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Dialogue: Disparities is a podcast discussing the socioeconomic determinants of health. Join the host Danlin as she navigates through some of the social injustices occurring in North America and their impact on health outcomes. This project is funded by the University of Toronto International Health Program.
 
We are two Black women discussing health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women and Black families. We examine current and historical cases of medical injustices within the American healthcare system. And we amplify organizations and individuals working with marginalized communities to improve health outcomes.
 
A new podcast with unfiltered, honest conversations about structural racism in health care and what we can do about it. We bring you interviews with experts in health care who speak candidly about the historical basis of racism in health, current events, and strategies for dismantling disparities. Created by the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. https://mghdisparitiessolutions.org/ Hosted by Aswita Tan-McGrory Produced by Karey Kenst The DSC is l ...
 
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It’s been over two years since COVID-19 put everyone’s plans on hold. Community wellness programs such as Operation Change had to be paused, and everyone did their best to stay healthy in their homes during lockdown. This Town Hall at the South Side YMCA in Chicago is a welcome return to community gatherings, and an opportunity for past participant…
 
Ania shares her story of domestic abuse and her passion for making sure other women don't go through the same thing as her by founding Shelter Movers in Montreal. Danlin asks Ania about how she wants people to treat survivors of domestic violence and the steps we can all take to be more supportive. Ania can be reached at ania@sheltermovers.com, and…
 
The Movement is Life Annual Caucus is a major event on the health equity conference calendar. With the theme of “Health Equity Beyond the Headlines,” this year’s meeting convenes an outstanding group of leaders who are defining and implementing real solutions to health inequities. Join Caucus Chair Dr. Mary O’Connor and Movement is Life’s inaugural…
 
Neal Neuberger has spent the past 35 years in Washington as a recognized leader for healthcare and information technology policy and strategy. In this episode, he will discuss telemedicine and the effect it can have on health disparity in rural areas. With host Bill Finerfrock.Movement is Life tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Danlin interviews her good friend and ex-roommate, Victoria, about her experiences living with Asperger's syndrome (a form of Autism Spectrum Disorder). Victoria shares how her disability affects her social life and grades at the University of Toronto, her parents' reaction to her diagnosis at age 5, as well as her thoughts on person-first language…
 
Medical notes capture information that informs decision making. They can also reveal how healthcare providers are judging their patients, and patients reading those notes can feel offended, shamed and stigmatized by what they read. Drawing from her work as a Latina primary care clinician and health equity advocate, and as a Harvard Professor, Dr. F…
 
We often hear about the role of microaggressions, macroaggressions, and atomic aggressions during discussions about health equity. Often driven by unconscious bias, microaggressions are intrinsic to the processes of marginalization, racism and sexism that impact both patients and providers during the complex interactions that occur every day in the…
 
In this episode we discuss the racist history of psychiatry and specific diagnoses used to silence and discredit African Americans fighting against racial injustices. And we highlight the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, a network of healers and medical practitioners working to intervene and transform generational trauma and violence in…
 
Dr. Mary O’Connor invites fellow surgeon and singing sensation Dr. Elvis Francois to share his story. Dr. Elvis found fame on "The Masked Singer" after recording and posting inspirational performances accompanied by fellow physician Dr. William Robinson. In this episode, Dr. Elvis talks about the importance of integrating humanity into medicine, an…
 
Content Warning: We discuss mental health, death, and suicide in this episode, listener discretion is advised. In this episode we point out some of the mental health disparities that exist in the African American community. We discuss our own mental health journeys, struggles, and what we have learned about ourselves. And we highlight BEAM, the Bla…
 
In this episode we discuss environmental racism and Black families. We cover Gordon Plaza, a New Orleans housing development specifically built for Black first time home buyers. The residents were not told that their dream homes were built on top of a landfill saturated with toxins harmful to their health. And we highlight the Residents of Gordon P…
 
Baton Rouge has created a culture of health through its public private partnerships. Using many creative approaches, Baton Rouge seeks to blend cooperation, competition, and personal responsibility, with civic leadership, health equity and community resources. Featuring Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Coletta Barrett from the Our Lady of th…
 
Content Warning: We discuss child abuse allegations and briefly mention suicide (22:50-23:05) in this episode, listener discretion is advised. In this episode we discuss how systems meant to protect children are traumatizing black families. We cover Syesha Mercado’s story, a black mother whose child was taken from her after trying to receive help w…
 
Google and YouTube have done a pretty good job of organizing the internet in a way that makes it quick and easy to find that one thing or website we need out of literally billions of options - including health information. In this episode, Dr. Graham and Dr. Gorham explore the theme of meeting people where they are, particularly where that place is…
 
