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Video: Race and Equity in Healthcare

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

(Morgan Dixon, GirlTrek)

Race and ethnicity continue to influence a patient's chances of receiving many specific health care interventions, education and treatments.

Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs who are finding new ways to bring healthcare to those who have been neglected and left behind. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.

During this event, we’ll hear from the speakers about why they couldn’t ignore this problem, and how they got the inspiration for their big, bold solution. Each solution and each social entrepreneur comes at the problem from a different angle. Hear them in conversation about how to have the biggest impact, and how you can challenge yourself to develop your own ideas and commitments to action.

Join the conversation using #SolutionsWeek  


Anurag Gupta is a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow and co-founder of Be More America, which trains professionals to reduce and eliminate the influence of unconscious bias in their decision-making through in-person and online trainings.

Maria Vertkin is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of Found in Translation, which trains low-income women to be professional medical interpreters, giving them an opportunity to overcome poverty by capitalizing on their language skills and unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce to fight disparities in health care.

Vineet Singal is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of CareMessage, which develops the capacity of health organizations to serve poor communities across the U.S. by engaging mobile technologies to support health literacy and patient accountability and thus to reduce overall costs of care.


Anurag Gupta, Maria Vertkin and vineet singal

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Paul Brown from NYC--well Brooklyn Heights still, Honey! :-)

You been doing some really excellent shows lately. I have almost entirely eschewed watching broadcast new---and since long ago in the Primaries. I will tune in All Things Considered though. As I've said before YOU have managed to hold on to your journalistic integrity in Radio. The Challenge to do so in TV Broadcast today is much harder. At least I assume that to be the case as I've watched so MANY, once respected and tuned into--fall by the wayside of late.

We are heading into "deep waters" where we really DO need a responsible Media to hold this emerging administration within some semblance of sane boundaries. Whether they, collectively, rise to this occasion remains to be seen. The rules of conduct seem to be ever morphing into something actually never seen before in American Politics---and that's saying something. I'm finding it VERY difficult to get an accurate pulse on the mood of the Body Politic. It would seem that there is NO behavior from Trump that even theoretically rules him OUT or even Hold him in check.

Trump ,and in some cases his appointees even more than himself, send shivers down my spine as a gay individual--They don't seem to have gay's in their cross-hairs. Trust me, however, as they place Muslims, Latinos, Women, African-Americans et al. in their scopes--you can be sure gays are in danger of being collateral damage.

Jan. 11 2017 07:50 PM

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