Episode 21 – Health Inequities: Understanding Data and Bridging the Care Gap

Episode 21 – February 2021 Topic: Health Inequities: Understanding Data and Bridging the Care Gap Host: Andrea Lowe, PA-C Guests: Deanna Bridge Najera, PA-C, and Tori Marsh, MPH Support for this episode is provided by GoodRx, a company that believes everyone deserves affordable and convenient healthcare, with a focus on helping people find the best care…

Episode 20 – Telemedicine, Treating Pain, and the Prescription Decision

Episode 20 – February 2021 Topic: Telemedicine, Treating Pain, and the Prescription Decision Host: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C Guest: Jeremy Adler, DMSc, PA-C Support for this episode is provided by Allied Against Opioid Abuse, a national education and awareness initiative to help prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription opioids. Resources: Allied Against Opioid Abuse CDC…

Episode 19 – Mind Shift: Taking Whole-Person Care From Concept to Practice

Episode 19 – January 2021 Topic: Mind Shift: Taking Whole-Person Care From Concept to Practice Host: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C Guests: Amber Danielecki Buzzi, MSPAS, PA-C, and Phyllis Peterson, MPAS, PA-C This episode of Vital Minds is a collaborative effort between the nccPA Health Foundation and the PA Foundation and is part of the PArtners in…

Episode 18 – Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse

Episode 18 – August 2020 Topic: Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse Host: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C Guest: Laura Katers, MS, MCHS, PA-C Resources: View the Foundation’s full suite of resources: “Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse: Empowering Future Providers Through Education” View other SUD resources, including “Shutting Down Stigma Against SUD” video

Episode 17 – COVID-19: Emotional Toll on Healthcare Providers

Episode 17 – June 2020 Topic: COVID-19: Emotional Toll on Healthcare Providers Host: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C Guests: Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psychiatry, DFAAPA, and Charles Raison, MD Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Resources: National Center for PTSD – “Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19…

Episode 16 – PA School and Beyond: Perspectives From PA Student Leaders

Episode 16 – May 2020 Topic: PA School and Beyond: Perspectives From PA Student Leaders Hosts: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C, and Andrea Lowe, PA-C Guests: Cooper Couch, PA-S; Kaci Hardsock, PA-S; and Katie Ganser, PA-S Resources: AAPA Career Central – Become a PA AAPA Member Central – Pre-PA 9 Reasons to Become a PA 6 Steps…

Episode 15 – Meeting a Growing Need: PAs in Palliative Care

Episode 15 – March 2020 Topic: Meeting a Growing Need: PAs in Palliative Care Guest host: Andrea Lowe, PA-C Guests: Rose Direny-Jean, PA-C, and Rose Rutherford, PA-C Resources: PAs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAHPM) – PAHPM.org Oman Medical Journal – “Palliative Care: Time for Action” Mayo Clinic – “Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice” BMJ Open…

Episode 14 – Beyond the Baby Blues: Addressing Postpartum Depression

Episode 14 – February 2020 Topic: Beyond the Baby Blues: Addressing Postpartum Depression Host: Andrea Lowe, PA-C Guests: Kathleen Ehrhardt, MMS, PA-C, and Jacob Wills, PA-C This episode of Vital Minds is a collaborative effort between the nccPA Health Foundation and the PA Foundation and is part of the PArtners in Mental Health Initiative. This initiative…

Episode 13 – Food for Thought: Reframing Nutrition with Patients

Episode 13 – September 2019 Topic: Food for Thought: Reframing Nutrition with Patients Host: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C Guests: Ellen Mandel, MPA, PA-C, RDN, CDE Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Abbott Nutrition. Resources: AAPA CME Central – Nutrition Toolkit Jean Ferrières – “The French paradox: lessons for other countries” American Diabetes Association…

Episode 12 – Tackling Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital Setting

Episode 12 – April 2019 Topic: Tackling Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital Setting Host: James Millward, DMSc, PA-C Guest: Richard Bottner, PA-C Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Indivior, a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a 20-year legacy of patient advocacy and health policy, as well as education on evidence-based treatment models. Resources:…