In this episode we discuss Black midwives and Margaret Charles Smith’s story. She was a distinguished Alabama midwife who delivered over 3,500 babies and never lost a single mother during childbirth. And we highlight the National Black Midwives Alliance (NBMA), an organization that advocates for legislative actions that address disparities in mater…
 
As COVID-19 emerged during early 2020, people all over the world were feeling similar negative emotions. Operation Change leaders were learning the extent to which participants were feeling let down and unsupported, so they urgently looked for solutions. In this episode, our panel of Operation Change community leaders reflect on the impact that COV…
 
In this episode we discuss conservatorships and specifically how they are used for people with dementia. We cover Nichelle Nichols’ story, the groundbreaking African American actress known for her role in Star Trek. We delve into how people have prayed upon her vulnerability due to her dementia and the debate around her conservatorship. And we high…
 
With data from Pfizer suggesting that a 4th COVID-19 vaccine shot is needed for protection, we call attention to the unjust reality that most people living in low-income countries have yet to even get their 1st dose. This episode introduces WHO's COVAX program, civil society organizations, and evaluates their joint efforts to vaccinate impoverished…
 
For this episode of the Health Disparities Podcast, three members of the LaSure extended family gathered at the annual Movement is Life caucus to discuss their tradition of working in service to the greater good, a tradition which goes back many generations. Their discussion touches on aspects of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that these family m…
 
In this episode we discuss kidney disease and how it disproportionately affects African Americans. We cover Nichole Jefferson’s story, a black woman who was unable to get on the kidney transplant list due to a diagnostic kidney test that overestimates Black people’s kidney function compared to non-Blacks. And we highlight the Northwestern Medicine …
 
In this episode we continue our discussion of the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a horrendous example of medical exploitation inflicted upon African Americans. We cover how and why the study ended and its legacy. And we highlight PushBlack, a non-profit media organization that is dedicated to raising up Black voices. Visit the PushBlack website…
 
Hawaii has long held the record for the highest average life expectancy in the US. The islands also enjoy some of the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality numbers along with high vaccination rates. Dr. Green attributes near-universal healthcare coverage and a strong emphasis on primary care with Hawaiians good life expectancy, but Native Hawaiia…
 
In this episode we discuss the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a horrendous example of medical exploitation inflicted upon African Americans. And we highlight the United Negro College Fund that works to help underrepresented students become highly-qualified college graduates. Visit the United Negro College Fund’s website, https://uncf.org/, to l…
 
Back in the early days of the pandemic, SUNY Downstate President Dr. Wayne Riley found himself leading a major health system responsible for the care of some of the most vulnerable communities in New York City through unprecedented times. As the hospitals filled up with COVID patients his teams had to simultaneously support their staff and plan the…
 
This episode explains the science behind drug addiction (i.e. how our brains change with drug use) and the ongoing opioid crisis. Listen to find out how drug addiction is often driven by one's mental health challenges, lack of social support, housing circumstances, and childhood experiences—many of which are outside of one's control. Framing drug a…
 
In this episode we discuss Black maternal mortality and Kira Johnson, a black mother who died from a preventable hemorrhage after the birth of her second child. And we highlight 4Kira4Moms, the maternal health advocacy organization created by Kira’s husband Charles Johnson. Link to Charles Johnson’s interview describing Kira’s tragic story: https:/…
 
Recorded at the Movement is Life Caucus, our panel of health law thought leaders continue their discussion about the shaping of American law to reduce health disparities and protect human dignity. Featuring Frank McClellan, JD, LLM, Law Professor Emeritus from Temple University and author of “Healthcare and Human Dignity”; D. Deone Powell, ESQ, fro…
 
In this episode we discuss Dr. Susan Moore’s tragic battle with COVID-19. She was a black doctor who took to social media to expose a hospital's racially biased treatment she received as a patient. And we highlight Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist who was one of the scientists who helped develop the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19. Link to Dr. M…
 
Dr. Calvin Johnson, MD, MPH, has built his varied career at the intersections of medicine, data science, and public health. This episode explores a wide range of topics related to health equity in a fascinating discussion, including the historical significance of Morehouse School, the importance and vulnerability of safety net hospitals, addressing…
 
This is part two of our Marginalized Women and Brazilian Butt Lifts discussion. On this episode we continue our discussion about the dangers of the popular Brazilian Butt Lift cosmetic surgery procedure. We cover the stories of the victims of a notorious Miami clinic that performs many BBLs. And we highlight The Body Is Not An Apology, a movement s…
 
Kelly Bruno, President & CEO of the National Health Foundation joins us to discuss healthcare for the homeless. California has a disproportionate share of the nation’s homeless population, approximately 161,000 of the total homeless population of 580,000. The National Health Foundation, a California-based organization focused on recuperative care i…
 
