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Public Health Out Loud

Dr. Jim McDonald and Dr. Philip Chan

Public Health Out Loud is a podcast that delves into the broader public health concerns and issues facing everyday Rhode Islanders. From discussions about safeguarding against future pandemics to actionable plans for families to help keep their loved ones safe from preventable diseases, Public Health Out Loud is striving to be a no nonsense resource for listeners that only want to hear the truth. With all that’s going on in the world at every hour of the day, podcast hosts Dr. James McDonald and Dr. Philip Chan promise to deliver accurate, light-hearted, and informative public health updates that matter to you. This podcast is brought to you by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Recent Episodes

How the Federal Government Responded to COVID-19October 15, 2021 Episode artwork Healing Mother and Baby: Supporting Pregnant and Parenting People Through RecoveryOctober 08, 2021 Episode artwork COVID-19 and the Importance of Emergency PreparednessOctober 01, 2021 Episode artwork Let’s Talk About Sex Part 2: How Conversations Between Partners Can Enhance Sexual Health and HappinessSeptember 24, 2021 Episode artwork Let’s Talk About Sex Part 1: Why Conversations With Kids Should Go Beyond the Birds and the Bees September 17, 2021 Episode artwork Should Adolescents Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Yes.September 10, 2021 Episode artwork Rhode Island’s Buprenorphine Hotline: A Pathway to RecoverySeptember 03, 2021 Episode artwork What COVID-19 Taught Us About Health EquityAugust 27, 2021 Episode artwork Children's Health Part 1: Pediatrics in the Time of COVID-19August 20, 2021 Episode artwork Children's Health Part 2: Back to School SpecialAugust 19, 2021 Episode artwork A Conversation with Tom Coderre from SAMHSAAugust 13, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Rodriguez Part 2: Why RI's smallest town had such high COVID-19 case ratesAugust 06, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Rodriguez Part 1: Spotting “Fake Science” on Social MediaJuly 30, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2 coming July 30July 29, 2021 Episode artwork Reflections on COVID-19 July 09, 2021 Episode artwork The Impact of Unstable Housing on a Recovery JourneyJuly 02, 2021 Episode artwork Should the COVID-19 Vaccine be Required? And Other Ethical Questions June 25, 2021 Episode artwork Notes from a Peer Recovery SpecialistJune 18, 2021 Episode artwork Behind the Scenes at the State Health LabJune 11, 2021 Episode artwork How to Prevent an Overdose June 04, 2021 Episode artwork Food Insecurity and the Sugary Drink Tax May 28, 2021 Episode artwork Misinformation and the Attack on Science May 21, 2021 Episode artwork COVID-19 Variants, ExplainedMay 14, 2021 Episode artwork The Twindemic: Substance Use During COVID-19 May 07, 2021 Episode artwork The Data We’ve Been Waiting for on Vaccine Safety and PregnancyApril 30, 2021 Episode artwork