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On Oct. 20th, we will be starting a conversation about mental health in the Latino community to help #stopthestigma and share resources.
Our special guest is Cuban-American blogger Sonia Guerra — aka Bohemian Babushka — who is leading Nunca Alone (Never Alone) — a team uniting Latino influencers in social media, blogging and marketing — will participate in the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks being held in Broward County, Florida on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
The group aspires to be the largest gathering of Latinos to help benefit this grassroots, non-profit organization while creating awareness about social stigmas and mental health in Latino culture. Guerra experienced the direct effects of this stigma in her own family and wants to spread the word to help Latinos, women and other communities that shy away from
This week another mass shooting took place. We all waited to see a picture of the shooter while silently hoping he was not black. The next question... "What made him do something like that? What made Chris Lighty, Lee Thompson Young, Don Cornelius and many others who are not in the public eye take their own lives? It is the thing we are unwilling to discuss...MENTAL HEALTH. Are you willing to discuss mental health issues??
Join your host, Dr. Susan Gardner and Michael Simon, Manager Office of the President and Board of Trustees at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan for an in-depth conversation regarding how community colleges impact economically challenged urban areas. From community involvement and board relations to legislative affairs at the municipal and state levels and workforce development--Susan and Michael will be talking about how community colleges change and impact the counties and states where they are located.
Join the Building the Community Team by participating in discussions and provide ideas on the importance of Community. Get to know what Build The Coummity is and its purpose What does a healthy community look like to you Do you think that your community (environment) has a tremendous impact on your growth and personal evolution During the challenging economic times do you think developing or moving into a Self Sustainable Community a possibility We want to hear from you on this and other topics that are important to the development of the individual's wellbeing.
We look forward to your participation and lively discussion.
Show time is Monday, October 15th
Guest Call-in: (347) 838-8264
8:00P to 9:30P CST /9:00P to 10:30P EST
This week Dr. Elvira will be speaking with Andrews (Andy) Seglah about his work in community health and how he became a global health leader.
Mr. Seglah is the Project and Programs Manager for Comsudev, a local Non-Governmental Organization based in Accra, Ghana that works in collaboration with stakeholders such as the Ghana Health Service, other health service providers, and members of the community.
His core responsibilities include designing interventions in health programs by writing project proposals to address some of the challenges in the areas of:
Malaria prevention and treatment for below age 5years. Prevention of malaria in pregnancy Maternal Health Gender and Health Adolescent and Reproductive Health Tuberculosis prevention and treatment Water and sanitation programs Mr. Seglah is also responsible for implementation, coordinating and monitoring and reporting of all projects activities in all the projects areas. He also does community mobilization and sensitization in most rural communities; ensures that during immunization, children within the hard to reach communities are immunized; and he trains community based volunteers.
Mr. Seglah holds BA in Integrated Community Development; Diploma in Social Work; Certificate in Health Promotion; and other certificates in the areas of Project management, Projects and Budget Planning, Project Cycle Management and Networking, Management, and Finance and Logistics.
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Mulatto, biracial, mixed breed. What does this mean? We analyze the effects of this group on the so called Black Community. Are the effects detrimental or Positive? and Why or why not?
In this week's show, Dr. Elvira will speak with Rudolph Chandler who is a Health Economist and the Senior Economist in the Health Policy Project with the Futures Institute.
Mr. Chandler has worked over 20 years as a health economist, private sector and organizational development specialist working for John Short Associates, Academy for Educational Development, The Futures Group, Management Sciences for Health and Abt Associates. He has also been an independent consultant for seven years working for AusAID, NZAID, DfID and Global Fund contractors and directly with UNAIDS, WHO, the World Bank and the GAVI Alliance. He has extensive experience in costing and financing interventions and programs of immunization, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, reproductive health as well as health systems strengthening and medium term expenditure framework (MTEF).
Mr. Chandler also has expertise in providing costing, resource allocation and budgeting expertise to countries in preparation of funding proposals and during final negotiations with global financing mechanisms (Global Fund, the GAVI Alliance). Mr. Chandler has also worked with expenditure tracking tools and national health accounts (NHA). Specifically as a private sector specialist, he has developed business and marketing plans and financial sustainability strategies for products and services of for-profit and not-for-profit clients.
Mr. Chandler’s experience spans over 35 countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Sub Saharan Africa, Northern Africa and Middle East, South East Asia, the South Pacific and Mongolia. Mr. Chandler holds a Masters in Development Economics from Northeastern University.
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