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Since December 2020, SIREN has hosted a podcast channel focused on hot topics in social care research, policy, and practice. Our channel brings together edited recordings of recent webinars alongside exclusive, podcast-only conversations. You can listen to all the episodes at any time by subscribing to our podcast on Apple, StitcherSpotify, or using the links below.


Latest Episodes

New SIREN Social Care Conceptual Model

On Monday March 11th participants joined us for a conversation about the new SIREN Social Care Conceptual Model! Emerging evidence suggests that social care programs do not affect health solely by connecting patients with social services and reducing socioeconomic barriers.

Measuring Racial Health Equity in Social Care Research

Each year an increasing number of original research articles are published about healthcare-based social care programs and policies. However, relatively few of these studies measure the impact of social care interventions on different racial or ethnic minority groups.

Implementation Research on Social Screening in Healthcare Settings

In this episode, we are joined by Cherelle Vanbrakle, MEd, the Director of Health Promotion and Community Advocacy at People’s Community Clinic based in Austin, TX, and Andrea Nederveld, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, to discuss

Asset-Based Screening in Healthcare Settings

In this episode, we are joined by Jaedon Avey, Health Program Analyst, and L’aakaw Eesh Kyle Wark, Researcher, both of whom are from the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage Alaska, a non-profit, tribally owned and operated healthcare organization serving 65,000 Alaska Native/American Indian peop

Provider Perspectives on Social Screening in Healthcare Settings

In this episode, Andy Quiñones-Rivera, MD, MPH, an ER resident physician with LA county is joined by Loel Solomon, MPP, PhD, a Professor of Health Systems Science at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and former Vice President for Community Health at Kaiser Permanente.

Prevalence of Social Screening in Healthcare Settings

SIREN Senior Research Associate Yuri Cartier, MPH, sits down with Kalpana Ramiah, DrPH, MSc, CPH, Vice President of Vice President of Innovation at America’s Essential Hospitals and Director of the Essential Hospitals to discuss SIREN’s recent review of surveys measuring the prevalence of social

Why and How a Health Center Created a Social Enterprise

This episode features a conversation between Damon Francis, MD, Medical Director of the Homeless Health Center in the Alameda Health System as well as Chief Clinical Officer of Health Leads, and Noha Aboelata, MD, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Roots Community Health Center in Oakl

Using Procurement to Support Sustainable Local Food Systems

This episode features a conversation between Nessia Berner Wong, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst at Change Lab Solutions, and Lauren Poor, MPH, a Regional Program Manager with the Healthy Food in Health Care program at Health Care Without Harm.

Taking Action on Housing as a Political Determinant of Health

This episode features a conversation between Bich Ha Pham, JD, the Director of Communications and Policy at the Healthcare Anchor Network, and Mike Koprowski, MA, Ed.M, who is the National Campaign Director at the National Low Income Housing Coalition.