Join in this soulful conversation with nationally known physician and PBS host Dr. Richard Jackson of the Designing Healthy Communities Series, viewed in 4 million homes in the United States. Dr. Jackson is professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer.
Dr. Jackson tells the story of his early childhood medical trauma getting his tonsils out and how these experiences informed his career choices as a pediatrician and, later, as a leader in public health. Learn the importance of the built environment in the hospital setting and how one children’s hospital built a hospital room on the highest floor of the building so that the children and their families could be “closest to heaven.”