120 - Dr. Rich Besser, President & CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on Building a Culture of Health in America’s Communities


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Dr. Richard Besser is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest private foundation in the country devoted solely to improving the nation’s health.

A practicing pediatrician, Dr. Besser is also the former acting director for CDC, and ABC News’ former chief health and medical editor.

Dr. Besser is a leading voice on the importance of health equity, advocating for racial justice, full inclusion of people with disabilities, and a COVID-19 response and recovery that prioritizes those most impacted.

In our conversation today, you’ll hear how a 14-mile difference in where you’re born can translate into a 14-year difference in life expectancy, and what we can do about it.

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