Michigan's State of Health Podcast

Welcome to Michigan's State of Health, a podcast about reconnecting to care. For the first season of our podcast, we'll be talking to Michigan community health leaders about how COVID-19 has helped to reveal major, longstanding gaps in Michigan's health care system, and how it's catalyzed positive action to address those gaps.

Michigan's State of Health is a spinoff of the State of Health feature story series. This podcast is produced by Issue Media Group and made possible by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

The first podcast episodes will be published in mid-October 2021. Stay tuned! 

Feature Story Actors Carol Sizer and Bill Klein rehearse "Memory of a Dance," a play about dementia commissioned by the Southwest Michigan-based Region IV Area Agency on Aging to spread community awareness of the experiences of people living with dementia.

PODCAST: Building more dementia-friendly communities

Feature Story Dr. Hank Paulson is a neurologist at University of Michigan Health and director of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
Feature Story Saline resident Jim Mangi is a care partner to his wife, Kathleen, who has Alzheimer's disease.
Feature Story Since being diagnosed with dementia, Monica Downer (center, being interviewed) has become an activist for awareness of her disease.

PODCAST: Dementia disparities in communities of color

Feature Story Cyndy Hund, pictured here with her husband Mike, quit her job due to her dementia symptoms – but it still took her another four years to get a diagnosis.
Feature Story SOH Podcast Ep 1

PODCAST: Dementia is not a death sentence

Feature Story SOH Podcast Ep 1

PODCAST: Dementia is not a death sentence