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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.
Special Edition: COVID-19 Pandemic Podcasts
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.» listen now
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.» listen now
Alameda County is home to 1.7M diverse Californians who have long experienced health disparities. Alameda Hospital System (AHS) CEO Delvecchio Finley takes us inside the workings of AHS as they adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak.» listen now
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people of color is rightly making headlines. Reverend Dr. Franklyn Richardson of Grace Baptist Church in New York, a national leader for social justice, has seen his online church attendance blossom from 2,000 to 9,000 live-streams, and his church is feeding at least 500 families very week.» listen now
Care providers taking care of joint replacement and broken bones are having to adapt their practices during the pandemic. In this podcast orthopedic surgeons from Connecticut, Georgia and Pennsylvania meet online to discuss some of the changes their health systems are making.» listen now
The COVID-19 podcast everyone needs to hear. Four experienced doctors working on the frontlines of healthcare share their words of wisdom. Together they discuss the important subjects...» listen now
Nobody can ignore the COVID-19 pandemic. But will some communities be hit harder than others? What are the implications for people with diabetes and obesity? Will everyone be able to access care if they need it?» listen now
The Health Disparities Podcast Episodes
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.» listen now
Marking National Nurses Week 2020 and the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth, nurse advocates and leaders from across the U.S. meet to celebrate the nursing profession and discuss many topics, including its diversity, future aspirations, and their nursing heroes. Featuring Rose Gonzalez, Millicent Gorham, Charla Johnson, Julie Kneedler, Doreen Johnson, and Mary Behrens.» listen now
As a physician interested in health policy, UPMC orthopedic surgeon MaCalus Hogan MD, MBA, has helped develop cutting edge approaches. The University of Pittsburgh payer-provider model enables innovations in technology and delivery models, including value-based approaches that pre-date the Affordable Care Act era.» listen now
The circumstances around early childhood development have ramifications throughout a person’s life. Ronnie Musgrove, Governor of Mississippi between 2000 and 2004 discusses his conviction that early intervention is vital to good outcomes across education, health and the local economy.» listen now
Healthcare payment systems are so complicated that when it comes to fitting all the pieces together, hope may be the dominant strategy. Too often, policies and initiatives designed to improve healthcare quality hit a roadblock in payment systems, and the money cannot follow good intent.» listen now
Dr. Claire Pomeroy continues her discussion with Dr. Bonnie Simpson Mason, considering how extensive rural poverty underpins rural health disparities, and how these are being made worse by hospital closures.» listen now
Social determinants of health, the life circumstances in which we are born, educated, work and play, are powerful drivers of as much as 90% of our health status. Lasker Foundation President Dr Claire Pomeroy discusses ways that race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, the safety of our neighborhoods, having good access to food, and feeling part of a community all combine to impact health.» listen now
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS is an obesity medicine physician scientist, educator, and policy maker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a national and international sought-after expert in obesity medicine who bridges the intersection of medicine, public health, policy, and disparities.» listen now
The Health Disparities Podcast Episodes
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.
18. What if your father struggles with arthritis – and you are a physician? Featuring Michael Parks.
20. Advocating for physical activity at the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses. Featuring Doreen Johnson.
21. The increasing role of nurse practitioners in reducing health disparities. Featuring Mary Behrens.
25. How surgeons can improve success rates and reduce disparities by incorporating broader education. Featuring Tamara Huff, MD.
26. Vanguard Award winner describes her work to address racial health disparities in Wisconsin. Featuring Dr. Patricia McManus
27. Addressing gang violence can teach us much about public health and inclusiveness. Featuring Father Gregory Boyle.
28. To avoid racial bias, technology-based solutions need diverse voices at each stage of development. Featuring Adrienne White-Faines.
29. Weight bias. Obesity specialist Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, discusses what’s behind the most common form of bias in the US, how that bias causes stress, and the role of stress in obesity.
31. How the Lasker Foundation champions the importance of social determinants to all aspects of research and to shifting focus upstream. Featuring Dr. Claire Pomeroy.
33. Rural health disparities, and a checklist of solutions for addressing social determinants of health. Featuring Dr. Claire Pomeroy.
35. How payment systems can be reformed to improve quality, reduce disparities, and stop rural hospitals closing. Featuring Harold Miller.
36. Tackling disparities from kindergarten up: a Mississippi Governors’ tale. Featuring Ronnie Musgrove.
37. Leading health policy towards equity, peer mentorship, and taking advantage of a crack in the door. Featuring MaCalus Hogan, MD.
38. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, featuring Rev. Dr. W Franklyn Richardson.
39. Safety-net hospital group CEO Delvecchio Finley describes the challenges of COVID-19 for safety-net hospitals.
42. 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.