Overcoming Underinvestment in Social Services

April 30, 2019 Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

In episode five of the "More than Health" podcast, Angela Bovill, president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, explains how the U.S. has long under-invested in the social services sector and the impact of that decision on the lives of those we serve. She then presents changes needed in the healthcare/human services sector to create sustainable solutions and alleviate the problems created by under-investment.

Angela continues to inspire and challenge us to be innovative in creating a new future for our sector and better outcomes for those we serve.


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About the Podcast 
The More than Health Care podcast is designed to help organizations overcome barriers to partnerships resulting from cultural differences, financial pressures, and rules and regulations. 

In addition to showcasing inspiring examples of integration from across the country, featured experts will expose the myths, misconceptions, and shortcomings of efforts to address the social determinants of health through cross-sector collaboration. 

This podcast is presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Ascentria Care Alliance, and Beech Acres Parenting Center.

Cohosts Jill Huynh, vice president of new business development at Beech Acres, and Tim Johnstone, executive vice president of community services at Ascentria, work at the intersection of health and human services, bringing the expertise and practical experience needed to uncover key takeaways for improving health care and human services integration.