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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.
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When an accomplished surgeon sees his own father struggle with arthritis, he knows there are some structural problems in play. HSS surgeon Dr. Michael Parks shares some insights into the processes behind health disparities (or health differences as he prefers to say).» listen now
Tammy Huff, MD discusses how rural health disparities are driven by many logistical challenges in remote and underserved areas, where limited public transport and hospital closures make access to care increasingly difficult.» listen now
Deborah Coplin-Hall, MS, RN and Carla Harwell, MD discuss how nurses have been at the forefront of screening patients for social determinants for decades, only now are social determinants and cultural competency being taught, structured and systematized.» listen now
Brigham and Women’s nurse Sasha Dubois, MSN, RN discusses how racial segregation, gentrification, and displacement in her native Boston can create “healthcare access deserts” that fuel health disparities, even in an area where there are a number of high-quality hospitals.» listen now
Lyn Peugeot MSN, RN, is a nurse focused on hospice care, and has recently completed her doctoral research project looking at dementia diagnosis in African Americans. She discusses her concerns about the relatively low percentage of African Americans who choose hospice care, which may be less about access and more due to misperceptions about the role of hospice and its implications.» listen now
Dr. Debra A. Toney PHD, RN, FAAN, is Vice President of Quality Management at Nevada Health Centers, President of NCEMNA and a past president of NBNA. She discusses her groups approach to population health management in Nevada, a primarily rural population where remoteness is a major factor in health disparities.» listen now
Pediatric ICU nurse Carter Todd RN, MS, CCRN, switched from athletics to nursing and this changed his life completely. On graduation he realized he could help both his community and the nursing profession by advocating for greater workforce diversity.» listen now
Incoming NBNA President Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, shares her priorities for the organization as she becomes its 13th President. As the NBNA approaches its 50th anniversary in 2021, Martha is planning to highlight its founders and past leaders, and to focus on emphasizing the importance of meeting patients where they are, before they get sick.» listen now
7. The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA): Professional development leadership and supporting minority inclusion in health research.
9. Primary care, private practice: A dedicated physician tackles zip code related health disparities.
10. Going beyond disparities and competency: why we need to focus on achieving health equity and cultural proficiency.
11. NBNA’s 50th Anniversary vision: Getting patients engaged in their own health by moving away from the illness model.
15. Access deserts, Magnet designation, and comorbidity management centers in Boston. Featuring Sasha Dubois.
16. Nurses have always understood the social determinants of health. Now the world is catching up. Featuring Deborah Coplin-Hall.
17. How risk adjustment payments could help complex conditions in rural areas. Featuring Tammy Huff.