Health Equity Advocacy

Content series with

Medical Alley has once again partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association for a content series focused on health equity. This three-episode podcast series features important conversations on topics such as how community-based initiatives can improve health outcomes and promote health equity, the topic of burnout among healthcare workers (especially its impact on providers of color), and the link between social determinants of health and obesity.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, accounting for about 1 in 4 fatalities each year. This sobering statistic has remained largely unchanged for decades within populations of color, particularly for Black Americans. 

To help uncover how we’ve arrived at this point and where to go from here, the Medical Alley Association has partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) to start thought-provoking conversations and, ultimately, meaningful change in healthcare.

Below, you can find our three-part content series beginning with two podcasts that set the stage for health disparities in America, and a webinar aimed at finding solutions and greater health equity.

Podcast Episode 1

This episode features special guests Sam Hoeffler of Reinvestment Partners and Dr. Rimsky Denis, a structural and interventional cardiologist, as they join our Frank Jaskulke to discuss the importance of community-based initiatives to improve health outcomes and promote health equity.

Sam Hoeffler, Reinvestment Partners

Dr. Rimsky Denis, Structural & Interventional Cardiologist

Podcast Episode 2

On the second episode of this three-part series, we turn the focus to the workforce. Nikki Akparewa and Dr. Michelle Johnson join Frank Jaskulke to discuss the increasing strain on an already strained healthcare workforce — and its impact on providers of color.

Nikki Akparewa, Nurse Entrepreneur

Dr. Michell Johnson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Podcast Episode 3

In the final episode, we welcome Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah and Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley to the podcast for a conversation about obesity in America and the role that social determinants of health play in the epidemic. Dr. Commodore-Mensah and Dr. Powell-Wiley share their insights on how we as a healthcare community can address these issues, including policy changes that can be made to address these issues.

Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley, National Institutes of Health

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