Public Health

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) we're talking Diabetes with Tracey D. Brown, President and CEO of the American Diabetes Association.  She recently released a statement regarding the alarming rate of COVID-19 in underserved communities mostly in the Black and Latinx areas. 

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday mornings at 8:00) I reached out to Morehouse School of Medicine to talk about public health and the role of public health in a pandemic.  I spoke with Dr. Stephanie Miles Richardson. 

We started our conversation to gain an understanding of what public health does and whether or not it differs from personal health.  Dr. Richardson explains that public health when it works well is behind the scences and uses surveillance to look for and document trends that occur in communities. 

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take we discussed the Coronavirus Pandemic with Dr. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director and CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health.  I started our conversation by asking Dr. Ford about our new normal and to provide us with a definition of "hunkering down" and "social distancing."  She mentions that it is more like "physical" distancing. Everyone is “quarantine-ning” if they are asymptomatic. If you have symptoms you should isolate yourself. 

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with Dr. Thaddeus Bell about his organization Closing the Gap in Healthcare.  Throughout the Spring, you have heard Dr. Bell's health vignettes on WCLK throughout the day.  

The Local Take: How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick

Jan 5, 2019

This week on The Local Take I speak with Breanna Lathrop co-author of How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick. Ms. Lathrop is the COO at Good Samaritan Health Center.