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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.

Sep 3, 2018

Steven Spear talks with host Jeff Olivet about "starting at the end" to see current and ideal outcomes and find high leverage opportunities to make an impact on people and operations.

This episode is part 4 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement...


Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Rana Awdish shares her experiences with healing from a critical illness and opioid use with host Jeff Olivet. They discuss how doctors and health care and human service workers can be present for people in hard times and support healing. Trigger Warning: miscarriage.

This episode is part 3 in a series recorded at...


Aug 6, 2018

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter about grassroots organizing and challenging systems for change. This episode is part 2 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working toward ending chronic and...


Jul 23, 2018

Host Jeff Olivet speaks with Beth Sandor and Jake Maguire about counting down to zero and what it takes to end homelessness. This episode is part 1 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working toward ending chronic and veteran...