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We are two Black women discussing health disparities that disproportionately affect the Black community. 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.

Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities Jasmyn Moore & Camille White

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

We are two Black women discussing health disparities that disproportionately affect the Black community. 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.

    Structural Racism’s Lasting Impact on Black Women in Healthcare

    Structural Racism’s Lasting Impact on Black Women in Healthcare

    In this episode we discuss a research study that examines the lasting impact of structural racism on Black women healthcare workers in the U.S., including low wages and hazardous working conditions.
     
    And we highlight The Center for Advancing Racial Equity and Job Quality in Long-Term Care, a national hub centering BIPOC women and immigrant caregivers to build an equitable caregiving infrastructure in the U.S.
     
    Visit The Center for Equity to learn more about their work to develop innovative workforce policies. Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.
     
    If you would like to suggest a topic, guest, or organization email us at distrustanddisparities@gmail.com.
     
    Visit the Distrust & Disparities website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
     
    Visit our Buy Me A Coffee page to support the podcast.
     
    Use our special link* to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.
     
    *This is an affiliate link and Distrust & Disparities may receive a commission at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase.
     
    Sources
    Structural Racism And Black Women’s Employment In The US Health Care Sector
     
    Black women are overrepresented and underpaid in health care's toughest jobs, study shows | The Washington Post

    • 51 min
    “Black Angels” (Nurses) and the Fight Against Tuberculosis and Racism

    “Black Angels” (Nurses) and the Fight Against Tuberculosis and Racism

    In this episode we discuss the courageous and resilient Black nurses who treated patients with the highly contagious tuberculosis and played pivotal roles in discovering the cure for the disease. 
     
    And we highlight the National Black Nurses Association serving as the voice for Black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities, and improving health.
     
    Visit the National Black Nurses Association website to learn more about the organization, become a member, and access their resources. Follow NBNA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
     
    HBCU Nursing Programs & Schools
     
    If you would like to suggest a topic, guest, or organization email us at distrustanddisparities@gmail.com.
     
    Visit the Distrust & Disparities website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
     
    Visit our Buy Me A Coffee page to support the podcast.
     
    Use our special link* to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.
     
    *This is an affiliate link and Distrust & Disparities may receive a commission at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase.
     
    Audio Clip
    Meet Virginia Allen - One of the Last Surviving "Black Angels" | Visit Staten Island
     
    Sources
    Virginia Allen and the Black Angels | Campaign for Action
     
    How Black Nurses Were Recruited to Staten Island to Fight a Deadly Disease | The New York Times
     
    The Untold Stories of 7 Black Angels, Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis | Nurse.org
     
    The Black Angels of Sea View | Angels in Medicine
     
    Remembering the Forgotten “Black Angels” | Nursing Clio

    • 45 min
    Reflecting on Black Maternal Health Week & Hopeful Solutions

    Reflecting on Black Maternal Health Week & Hopeful Solutions

    In this episode we discuss the 2024 theme for Black Maternal Health Week and have a conversation about the things that give us hope and joy for Black birthing people.
     
    If you would like to suggest a topic, guest, or organization email us at distrustanddisparities@gmail.com.
     
    Visit the Distrust & Disparities website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
     
    Visit our Buy Me A Coffee page to support the podcast.
     
    Use our special link* to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.
     
    *This is an affiliate link and Distrust & Disparities may receive a commission at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase.
     
    Sources 
     
    Black Mamas Matter
     
    Birthing Black: Community Birth Centers as Portals to Gentle Futures - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly.
     
    The Bridge Project

    • 52 min
    Environmental Racism - Lowndes County, Alabama & The Right to Basic Sanitation

    Environmental Racism - Lowndes County, Alabama & The Right to Basic Sanitation

    In this episode we discuss the sewage crisis in Lowndes County, a predominantly Black county in Alabama that has been dealing with wastewater issues for decades. 
     
    And we highlight Catherine Coleman Flowers, an environmental and climate justice activist working to address the inadequate waste and water sanitation infrastructures in rural communities in the U.S.
     
    Visit Catherine’s website to learn more about her environmental activism, check out her book Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret*, and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
     
    If you would like to suggest a topic, guest, or organization email us at distrustanddisparities@gmail.com.
     
