"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease." "Wellness is the active process of becoming aware and of making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life [...] a dynamic process of change and growth." -World Health Organization. The Southland Health and Wellness Hour podcast meets at the intersection of health and wellness to discuss healthcare with an eye uniquely focused on South Chicago and its southern suburbs. Together with community members and healthcare experts, we're re-thinking, re-framing, and re-making important conversations about our community healthcare with community wellness as our goal. Community participation is key at the SHWH podcast. Our dialogues are driven by you. To ask questions or share your experiences, send us an email: email@example.com.
Are We All in this Together?
In this episode, guests, Janice A. Knox, Lead Community Ambassador at the University of Chicago Institute of Population anf Precision Health (IPPH), and Ashley McKinney, Mobile Unit Coordinator at the University of Chicago IPPH, discuss health inequities through the ages and how these inequities affect participation in biomedical research - from exclusion, to mistrust, to the disproportionate impact of Covid 19 on African American communities.
Who Does It Impact the Most and Why?
Cheryl Johnson , Executive Director of People for Community Recovery (PRC) and Dr. Lolita Cleveland, founder and CEO of CRUMB Enterprises, discuss the mechanics of racism and discrimination in Chicagoland and how it is impacting healthcare as we battle Covid 19.
Covid 19: It's Caught Us All Off Guard
Guests, Dr. Karriem Watson, Director of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science at the University of Illinois Cancer Center, and Instructor, UIC School of Public Heath, Community Health Sciences, and Governors State University graduate student, Christina Ruiz-Williams, join host, Tonya Roberson, Director of Community Engagement, Program Development, and Academic Support and an adjunct faculty member at Governors State University, to discuss the ins and outs of finding one's bearings in a global pandemic.