Season 2, Episode 2: Dr. Julie Morita fmr. Commissioner of Chicago Dept. of Public Health & Current EVP at RWJF

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Julie Morita, former Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and currently the Executive Vice President at the RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)”overseeing all programming, policy, research, and communications activities in support of its vision of building a Culture of Health in America in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.”

In our interview, we discuss Dr. Morita’s past accomplishments, her views on health equity and what motivated her to get into public health. We also touch upon e-cigarettes, vaccinations, Healthy Chicago 2.0, working with diverse stakeholders and what’s next for Dr. Morita.

Contact us: 

Links and mentions (in order of appearance): 
• West Side United
• Elevate Chicago
• Nurse Nancy Golden Books…0375832628/
• RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)…ure-of-health.html
• Flu Pandemic 2009…0_PandemicFlu.pdf
• Ebola virus and coordinated response
• Immunizations work – HPV vaccine campaign…et-hpv-vacci.html
• Tobacco 21+ policy advocacy work…nerTestifies.html
• Chicago Health Atlas
• Plan to End Homelessness…homelessness.html
• Jonathan Fielding former LA County health commissioner
• Seeing White Series podcast
• Building Healthy Places Community Development…-communities/
• Healthy Chicago 2.0…althychicago.html

Books/Podcast Recommendations: 
– Building Healthy Places Making the Case for linking community development and health…and-health/
– The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders…ers-of-frip
– Freakonomics Radio Podcast
– Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
– Decomposed Podcast with Jade Simmons…ns/id1458565545
– Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn…ynn/dp/0307341550
– Latino USA podcast by NPR

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