Meeting our neighbors at the intersection of environmental justice and health equity.

“From the health community, we recognize that climate change is a public health issue, and we stand ready to address that. I’m so proud that this administration has named the first office in HHS that is going to address Climate Change and Health Equity.”  ~ Dr. Doris Browne

“Start by getting off the sidelines. If you are listening right now and you have heard some things that resonate with you, get off the sidelines, work within your sphere of influence, it is right there in your neighborhood. You have an important voice, you have gifts that are needed, and you are needed in this environmental justice work.”  ~ Nakisa Glover

“Lay down your buckets where you are. That was a famous quote from the great Booker T. Washington, who advocated for Black people to take their lives and destinies into their own hands. Go out and check on your neighbors right where you are.”  ~ Delegate Robbyn Lewis

“Young people, our future depends on you and your involvement to make our planet safe, safe from environmental hazards, and sustainable for generations to come.”  ~ Dr. Doris Browne

Welcome to this second special episode of The Health Disparities Podcast which is brought to you by the National Medical Association in association with the Movement is Life Caucus, focusing on the intersection of environmental justice and health equity. National Medical Association Past-President Dr. Doris Browne meets with Nakisa Glover, Sol Nation Executive Director, and Maryland Delegate Robbyn Lewis. Together they explore some examples of environmental issues that are disproportionately impacting the health of Black and Brown communities and suggest ways that everyone can get involved in making our planet safe from environmental hazards, and sustainable for generations to come. Sequel to Episode 101.