    Visit the Distrust & Disparities website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
     
    Visit our Buy Me A Coffee page to support the podcast.
     
    Use our special link* to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.
     
    *These are affiliate links and Distrust & Disparities may receive a commission at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase.
     
    Audio Clip
    Confronting Failing Wastewater Systems | Catherine Flowers | TEDxFoggyBottom
     
    Sources 
    The Heavy Toll of the Black Belt’s Wastewater Crisis | The New Yorker
     
    Sanitation Problems Have Plagued Black Residents of an Alabama County for Decades. The Government Might Finally Do Something About It | TIME
     
    How Does a Septic System Work? | Southwest EFC
     
    Alabama Black Belt Becomes Environmental Justice Test Case: Is Sanitation a Civil Right? | Inside Climate News
     
    Black Alabamians endured poor sewage for decades. Now they may see justice. | The Washington Post
     
    Battling America's 'dirty secret' | The Washington Post

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Healing Through Literacy

    Healing Through Literacy

    Content Warning: We briefly discuss suicide in this episode, listener discretion is advised.
     
    In this episode Jasmyn discusses finding inspiration and motivation from books written by and for Black women. 
     
    And we highlight The Free Black Women’s Library, a community library that centers Black women and Black non-binary writers through a variety of free events, workshops, and public programs.
     
    Visit The Free Black Women’s Library website to learn more about the Black feminist literary social art project, upcoming events, suggested readings, and to support their work. Join their Patreon for free or choose a monthly membership. And follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
     
    Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism* by Jenn M. Jackson
     
    All The Black Girls Are Activists: A Fourth Wave Womanist Pursuit of Dreams as Radical Resistance* by EbonyJanice Moore
     
    All The Black Girls Are Bestsellers Campaign
     
    If you would like to suggest a topic, guest, or organization email us at distrustanddisparities@gmail.com.
     
    Visit the Distrust & Disparities website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
     
    Visit our Buy Me A Coffee page to support the podcast.
     
    Use our special link* to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.
     
    *These are affiliate links and Distrust & Disparities may receive a commission at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase.

    • 48 min
    A Miscarriage of Justice - Brittany Watts’ Story

    A Miscarriage of Justice - Brittany Watts’ Story

    Content Warning: We discuss pregnancy complications, miscarriages, stillbirths, and abortions in this episode, listener discretion is advised.
     
    In this episode we cover the heartbreaking story of Brittany Watts. A Black woman from Ohio who was prosecuted after experiencing a pregnancy loss.
     
    And we highlight In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, a national-state partnership working to secure reproductive rights for all women, girls, and gender-expansive people.
     
    Visit the In Our Own Voice website to learn more about their reproductive justice work, access resources, and support their mission. And follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
     
    If you would like to suggest a topic, guest, or organization email us at distrustanddisparities@gmail.com.
     
    Visit the Distrust & Disparities website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
     
    Visit our Buy Me A Coffee page to support the podcast.
     
    Use our special link* to save 30% off your first month of any Zencastr paid plan.
     
    *This is an affiliate link and Distrust & Disparities may receive a commission at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase.
     
    Audio Clips
    Brittany Watts on being arrested after miscarriage: "I never said...I didn't want my baby."
     
    Resources 
    Brittany Watts, Ohio woman charged with felony after miscarriage at home, describes shock of her arrest - CBS News
     
    A Nurse Called Police After a Black Woman Miscarried—There’s a History to That – Mother Jones
     
    Ohio woman who miscarried at home won't be charged with corpse abuse, grand jury decides

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

JustShayShay ,

Highly recommend

Very Informative and Insightful

T-Sawg ,

Must Listen ‼️

This podcast is amazing! Jasmyn and Camille do a really great job with breaking down relevant and important health topics and making it digestible for everyday people. I’ve learned so much just from listening to the episodes. Go listen, now!

Kjkamk ,

Knowledgeable women!

Not only do I appreciate your perspective as nurses and healthcare professionals, but to hear your reaction as black women is very enlightening. Please keep doing what you’re doing. If we don’t know, we can’t improve. If we don’t acknowledge the problem, we can’t fix it.

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