Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

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The topic of this week’s show is the same as the title of a report that came out in October (2013) issued by the Trust for America’s Health, a non -profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Why are reports like this produced, how do we interpret the information, and who acts on this information are some of the questions Denise discusses in this week’s show.

Denise speaks with Rich Hamburg, Deputy Director at TFAH. He oversees public policy initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and internal operations and has more than 25 years of experience as a leading health policy advocate.

Denise and Rich discuss the main issues in the report, how to understand the statistics and information from the report, and talk about what precipitated the report to be made in the first place, and what the report is used for now that it has been produced. For more information about the organization and to view the report in its entirety visit the Trust for America’s Health.