U.S. Health Policy Class “People’s Choice” Podcast Winner Announced
January 26, 2023
For the Public Policy Department’s U.S. Health Policy class podcast project (based on this template), student teams researched policies relevant to contemporary health and health care issues in the United States. They developed collective expertise on the ways that a specific policy in the United States affects health and/or health care outcomes among the nation’s population. Together, they collaborated to contextualize the policy issue for their audience, describe the elements of health, health care, and inequality affected by the policy, and tell a memorable, accessible story.
After seven teams presented their final podcasts, everyone cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” The grand prize for this award was the chance to be featured on the weekly public radio program, The Measure of Everyday Life.
For the Public Policy’s U.S. Health Policy (PLCY 361) class podcast project, student teams researched policies relevant to contemporary health and health care issues in the United States. Congratulations to our top three winning groups:
Erin Decicco, Peter Brown, Sofia Zhang, and Joseph Kargbo: E-cigarette policy
Grace Berry, Katherine Jafroodi, Rose Leek, and Cyria Olingou: University mental health policy
Jacob James, Ruby Kinder, Emily Saunders, Jerald Whitley, and Natalie Torres-Valle: Prescription opioid policy
The work of these teams was used to create an episode of the weekly public radio program, “The Measure of Everyday Life” (produced by Brian Southwell and Markeith Gentry). Listen to the winning group’s podcast episode here: Student Perspectives on Health Policy. Thank you to our friends Brian and Markeith for working with us on this episode!