• Molly Ramsay

Impacts on our Health

Episode Summary

Tune in because Doug Crabtree is back for another enthralling discussion about the social determinants of health!

Doug shares his thoughts on the factors that affect our health and the quality of our lives. He highlights the habits that people have that could lead to a negative impact on their well-being. Doug also suggests some changes that everyone should apply to increase their lives’ expectancy. This way, he urges individuals to become responsible for their own lives and start changing for the better.

Doug believes that caring for others really matters and prompts everyone to start contributing to the community.

About our Guest - Doug Crabtree

Doug Crabtree is the Healthcare Administration program's first Executive in Residence (EIR). Crabtree recently retired from the Idaho Falls hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) where he worked as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 19 years. As the program’s EIR, Crabtree will take the role as an instructor in both graduate and undergraduate level HCA and Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) programs. In this role, Crabtree will also use his extensive background working in the healthcare administration field to provide academic program directors and the College of Business dean with advice in the initial launch of the MHA program.

Throughout his career, Crabtree has served in numerous high-level positions in the healthcare industry for over 30 years in addition to being the Idaho Hospital Association Chair twice.

Key Take-Aways

  • Quitting negative behaviours such as smoking, stress, and bad diet choices can improve one’s health and quality of life.

  • Every individual is accountable for his own health and personal well-being.

  • Your life’s quality is determined by a lot of determinants that most people neglect .

  • In some areas, your zip code is the most significant factor deciding your health.

  • Living in a least-effort society makes it harder to get along with the things that require more work and dedication.

  • Always remember the 3-4-50 rule; 3 behaviours, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and smoking cause 4 major, life-long illnesses that eliminate 50% of population's life.

  • Be the one in charge of your own health and quality of life.


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