Advocates in Action

Have you ever felt intimidated, confused, or overwhelmed when trying to navigate the health care system? In those moments it can be hard to advocate for yourself and those you care about. Join our host ...more

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November 16, 2022 00:18:47
Closer to Creating Solutions

Closer to Creating Solutions

Listen as Reggie Tucker-Seeley shares his professional career journey and the path that has led him to his current role so he can be closer to creating solutions in the communities and populations he wants to serve. With over 20 years of public health experience, he walks us through the importance of not only defining health equity, health disparities and social determinants of health, but also creating a framework for creating change in those areas.  This season is brought to you in collaboration with ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO). This builds upon the Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: A Virtual Workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) which was co-chaired by Gwen Darien of NPAF and Reggie Tucker-Seeley of ZERO. ...

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November 03, 2022 00:22:15
The Highest Goal of Health Equity is for Us to Be  Fully Ourselves

The Highest Goal of Health Equity is for Us to Be Fully Ourselves

Everything that happens in your life affects your ability to be healthy, to be well, and to be yourself. It's integral to connect clinical experiences to lived experiences happening outside of the doctor's office- in our communities, families, and neighborhoods. Kellan Baker reminds us that patients are experts in themselves and should be respected as partners in their healthcare journey. Listen as he shares with us the highest goal of health equity is to be fully ourselves. It makes it possible for everyone to be who they are and receive quality and equitable care based on their individual needs defined by their identities, bodies, and circumstances in life. Kellan challenges us to see all the possibilities available when all people have access to benefits, protections, and resources that allow us to be our healthiest.   This season is brought to you in collaboration with ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO). This builds upon the Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: A Virtual Workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) which was co-chaired by Gwen Darien of NPAF and Reggie Tucker-Seeley of ZERO.   ...

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October 20, 2022 00:21:15
Partnering by Invitation Only

Partnering by Invitation Only

When conducting research how do you build a healthy relationship with the community you are working with? Trust is a key component especially in marginalized communities that have a history of being harmed and mistreated. Katie Cueva shares that it's integral for researchers to be invited into communities and ensure that their intentions are centered around the best interest of those who they serve. Listen as Katie shares about the historical context of racism and colonialism in Alaska and how that impacts healthcare delivery.   This season is brought to you in collaboration with ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO). This builds upon the Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: A Virtual Workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) which was co-chaired by Gwen Darien of NPAF and Reggie Tucker-Seeley of ZERO. ...

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October 10, 2022 00:26:45
Breaking Connections That Lead to Inequities

Breaking Connections That Lead to Inequities

Key living conditions such as safe housing, transportation, violence, access to nutritious foods, and polluted water all have a profound impact on our health outcomes. Dr. Zinzi Bailey explains what social determinants of health are and how they shape the landscape of our health journey. How are the social systems of racism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism driving the pattern and distribution of living conditions? Listen as Dr. Bailey challenges us to break the preconceived notions that we have created that connect these inequities to poorer health outcomes.     This season is brought to you in collaboration with ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO). This builds upon the Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: A Virtual Workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) which was co-chaired by Gwen Darien of NPAF and Reggie Tucker-Seeley of ZERO.  ...

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September 21, 2022 00:22:23
Identity and the Health Care Experience

Identity and the Health Care Experience

Every day, our experiences are shaped by our race, gender and even our age. But how does our identity shape the health care we receive and provide? Listen as Hanane Abdalla, Arthur Pope, MD, PhD and Sandra Sufian, PhD, MPH share their stories about how their identities impact their lives, their work and their ability to deliver and receive equitable health care.    This season is brought to you in collaboration with ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO). This builds upon the Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: A Virtual Workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) which was co-chaired by Gwen Darien of NPAF and Reggie Tucker-Seeley of ZERO.  ...

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September 07, 2022 00:17:45
Dying to be Heard

Dying to be Heard

The health concerns of Black women are frequently dismissed which contributes to the growing disparities and worse health outcomes. Listen as Adrienne Moore, a two-time cancer survivor, respiratory therapist and patient advocate shares her harrowing story about how identity delayed her cancer diagnosis and inspired her to become an activist seeking health equity for young, Black women whose voices often go unheard.  This season is brought to you in collaboration with ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO). This builds upon the Promoting Health Equity in Cancer Care: A Virtual Workshop hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) which was co-chaired by Gwen Darien of NPAF and Reggie Tucker-Seeley of ZERO.  ...

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