Health / by Helena Swanson-Nystrom

We continue our series with a discussion about health as a component of the social contract. We take a step back from the hyper-partisan political debate around health care and instead explore whether there are ways to reimagine and reframe a social contract of health that challenges the status quo, adopts new tools for substantive change, and invites new voices and perspectives to the table. We hear from Lisa Costello, a pediatrician, internist, and assistant professor of medicine; Rebecca Onie, Co-Founder and CEO Emerita of Health Leads; and Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment.

For additional information on the issues we briefly examine, we recommend the following resources:

This episode was produced by Mareva Lindo.

Thanks to Doctor Turtle for the music:
"Lullaby for Democracy" (
"Go Tell It On the Molehill" (