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The Health Disparities Podcast, From Movement is Life. Conversations about health disparities with people working to eliminate them.

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.

The Health Disparities Podcast Episodes

The Operation Change Program Overview Part 2, with Christin Zollicoffer

Chicago community leader Christin Zollicoffer discusses how Operation Change has evolved and explores some of the profound and life-changing experiences she has witnessed working with her local participants.
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Operation Change Program Overview Part 1, with Dr. Yashika Watkins

Dr. Yashika Watkins details some of the underpinnings of the Operation Change program and shares insights into how the program can be replicated. This is the first in a series of podcasts exploring the Operation Change program, which will include testimonials from program leaders and participant case reports.
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OrthoInfo: An orthopedics website made for patients is also helpful to physicians. Featuring Dr. Stuart Fischer

Every month millions of patients visit Orthoinfo.org, a patient oriented orthopedics website from AAOS. Dr. Stuart Fischer leads the editorial team, which produces the content and translates articles into multiple languages.
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Meeting Report: The UVA Healing Hate Conference examined new collaborations and socio-legal frameworks to tackle the injustices of health disparities. Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew. Part 4 or our Healing Hate Conference series.

A multitude of key health disparity indices show that we have not seen significant progress in narrowing the gap between minority and majority populations since the landmark report “Unequal Treatment” in 2003.
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Words not weapons: A psychiatry expert discusses the impact of gun violence on community mental health, and how prior history of violence, victims of violence, and substance use disorders are far greater predictors of gun use than chronic mental health conditions. Featuring Dr Rahn Bailey. Part 3/4 of our Healing Hate conference series.

Dr Rahn Bailey discusses how for decades discrimination has played a central role in health disparities, and how gun violence compounds the problem through traumatic experiences, chronic stress and behavioral consequences.
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COVID-19 Pandemic 9: Focus on the Southern States with The Balm in Gilead founder and CEO Dr. Pernessa Seele

Reverend Willis Steele hosts a discussion about the impact of COVID-19 in Southern states with Dr. Pernessa Seele, the CEO and founder of The Balm in Gilead, a faith-based organization that provides support to people and their families with chronic diseases such as diabetes, as well as working for the prevention of HIV and AIDS.
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Collaboration is the cure: Dr Vivian Pinn calls for renewed efforts to bring about health equity through interdisciplinary collaboration and socio-political participation, and discusses her life and historic achievements. Part 2/4 of our Healing Hate Conference series.

Speaking at the university where she was the only female and only African American student in her class, and in the auditorium named for her, Healing Hate conference keynote speaker Dr Vivian Pinn reflects on progressing her career during eras of segregation, discrimination, and civil rights.
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COVID-19 Pandemic 8: Rural Health Disparities & COVID-19 Panel.

Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director at the National Association of Rural Health Clinics, hosts an in-depth discussion about rural health disparities with a panel of experts from across the US.
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Exploring the “invisible knapsack” concept developed by Peggy McIntosh to understand privilege and power in the context of health and diversity. Featuring Christina Jimenez, PhD.

Christina Jimenez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, and an expert in the processes of privilege that can both limit and promote opportunities for individuals, dependent on factors such as race, ethnicity, gender and class.
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COVID-19 Pandemic 7: Both pandemic and syndemic – how clusters of preexisting comorbid conditions have driven up fatalities. Featuring Dr. Emily Mendenhall and Dr. Robert Like.

Medical anthropology may not be the first discipline we associate with public health, but it provides perspectives that are vital to understanding the many and complex intersections at the root of health disparities.
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Advancing health justice: UVA Law Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew offers a powerful and passionate discourse on discriminatory healthcare as health disparities enabler, and how socio-legal frameworks are part of the solution. Part 1/4 of our Healing Hate Conference series.

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew is a leader in public health who focuses on structural and racial disparities in health care. In this podcast she discusses vast inequalities we see in health access and health outcomes between majority and minority populations, which she says are derived from systematic segregation, discrimination and racism.
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COVID-19 Pandemic 6: Let’s talk about Privilege. Dr. Eddie Moore & Dr. Christina Jimenez.

Privilege is when a person or group enjoys an unearned advantage over other(s). As the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically highlighted, those with less privilege often pay the ultimate price in times of crisis.
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