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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

Deanna’s Story: “It Changed my Whole Way of Thinking.” How Operation Change helped Deanna Find Pride and Purpose.

Living in rural Kentucky has its challenges, and Deanna at 74 was feeling unhappy that she had constant back pain and her health seemed in decline.
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Wanda’s Story: “It’s a Game Changer.” After Thinking it’s Too Late to Change, a Program Made Wanda Stop, Think & Reset.

We revisit our Operation Change series with a trip to Hazard, Kentucky. Wanda initially thought an 18-week health education program was a huge time commitment, and that maybe it was too late to make changes.
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Uncomfortable Truths, Inspiring Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Young Health Professionals.

Five young health professionals and an experienced mentor make the future look brighter as they share insights and experiences of overcoming bias and racism.
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The Heart of Diversity & Inclusion: A Cardiologists’ Perspective. Featuring Dr. Sharonne Hayes.

Despite progress, heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in America. Not only does heart disease have a disproportionate impact on different populations, it also has a direct bearing on the severity of COVID-19 infection.
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America Needs More Minority Doctors & Nurses: Why & How. Featuring Dr. Melvyn Harrington.

It’s a well-known fact that women do better with female doctors, and minorities do better with doctors that look like them, but both demographics are underrepresented in surgical medicine.
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Eliminating Bias as Part of Professionalism. Featuring Dr. Augustus White III.

Dr. Augustus White is a pioneering African American physician and Harvard Professor and a leading researcher and writer about unconscious and implicit bias in medicine.
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COVID-19 is Particularly Tough on Native Americans. Here’s Why We Should All Care About That. Featuring Dr. Holly Pilson, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

There are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States, all of which were promised healthcare and other services as part of resettlement programs. But having limited democratic power and leverage, health services for Natives have been neglected over many decades.
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Taking COVID-19 Testing to the People in Jacksonville, Florida. Featuring Ann-Marie Knight, MHA, FACHE.

With Florida emerging as the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, care providers in Jacksonville knew they had to intervene decisively with a testing plan for all populations, including the most vulnerable.
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Operation Change Community Report: Chicago with Christin Zollicoffer

Operation Change Chicago was the prototype of this community intervention program, and has run numerous series that have enabled the model to evolve.
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Operation Change Community Report: Hazard, Kentucky, with Keisha Hudson

Every iteration of Operation Change has a unique aspect. There may be certain chronic health conditions that are common to urban, suburban and rural communities, but the needs of different communities vary greatly.
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Operation Change Community Report: St. Louis, Missouri, with Darlene Donegan.

Historic St. Louis was the location for an Operation Change program led by Darlene Donegan, an educator and yoga teacher who is very active in her community.
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Operation Change Community Report: Salvation Army Kroc Center, San Diego, with Miriam Rodriguez

Based in the Salvation Army Kroc Center in eastern San Diego, Miriam Rodriguez and her team used their local connections to build the first Operation Change program to be delivered in the Spanish language.
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The Health Disparities Podcast, From Movement is Life

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