On this episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Teresa Chahine, the Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at Yale SOM. They discuss how social entrepreneurs use an interdisciplinary, iterative, community-centric approach to innovation to create self-sustaining solutions to problems in public health and other areas.
Seth Goldman called Coke’s decision to discontinue Honest Tea a “gut punch.” But the outcry from disappointed fans of the not-too-sweet drink have inspired him to return to tea.
Jenny Malseed ’05 of GlobalGiving explains what NGOs on the ground in Ukraine are experiencing and what they need to continue their work.
Wariness between partners can undermine potentially impactful projects. New research co-authored by Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine examines an ambitious project to deliver medicines across Africa and details the keys to building trust.
A collaboration between the nonprofit Ashoka and Trinity Church Wall Street, launched by Anne Evans ’78, aims to harness the passion among people of faith for making positive change.
While social entrepreneurs are often criticized for building parallel systems alongside public institutions, writes Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine, in the case of public health they can serve as a pathway to strengthen and complement the existing public health system, especially in low-resource settings.
Yale SOM’s Vahideh Manshadi and Scott Rodilitz worked with Food Rescue US to hone their strategy for connecting volunteers with food donations. Their findings can help other nonprofits harness the power of crowds for social good.
Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and a panel of experts discussed how businesses, financial firms, and regular investors can make choices that empower local businesses and increase opportunity.
John Wang SOM/YLS ’09, founder of the Queens Night Market, describes transforming the community camaraderie and diverse food that made the market a draw into a project to feed first responders.
The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn’t easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the capacity to impose restrictions or provide a social safety net for the unemployed.
Research by Yale SOM’s Rodrigo Canales and Tony Sheldon points toward a new model that brings together academics, policy makers, and NGOs from the beginning of the process in order to better integrate evidence generation into policy and practice.