From the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative and the Media Innovation Center at Northern Arizona University, this is Fairness First, a podcast dedicated to exploring issues of health equity in the Southwest – with a special focus on health equity in Northern Arizona. Here, we believe that good health starts in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, work, and other places that we find ourselves spending time in our communities. Most importantly, everyone deserves a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible in their community despite where they live.
Fairness First: Episode 3, Part 1 ––A SHARED VISION FOR HEALTH EQUITY
How comfortable do you think that senior management at your organization feel talking about discrimination, race and racism?
This is one of the questions included in the Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) that addressed the social, environmental and economic conditions that impact the health and well-being of communities in Northern Arizona. Join Alexandra Samarron and Dulce Jiménez, researchers with the Center for Health Equity Research, in a conversation with Lisa Blyth, Yavapai County Regional Director for First Things First - Arizona’s early childhood agency, committed to the healthy development and learning of young children from birth to age.
Listen to how after being a participant of the RHES, Lisa has engaged in deep reflections on social justice, racial inequity, and the action needed to engage in personal and organizational level transformation to advance health equity.
The Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) was produced by the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative Funded by NIH 1U54MD012388.
Fairness First health equity podcast
Alexandra Samarron and Carmenlita Chief discuss community-campus partnerships with Emery Eaves, medical anthropologist (Northern Arizona University), Rita Wright, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Social Work (NAU) and community partner Marca McCallie, co-founder of Sage Home, a recovery-oriented system of care for families battling substance abuse.
What Is Health Equity Any Way?
Health equity is a term that has gained popularity in recent years, especially in the public health sector. But what is it? According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. In this episode, listen to conversations about the values, practices and dialogue involving health equity work and its influence in creating healthier and inclusive communities in the Southwest.