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Elevating Black lives through Health Literacy Education and Inspiration. Airing episodes every 1st and 3rd Self Care Sunday of each month.

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BLACK HEALTH LIT Hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH

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Elevating Black lives through Health Literacy Education and Inspiration. Airing episodes every 1st and 3rd Self Care Sunday of each month.

Let's Connect:

IG: @blackhealthlit
Twitter: @blackhealthlit
Website: www.blackhealthlit.org Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhealthlit/support

    Decoding Obesity

    Decoding Obesity

    Did you know that Black American women have the highest rates of obesity in the United States? About 4 out of 5 Black American women and 7 out of 10 men are overweight or obese. When we are overweight or obese we are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats, diabetes and LDL cholesterol which increases our risk of heart disease and stroke. Today’s episode is titled “Decoding Obesity”. I had a chance to talk with Dr. Jamy Ard, MD about obesity as disease, food swamps, obesity, treatment barriers, legislation, and how we can all take action to get legislation passed for the treatment of obesity.

    Dr. Ard is a clinical researcher focused on studying strategies to treat obesity in adults. He co-directs the Wake Forest Baptist Health Weight Management Center, where he oversees the medical weight management programs. In their center, their teams use a variety of state-of-the-art approaches to treat obesity, ranging from surgery and medications to lifestyle therapy with remote monitoring. He has particular interests in working with specific populations of adults who either suffer from obesity disparities or where obesity treatment is particularly challenging. This includes individuals from ethnic minority groups like African Americans, older adults, and those with severe obesity. He is also a HBCU graduate of Morehouse College and has been a featured as a contributor in Blavity News.

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    Twitter: @blackhealthlit, @drard

    Website(s):

    www.blackhealthlit.org

    https://obesitycareadvocacynetwork.com/advocacy/TROA


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    • 44 min
    Let's Talk Sex

    Let's Talk Sex

    September is National Sexual Health Awareness Month!!! On the "Let's Talk Sex" episode host Rachel 'Rae' Crowder had a chance to talk with Alexis Thompson who currently works as a health educator for the Florida Department of Health Sarasota County. Feeding her love of science and community health, Alexis received a Master’s Degree in Medical Science from the University of South Florida. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from George Washington University. Throughout her professional public health career, Alexis has worked with multiple nonprofit organizations globally promoting healthcare access and literacy; specializing in reproductive health. Alexis continues to nurture her unwavering passion for eliminating health disparities by dedicating her efforts to several community initiatives. During her free time Alexis can be found snapping photos for her photography business, traveling or spending time with her family.

    Tune in to the "Let's Talk Sex" episode for tips on STD/STI testing, safe sex, and advocating for yourself. 

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    IG: @blackhealthlit @lex_theexplorer

    Twitter: @blackhealthlit

    Website(s):

    www.blackhealthlit.org


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    • 46 min
    Getting to Happy

    Getting to Happy

    On the "Getting to Happy" episode host Rachel ‘Rae’ Crowder had a conversation with Ashley Grayson, PHR  about her journey from postpartum depression to pure joy and happiness. 

    Ashley is a Professional in Human Resources, a mother, wife and native of Columbus, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from The Ohio State University. Ashley serves as Talent Acquisition Specialist with American Electric Power. In her role she is responsible for managing the recruitment strategies and employment opportunities of associates. She also manages the company’s associate culture and engagement programs.

    In addition to her professional work, she is passionate about service to the community. Ashley served on the Executive Leadership Board of Columbus Urban League Young Professionals as Membership Chair. She is a dedicated member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. where she has served in various leadership positions.

    In relation to Ashley’s side hustles, she is the Founder of Allure Events LLC, Just Friends 614, and new Owner of The Antique Suite event venue. Through her various platforms, she has been able to create empowering and uplifting experiences, execute visions, and make lasting impressions on the hearts and minds of all people.

    Let's Connect:

    IG: @blackhealthlit, mzashley_allure

    Twitter: @blackhealthlit

    Website(s):

    www.blackhealthlit.org


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    • 37 min
    The Boob Effect: Breast Babies and OUR Health

    The Boob Effect: Breast Babies and OUR Health

    August is National Breastfeeding Month; even though  the debate about whether or not to breastfeed is ongoing, the health benefits cannot be denied. According to the World Health Organization, universal breastfeeding could save about 820,000 infant lives each year. On the The "Boob Effect: Breast Babies and OUR Health" episode host Rachel ‘Rae’ Crowder had a conversation with Maqsooda Bryant who is a NICU Registered Nurse, Midwife Student, Mother to 2, and currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. 

    Let's Connect:

    IG: @blackhealthlit, _melaninmamas

    Twitter: @blackhealthlit

    Website(s):

    www.blackhealthlit.org

    https://www.melaninmamas.com/links


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    • 35 min
    Becoming Vegan: Plant-Based Living

    Becoming Vegan: Plant-Based Living

    On the “Becoming Vegan: Plant-Based Living” episode host Rachel ‘Rae’ Crowder had a conversation with Ernest Levert Jr. about his personal experience with transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle. Get the real from Ernest and tips on easing into a vegan/plant-based lifestyle, dealing with peer pressure, and how you can learn more about a vegan/plant-based lifestyle.

    Let's Connect:

    IG: @blackhealthlit, @free.radicle

    Twitter: @blackhealthlit

    Website(s):

    www.blackhealthlit.org

    https://www.theroichess.org/


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    • 37 min
    Racism as a Public Health Crisis Pt. 1

    Racism as a Public Health Crisis Pt. 1

    On the “Racism as a Public Health Crisis Pt. 1” episode host Rachel ‘Rae’ Crowder had a conversation with Niyah Walters, Esq. about how racism shows up in healthcare, why representation matters, and what we can do as a community to improve OUR health. We'll also talk about the lack of representation for people of color in the healthcare industry and how this impacts our health. 

    Let's Connect:

    IG: @blackhealthlit, @pettynpretty07

    Twitter: @blackhealthlit

    Website(s):

    www.blackhealthlit.org


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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

techhead84 ,

Phenomenal podcast and about time!

Bookmarked! This podcast is down to earth, informative, and focuses on topics that mean a lot to a lot of people. The guest speakers offer fresh perspectives on the topic of black health that we don’t hear in the mainstream media, but are extremely important for us (everyone) to understand.

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