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Season 3: The Long Road to Health Equity

Season 3 explores the complex topic of health equity. Health equity is achieved when every person has an equal opportunity to attain their full health potential. Behavioral Health Equity is the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location. This includes access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental and substance use disorders. Health and behavioral health inequities impact length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease and access to treatment. This season, we’ll learn from clinicians, researchers, authors, and leaders who share important insights regarding how to achieve health equity.

Host: Heather Haslem

S3 E1: It’s OK to be Uncomfortable: The Importance of Talking about Health Equity

Within this episode you’ll hear from Will Rucker, a dynamic and engaging speaker who shares how health equity pertains to our common humanity. Will describes the importance of compassion, non-judgement, and self-awareness as important skills for creating a more equitable world. He also shares about the importance of diversity and how it shapes our culture. You won’t want to miss this inspiring conversation. Continue Reading S3 E1: It’s OK to be Uncomfortable: The Importance of Talking about Health Equity

S3 E2: Healing Isn’t As Hard As We Might Expect

Episode 2: Healing Isn't As Hard As We Might Expect Brandon Jones shares a wealth of information regarding healing from trauma in this powerful episode. He shares his insights regarding healing as a lifelong process, and outlines the ABC's of resilience. We discuss best practices for cultural competency training, and he shares his important perspective on… Continue Reading S3 E2: Healing Isn’t As Hard As We Might Expect

S3 E3: How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick: The Lived Consequences of Health Inequity

Within this episode you’ll hear from author’s Breanna Lathrop & Veronica Squires as they share how the neighborhood you live in (your zip code) impacts your health. We hear how their own lived experiences have impacted the way they think, and practice medicine.  We discuss the policies and practices that have contributed to health inequities, and some important steps you can take to address these inequities.  Continue Reading S3 E3: How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick: The Lived Consequences of Health Inequity

S3 E4: Giving Voice to the LGBTQ+ Community

André Wade highlights key policy issues and needs for supporting health equity within the LGBTQ+ community. André also discusses important considerations for healthcare providers to be aware of when working with the LGBTQ+ population. He shares his own personal experience and professional insights in this important conversation. Continue Reading S3 E4: Giving Voice to the LGBTQ+ Community

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. Any advice offered on the podcast is an educational context and is not intended as direct medical advice, nor as a replacement for it. If you are experiencing a medical or life emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 – 8255.  If you are experiencing stress, and would like professional help please contact your insurance company to identify a therapist in your area or contact the organization you work for and ask about an employee assistance program.

This podcast has been brought to you by the CASAT Podcast Network located within the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more podcast information and resources visit casat.org/podcasts/.

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