Conversations About Health Care Delivery in the United States

This podcast series features spirited conversations with prominent experts, innovators, and leaders in the health sector. In each episode, hosts Jim Knickman and Brian Elbel tap into their guests’ expertise to learn more about the key drivers that shape the health care system, challenges and complexities related to health inequities, and the exciting career opportunities available to future health care professionals and leaders. 

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How the U.S. Health System Is Preparing for the Demographic Cliff
with Ramsey Alwin and Kathleen Cameron

An in-depth discussion of the demographic shift, how the roles of families and social systems have evolved, federal- and state-level programs for seniors, social isolation and inequities in the aging population, healthy aging, and exciting careers in aging services. 

Meet the Podcast Hosts and Guests

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Jim Knickman (Host)
Former Robert Derzon Chair
NYU Wagner School of Public Service


Brian Elbel (Host) 
Professor of Population Health and Health Policy 
NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Ramsey Alwin 
President and CEO of the National Council on Aging


Kathleen Cameron 
Senior Director of the National Council on Aging's Center for Healthy Aging

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This comprehensive textbook contains information on a wide array of topics, including the organization of care, population health, the fundamental challenges of health disparities, health care financing and economics, and health information technology’s role in improving care and protecting privacy.