The DNA series is designed to spark conversations about medicine, health and society.

DNA delves into the opportunity — and imperative -– of creating a system and culture in health care that values the contributions of the person as a catalyst for working toward better health for all. The first season launched in Aug. 2020 and has been downloaded tens of thousands of times in more than 100 countries.

On Season 3, we explore how the current watershed era of change cascades into our lives and impacts mental and physical wellbeing. Medicine, science and communities are at a formative moment of recognizing the interplay between our bodies and minds with the shifting landscapes of nature and society. Yet, long-held stigmas and stereotypes persist. 

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Climate x Health

Climate and Health

The DNA podcast hosted pair of Twitter Spaces live chats on the impact of climate and health at the AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Below are excerpts from those conversations.
Season 3 - Episode 7

How To… DIY Climate Action

So you want to start infusing climate best practices into your workflow and ensure climate becomes a part of your protocol or criteria – but how?!
Season 3 - Episode 6

How To… Fill In The Knowledge Gap

This is part two of DNA’s conversation about the symbiotic relationship between people and the environment — and how it impacts health. 
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Season 3 - Episode 5

How To… Be a Climate Changemaker

Get inspired to forge creative ways to influence people around you, and get some ideas on how to increase your own climate literacy.
Season 3 - Episode 4

What’s Next? New Pathways For Suicide Prevention

Discomfort talking about suicide and suicidal ideation is common, even in clinics. People, from parents to friends to providers and many people in between, fear that talking about suicide will put the idea into someone’s mind — but that’s often not the case.
Season 3 - Episode 3

Surviving vs. Thriving: Social Determinants of Wellness

Does your environment affect your health and wellbeing? Explore what prevents you from bringing your whole self to work, school and your personal relationships. Experts weigh in on the question: Can you thrive if your mental and physical health aren’t in sync?