This podcast highlights disparities evidenced in common chronic conditions featured in the "vicious cycle" (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, mental health) and musculoskeletal/arthritis conditions, with emphasis on disparities and how social determinants of health impact these conditions and their management.
Bailouts and safety-net hospitals: A pandemic upside for well-financed institutions when others are sidelined?
At the height of the pandemic, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nur Nurbhai found himself helping out his colleague Dr. Eddie Black in the emergency room. All elective surgeries were cancelled, cutting off a vital revenue stream for the hospital.
Meeting people where they are has been key to equitable COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
This week our panel discusses the approaches that their organizations, community leaders and faith leaders have taken with bringing pandemic vaccine clinics to underserved populations, and their commitment to equitable vaccine distribution.
Community Interventions: The Ward Infinity Initiative in SE DC, & Operation Change in five other cities.
The community health design and innovation team at Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, invited communities in DC’s Wards 7 & 8 to help define their own solutions to health disparities and inequities. The resulting Ward Infinity social innovation program is now a model for community intervention.
Bruce Johnson: Author, health advocate & much-loved CBS reporter discusses health inequities.
For many years a familiar face on CBS in Washington DC, and winner of 22 Emmys, Bruce Johnson has made health awareness and equity part of his life’s mission. In this episode Bruce joins podcast host Dr. Mary O’Connor to explore the power of the media to solve our health disparities crisis.
Human Resources: Employers play an important role in promoting health equity.
More than 181 million Americans receive health coverage through employers, the largest source of health coverage for the nonelderly, covering 58% of the U.S. population.
Fund Black Scientists: How inequitable NIH funding perpetuates the disparities divide.
Dr. Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso and Dr. Kelly Stevens are part of a nationwide network of BME women faculty who are collectively arguing that the racial funding disparity by NIH is the most "insidious barrier to success of Black faculty in our profession".
Awesome podcast! As a first year medical student, I enjoy listening to these important discussions to address health disparities among communities. I know the next generation is the change medicine need right now. We must continue to open our ears to learn, not listen to respond. It’s easier to dismiss someone’s lived experiences than to try to walk in their shoes. Thank you so much for this amazing podcast.
Excellent content / Timely
Great podcast. Topics and guests are experts and challenge our way of thinking about the delivery of health care.
Illuminating and informative
I'm so glad I came across this podcast. Getting access to personal stories can teach us so much about what we need to do as a society to achieve equality among all Americans, especially Blacks and Hispanics. Health disparities have existed for a long time but we can do better. We HAVE to do better. Highly recommended for everyone!