7 episodes

Did the onset of COVID-19 and a racial awakening in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd create the perfect atmosphere for Kansas City to face its history? What impact do social policies have on our quality of life? What influences make some people healthy and others unhealthy? How can we create a community where everyone has a chance to live a long and healthy life? Join us as we explore the history, systems, and people that have shaped where we live, work, and play. Presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.

Anatomy of a Crisis: The Impact of Racism on Public Health in America Kansas City Public Library

    • Society & Culture
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Did the onset of COVID-19 and a racial awakening in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd create the perfect atmosphere for Kansas City to face its history? What impact do social policies have on our quality of life? What influences make some people healthy and others unhealthy? How can we create a community where everyone has a chance to live a long and healthy life? Join us as we explore the history, systems, and people that have shaped where we live, work, and play. Presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.

    COVID the Revealer

    COVID the Revealer

    Join Denesha Snell and Councilwoman Melissa Robinson as they discuss how COVID-19 revealed systems of disparities built on top of constructed racism negatively affect the lives of communities of color and, ultimately, us all and how to impact change in those systems. Read the Show Notes (PDF)

    • 43 min
    Building Inclusive, Powerful, and Healthy Communities

    Building Inclusive, Powerful, and Healthy Communities

    Join Denesha Snell and Qiana Thomason, CEO of the Health Forward Foundation, as they discuss solutions to address systemic racism and build health and wealth for whole community wellness.  Read the Show Notes (PDF)

    • 32 min
    Overcoming State Sponsored Segregation

    Overcoming State Sponsored Segregation

    Join Denesha Snell and Dr. Jacob Wagner as they discuss the effects of racist housing policies on Kansas City and housing solutions that can move our city towards more equitable practices.Read the Show Notes (PDF)

    • 39 min
    Confronting Environmental Racism

    Confronting Environmental Racism

    Join Denesha Snell, Beto Lugo Martinez, and Dr. Elizabeth Friedman with Clean Air Now as they discuss the segregation of pollution and environmental justice.Read the Show Notes (PDF)

    • 56 min
    Understanding Historical Systems on Mental Health

    Understanding Historical Systems on Mental Health

    Join Denesha Snell and Dr. Eric Shult, psychologist for University Health, as they discuss racist historical systems and their impact on mental health treatment, trauma, and toxic stress and how to move forward. Read the Show Notes (PDF)

    • 32 min
    Supporting Mental Health in the Black Community

    Supporting Mental Health in the Black Community

    Join our host Denesha Snell and therapists Tanise Smith and Centurion Johnson, founders of Journey Embraced KC, as they discuss trauma in the Black community, Black mental health practitioners, and access to mental health services. Read the Show Notes (PDF)

    • 40 min

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