The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

As part of our ongoing public conversation about the future of healthcare, this week on The Local Take I talk with Corbett Simon of Checkmate Healthcare. Checkmate, launched this year, offers a safe way to check, treat and share your communicable disease status via a mobile app. 

Corbett Simon explains how Checkmate works and what the company hopes to change in the world of dating. Uncomfortable conversations can be elminated by sharing your current status via their mobile app.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Karla Porch from the Empowerment Resource Center. I ask her about their event Take Charge. Get Tested on June 27th between 12pm -  4pm at Historic Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta to celebrate National HIV Testing Day.

She speaks about the ability to take an HIV test and get your results in a few minutes. She shares information about the services that they provide to assist anyone who test positive or negative. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Robert Hydrick, Communications Manager with the Georgia Office of Highway Safety about the new Hands Free Georgia Act which becomes law on July 1st. 

Hydrick explains some activities that we see everyday are currently illegal. The new law makes it illegal for your phone to touch any part of your body while you are driving. 

Similar laws in other states have resulted in decreases in traffic deaths by a minimum of 10%, with some states experiencing decreases up to 20%. 

This week on The Local Take I talk with community experts about Rides To Wellness, a program that began with a grant from the Federal Transportation Administration to help strengthen the Affordable Care Act. My guests are Ben Limmer, Assistant General Manager for MARTA, Amanda Tyner, Rides To Wellness Coordinator with the Atlanta Regional Commission, and Sherard Polite, health educator at the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.

 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Courtney Sykes from the Greater Atlanta Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Monica Pantoja from The nsoro Foundation and Riheem Jefferson, a foster care recipient.

Pages