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Health Equity and the County Budget Crisis

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Wed, 02/25/2009

African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Multnomah County, through programs like the Health Equity Intitiative, has made signficant progress in addressing health disparities. But as these figures from the County's March 2008 Report Card on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities show, much work remains to be done. How will the county do this as it struggles with a deepening budget crisis and the economic meltdown worsens the social and environmental factors that influence health equity in our region?

57:44 minutes (46.25 MB)

Health Disparity and the County Budget Crisis; Also, Testing for Anti-Black Bias

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African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Voices from the Edge on 02/26/09

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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Health Disparity and the County Budget Crisis; Testing for Anti-Black Bias

African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Family Business on 02/26/09

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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Host Anna Keith Soderberg discusses the ramifications of circumcision with Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (www.nocirc.org) and John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M.--Executive Director, General Counsel, Doctors Opposing Circumcision (www.DoctorsOpposingCircumcision.org).  If you would like to call in with comments or questions, please do so to 503-231-8187.
 

Jerry Flanagan (Consumer WatchDog) on Health Care

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Mon, 02/23/2009

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American Health Care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama Administration on this front over the next few years.

56:12 minutes (25.73 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/24/09

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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion of the future of health care in the United States

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American health care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama administration on this front over the next few years.

Health and Health Care Forum: Midwifery

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 02/22/2009

Roberta Hall hosts another installment of Health and Health Care Forum. Her guest is Melissa Cheyney, academic, researcher and certified midwife, who serves on an Oregon State panel on midwifery. She discusses midwifery as a practitioner and from the perspective of evolutionary medicine.

27:56 minutes (25.57 MB)

Healthwatch on 02/23/09

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Roberta Hall hosts another installment of Health and Health Care Forum. Her guest is Melissa Cheyney, academic, researcher and certified midwife, who serves on an Oregon State panel on midwifery. She discusses midwifery as a practitioner and from the perspective of evolutionary medicine.

Dicentra Collective

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Tue, 02/03/2009

The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. Tonight on Circle A Radio we talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, and their ideas for radical caregiving. We also include readings from a zine they produced on Cronic Pain, as well as other media they've created.

57:08 minutes (22.89 MB)

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 02/18/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace speak with journalist Aaron Glantz about his new book, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against American's Veteran's, the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war, interviewed more than one hundred recent war veterans about their lives since returning home.

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