SORT BY Relevancy
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a division called “Office of Minority Health”. The office was established in 2010 by the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama. This agency is supposed to address “the needs of Americans who may be more vulnerable because of their race, ethnicity or other factors.
Persons with private insurance or continuity of care can not appreciate what a “poor” person with limited resources are subjected to. They are made to feel inferior and their care too often is inferior. There was a term used in the emergency room where in Pennsylvania where I trained as a medical student – “GOMER” which meant “Get out of my emergency room”. This term was used among nurses and doctors to describe someone that they did not want to treat or that they felt was a nuisance. As a medical student, I worked on the Navajo Nation, and as an anxious student physician, I was quick to adopt acronyms thinking that it made me seem more profession. Well, while working with the dispatcher and ambulance receiver, I heard the ambulance drive state: “ETA 5min, AFID”. I proceeded to inform the trauma team that an ambulance was on the way. “ETA” means expected time of arrival, but I did not know what “AFID” meant, but I repeated it anyway. Later in the shift one of the Navajo nurses took me aside and asked me why did I say “AFID” and I told her my source. She glared at me and said “AFID” means “Another F—king Indian Down”. I was shocked and ashamed. Neither the dispatcher nor the ambulance driver thought anything of it; they were Anglo, not Indian.
Black people in America are studied as if they are a separate species. There is “wonderment” as to the causes of extreme health disparities documented repeatedly in study after study.
Dr. Roger relays a personal experience at his practice this week that got him thinking about income disparity, how it effects pet guardianship, and solutions to address this issue.
Life Coach Radio is brought to you by Chastity House, home of the ChasteKeepers' program. Our ChasteKeepers Healthy Habits programs: New Phattitude and Wait for Love, promote healthy nutrition, fitness, and sexual abstinence enrichment and are designed to build self esteem, self-respect, and self-motivation, in particular for overweight teen girls (a severly underserved population). The statistics of adolescent obesity are astounding and health problems are a really big issue, especially in the urban and inner city communities. Quite frankly there are two things we invite into our bodies that can determine a lifestyle of good health and longevity. They are FOOD and SEX!
Discussion with George Henry, Senior VP For Development for Welcyon Fitness After 50 fitness centers.
This franchise provides a fitness and social environment for the underserved over 50/senior market segment.
Many underserved communities continue to lack access to adequate healthcare, including educational resources, preventative measures, and treatment concerning various illnesses.
Shyrea Thompson Robinson, Executive Director of Capital City Area Health Education Center and Rita Butler-Trewick, a breast cancer survivor and member of DC Pink Divas join The Strategy Sessions to discuss the organization’s health outreach and resources in the Greater Washington, DC area, as well as the upcoming Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure.
Have questions for our guests, or are you a surivor who wants to share your story? Call (347) 539-5143, email email@example.com, or Tweet your question using hashtag #TheStrategySessions.
NOTE: Some content may not be suitable for young listeners.
Check out our Top 5 Episodes of The Strategy Sessions in 2012
Come and join us every other Sunday from 6:00 pm to 6:30pm, where we speak truth to power. We are a voice for the voiceless and a tool for underserved and oppressed communities, to express their realities and issuse to the world. Join us on the following Sundays, as we explored the history and role of Africa Liberation Day (ALD) & "ALD 2013 in Washington, DC" on folowing Dates: April 21, May 5, & May 19.
Dr. Pat Paluzzi
Dr. Paluzzi has been active in the fields of reproductive and maternal and child health for over 30 years, as a clinician, researcher, administrator and advocate. She came to Healthy Teen Network in 2003. Dr. Paluzzi has worked for the Baltimore City Health Department as the Bureau Chief of Adolescent and Reproductive Health and was part of a multi-disciplinary team working with pregnant substance abusing women, and provided full scope clinical services to young families.
Raquel Evita Saraswati
Raquel Evita Saraswati is an American Muslim activist and writer. Raquel focuses primarily on issues related to the status of women and girls in the Muslim world and in Islamic communities in the West. Raquel is a vocal advocate for religious reform, human rights, and individual liberty. She works to eradicate honor and gender-based violence (including female genital mutilation), end forced and child marriages, and protect the separation of religion and state.
Dr. Michelle Golland
Dr. Michelle Golland is known as the Clinical Psychologist the media turns to when they need an expert’s opinion on psychological issues related to popular culture. Dr. Michelle’s education featured an emphasis in Multi-Cultural and Community Psychology and she sees her role in the media and in her private practice as an advocate for the underserved and an educator regarding all things related to mental and emotional well being.
Missing Pages of History Inc., is a program and organization, that is dedicated to be a voice for the underserved communities, while it seeks to "build strong communities thru communications." Come and join us on a bi-weekly basic, on every other Saturday at 12 Noon to 12:30 pm est.
This week we’re taking a look at the recent hits taken by gold and ‘Bitcoin’ – a so-called ‘virtual currency’. Touted as a solution to people’s concerns with online privacy and protection from overbearing and centralized fiscal authorities, Bitcoin has steadily risen in popularity and value since its launch in 2008… until a couple of weeks ago when its dollar value suddenly plummeted.What happened to make people suddenly lose interest? Or more sinisterly, was the digital currency attacked by financial speculators? What makes prices rise and fall anyway? Speculation, hype and ‘pump-and dump’ schemes certainly play a role in making or breaking products on the markets or manipulating the value of states’ currencies, but are there forces at work here that extend beyond human influence?And what about paper money? Do you still use it? Will it soon become a thing of the past? Is a cashless society, where all purchases are made with digital transactions, really on the cards?Everyone knows that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’, but where then does money come from? Why is there never enough of it for most of us and far too much of it for the 1%? Is this era of record wealth disparity between rich and poor unique in history? Or do we have historical precedents to compare it with?Join us this Sunday 28th April from 8-10pm CET (2-4pm EST) as we try to unravel the mysteries of the money machine.
Is there an idea age gap in a relationship? What are the age disparity in sexual relationships? How to handle big age difference in a relationship. Does a big age difference doom a relationship? Does an age gap work better for celeberity relationships? When does an age difference in relationships matter?
Today we are talking about self-reliance on a global scale and how that starts at home. Our guest is Bookda Gheisar.
Bookda Gheisar, Global Washington
Bookda joined Global Washington in the summer of 2008 to help launch Global Washington. Before coming to Global Washington, Bookda was Executive Director of the Social Justice Fund (2000-2008), where her work was dedicated to addressing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental inequities through strategic grantmaking efforts to community-based organizations in the Northwest. Before this, Bookda was the Executive Director of Cross Cultural Health Care Program (1993-2000) whose mission is to help ensure underserved communities full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Bookda taught at University of Washington School of Social Work, Antioch University, and Bastyr University as adjunct faculty.