Conversations with Health Equity Champions
The Root of the Issue shares the personal and professional journeys of nationally recognized health equity advocates and their work to end disparities in access to healthcare and basic needs in America. Our podcast provides inspiration to become involved in our collective quest for health equity and offers common sense solutions to the underlying injustices that prevent all Americans from living a life of health and well-being.
Michelline Davis on Advocating for Diversity in Medical Professions
Michelline Davis leads her organization's mission of creating greater representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in medical professions. By advocating for greater representation in the practice and leadership of healthcare, Davis is working for equity in employment, and as a result, greater health equity in in underserved communities.
Katy Crosby on Creating A Pathway to Generational Wealth Equity
Katy Crosby discusses the need for a focus on addressing economic wealth as a core to achieving health equity.
House Rules Chair McGovern on the White House Hunger Summit
Rep. Jim McGovern details the goals of the upcoming White House Summit on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
AARP Foundation’s Emily Allen on Increasing Equitable Outcomes
Emily Allen discusses AARP Foundation's work ending systemic barriers
Melissa Fox on Caring for Yourself in Order to Care for Others
Melissa Fox works to provide world-class prevention, treatment and wellness services that every individual, family and community achieves their greatest potential.
Randy Oostra On the Urgent Need for Health Equity in America.
ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra discusses the need to address the social determinants of health in America.