Transforming Health

Transforming Health is about health care – not only its quality and costs, but the importance of maintaining good health through individual and collective action. It’s a look at the rapidly changing health in America and in Central Pennsylvania, through Transforming Health on WITF, in partnership with Capital Blue Cross and WellSpan Health.


Transforming Health Episodes

  • Some say food insecurity can alter a child’s future. But it doesn’t have to.

    As Pennsylvania’s executive director of advocacy and reform, Dan Jurman looks out for vulnerable populations in the state — a job that has been personal from day one. His childhood included homelessness, food insecurity, family substance abuse, and other adverse experiences.

    Jurman recognizes that people helped him along the way. He says others who experience adversity as children need that help too.

  • Mental Health After a Pandemic

    Some have called the COVID-19 pandemic an equalizer or a shared experience, in that every single one of us has been impacted. We have all experienced a degree of fear, isolation or worry. What remains to be seen is how these feelings will impact our mental health.

    On “Transforming Health: Mental Health After a Pandemic” we’ll hear from individuals who already had mental health concerns and then had to navigate through a pandemic. They’ll share their tips for others. Plus, why some feel connection and a sense of belonging will be the key to moving forward.

  • COVID Diaries: Then and Now

    It has been more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic struck altering life for everyone. On Transforming Health: Coronavirus Then and Now we’ll revisit the stories of those we interviewed at the start of the pandemic. We’ll hear from front line workers, teachers, parents and more. How has life changed and what are they expecting in the near future.

  • Learning During a Pandemic

    We have all been impacted in one way or another by COVID-19. On Transforming Health: Learning During a Pandemic we’ll take a look at how students, teachers and parents have adapted to learning during this time.

Through the Cracks

Through the Cracks will draw on experts and first-hand accounts to target problems and break down stigma associated with mental health. Both data-driven and deeply personal, this months-long series aims to spark conversations, question policymakers and health care leaders, and result in measurable improvements for those who need help.

Battling Opioids

Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians—mothers and fathers, children, neighbors—struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us.

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Here With You

Together, WITF, Capital Blue Cross and WellSpan Health have launched “Here with You,” a special Transforming Health campaign designed to promote physical and mental resiliency during these challenging times and beyond. We’re distributing resources to children and families, providing free access to technology and engaging the community.

Discover more about Here With You.


Transforming Health is an educational partnership of

WITF
WellSpan Health
Capital Blue Cross

WITF
Capital Blue Cross
WellSpan Health