers play in that outcome. Fertility equity stands as a path forward to correct the maternal health and infant mortality report from 2019 that showed inequities in people of ...

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Mike Stancil

Mike Stancil is president and CEO for the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, where he previously served as chief operating officer. For the past decade, Mike has focused on human-centered approaches to healthcare, digital experiences, and project management. In his current role, he hopes to inspire employers to actively acknowledge their influence in the community and be a force for positive change. Mike earned his master’s degree from The George Washington University.

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