This is part one of our Marginalized Women and Brazilian Butt Lifts discussion. On this episode we discuss the dangers of the popular Brazilian Butt Lift plastic surgery procedure. We cover a notorious Miami clinic that performs many BBLs, with some devastating results and the doctor who owns and operates this clinic, even though they are not a boa…
 
On this week’s episode we continue the discussion of Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells have made an enormous contribution to medicine and science. We talk about the complex distrust her family has of the medical system and their fight to control her story and her cells. And lastly, we highlight organizations created by the Lacks family to …
 
This is part one of our cervical cancer and Henrietta Lacks discussion. On this week’s episode we discuss Henrietta Lacks’ story and the disparity that remains in the diagnosis of and death from cervical cancer, especially in Black women. Henrietta Lacks is a Black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951 but her cells have lived on and have made …
 
This episode explores what HIV is and the less obvious reasons why there are higher rates of HIV among sex workers, transgender women, and communities of color. Specifically, we dive into how a person's occupation, income, race, and gender identity can influence their vulnerability to HIV. We also discuss the role of stigma and discrimination in pe…
 
On this week’s episode we discuss domestic violence and black women. We cover Marissa Alexander’s story, a black woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for protecting herself from her abusive estranged ex-husband. And we highlight Survived & Punished, a coalition working to free criminalized and incarcerated survivors. Resources: https://www.freemar…
 
On this week’s episode, we discuss breast cancer and black women. We cover Ericka Hart’s (pronouns: she/they) story, a queer black femme who was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer at 28. And we highlight Touch: The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, an advocacy organization founded by Ricki Fairley, a triple negative breast cancer survivor. Resource…
 
Distrust & Disparities discusses cases of current and historical medical injustices within the American healthcare system that have led to deep rooted distrust within black, indigenous, and other communities of color. We get into how we can overcome this systemic mistreatment, advocate for ourselves, and close the gap on poor health outcomes and di…
 
October is Physical Therapy Month, and this year the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has a new campaign. Orthopedist Dr. Mary O’Connor meets with Dr. Hadiya Green Guerrero, a senior practice specialist at APTA, and Dr. Drew Contreras, APTAs Vice President of Clinical Integration and Innovation, to discuss the #ChoosePT campaign. Dr. Gr…
 
“From the health community, we recognize that climate change is a public health issue, and we stand ready to address that. I’m so proud that this administration has named the first office in HHS that is going to address Climate Change and Health Equity.” ~ Dr. Doris Browne. Sequel to Episode 101.Movement is Life tarafından oluşturuldu
 
In this episode, co-hosts Danlin and Hajar discuss the rise of virtual healthcare amid the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for patients in the future. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth replacing in-person care, especially for taboo health problems such as sexual and mental health. Also, we discuss how telehealth exacerba…
 
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), originally called Workplace Affinity Groups, began in the 1960s in response to racial tensions in the United States. These groups have roots in the desire to advocate for employees and give them a space at work to be their best authentic selves. To what extent are ERGs making a difference in benefiting employees, th…
 
In her book Flatling, released in 2019, Dr. Adia Wingfield articulated how the burden of equity initiatives furthering diversity and inclusion in healthcare is being disproportionately shouldered by the very populations these initiatives intend to support. Today our panel revisits Flatlining and explores the additional implications of the pandemic …
 
After experiencing care that did not align with her expectations, Sheena Franklin has embarked on a mission to make dermatology more accessible and equitable. In today’s episode K’ept Health CEO Sheena Franklin discusses how innovation can take us closer to personalized and equitable healthcare.Movement is Life tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Our diverse panel of professionals share many experiences that shaped their development, and insights they gleaned along the way, as they overcame barriers such as bias and microaggressions to achieve their career and life goals.Movement is Life tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Part 2: COVID-19 context. A group of independent and competing organizations decided to work together collaboratively so that their community health needs assessment (CHNA) covers more people and a larger area. Our panel continues their discussion about this novel, collaborative, community-wide model for completing a CHNA, and explores how it enabl…
 
In this episode, we talk about the financial, cultural, and social barriers faced by individuals seeking mental health services. We also highlight racialized and gendered disparities in mental health, with an elaborate discussion on the impact of societal gender norms on men's mental health. Moreover, we examine how the media perpetuates stigma aro…
 
Part 1. Community health needs assessments and implementation strategies are required for tax-exempt hospitals as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They provide a framework to improve coordination of hospital community benefits with other efforts to improve community health.…
 
June 5th is World Environment Day, an initiative of the United Nations, and part of the framework that ended the ozone layer crisis. But now there are new environmental crises looming large and threatening our most vulnerable populations.Movement is Life tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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