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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Dec 21, 2017

In our last episode of 2017, host Jeff Olivet shares personal reflections on the 7 words reportedly prohibited from the upcoming Centers for Disease Control (CDC) budget.

Read the report in the Washington Post.

Read NPR's coverage of the CDC's response to the report. 

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Dec 18, 2017

In our third and final podcast in the series covering the 100-Day Challenge efforts in Baltimore, Columbus, Hennepin County, Louisville and Palm Beach County, we spotlight Palm Beach County.  Kat Hammer and Nicole Frederick from the Palm Beach County 100-Day Challenge team discuss their challenge goal and how they...


Dec 4, 2017

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Dr. Dawud Raamah, a dentist treating people experiencing homelessness in a clinic in downtown Seattle. They discuss how good dentistry, respect, and positivity can change lives.

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Nov 20, 2017

A Way Home America will share three podcasts throughout the fall covering the 100-Day Challenge efforts in Baltimore, Columbus, Hennepin County, Louisville and Palm Beach County. In our second podcast, we are joined by Nadja Bentley and Kitty Zen of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness to discuss youth...


Nov 6, 2017

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Ellen Bassuk to discuss the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children experiencing homelessness.  Ellen Bassuk is President of The Bassuk Center on Homelessness and Vulnerable Children & Youth, and Founder of the Center for Social Innovation.