Show: Sustainable Today

Episode: 0904 Healthcare


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Total Episode Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:58:30

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Episode Description:

Jean Baumann introduces the Archimedes Movement founded by the then Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and now (2011) the current governor. In view of the current debate about this subject.

NEWS: Cornell study determines 40% of all deaths are related to pollution issues. Water borne infections account for 80% of all infectious diseases. Global warming influences parasite evolution resulting in the re-emergence of tuberculosis, influenza and new diseases such as West Nile and Lyme disease. California Public Health reports a connection between pesticides and autism. Good news, a bio-based manufacturer is making toys out of dextrose. Toys made of sugar every kids dream.

INTERVIEW: Former Governor of the State of Oregon John Kitzhaber discusses health care reform. Gov Kitzhaber was instrumental in implementing the Oregon Health Plan for Kids. He discusses the political, economic and environmental impacts of health care on our society and outlines his plan for a shift in thinking about how we take care of our health in this country. He founded the Archimedes movement and describes how it will fuel the necessary debate.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Fanno Creek Medical Clinic, Perhaps the first medical clinic in Oregon to utilize solar panels to off-set their electricity expense, they also provide cash incentives to their employees for practicing conservation at home, work to help insure that our elementary schools stay open, and they will not abandon you if you need to go on medicare.

INTERVIEW: Continues with John Kitzhaber. The use of the ER as a source of healthcare and what’s being done about it... Efforts to provide better preventative care... Models nationally and internationally for workable healthcare systems... and major projects for reform are discussed.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: The Southwest Community Health Care Center is one of a few Safety Net" clinics in the Portland area, established primarily to catch patients who fall between the cracks. Funded by grants and donations and staffed by volunteers the organization seeks to provide acute care for the uninsured to avoid that costly trip to the emergency room.

CALL TO ACTION:
Slightly different format for this program. Governor Kitzhaber talks about preventative measures, immunizations, Health Savings Accounts and taking a more proactive stance with regard to healthy behavior.

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