Anatomy of a Crisis: The Impact of Racism on Public Health in America

Anatomy of a Crisis: The Impact of Racism on Public Health in America

Did the onset of COVID-19 and a racial awakening in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd create the perfect atmosphere for Kansas City to face its history? What impact do social policies have on our quality of life? What influences make some people healthy and others unhealthy? How can we create a community where everyone has a chance to live a long and healthy life? Join us as we explore the history, systems, and people that have shaped where we live, work, and play. Presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.

Episodes

March 25, 2022 32 mins

Join Denesha Snell and Dr. Eric Shult, psychologist for University Health, as they discuss racist historical systems and their impact on mental health treatment, trauma, and toxic stress and how to move forward.

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Join our host Denesha Snell and Hakima Payne, Co-Founder and CEO of Uzazi Village, as they discuss maternal and infant health in Black and Brown communities, the medicalization of childbirth, and the benefits of doula maternity care.

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Join our host Denesha Snell and therapists Tanise Smith and Centurion Johnson, founders of Journey Embraced KC, as they discuss trauma in the Black community, Black mental health practitioners, and access to mental health services.

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March 25, 2022 56 mins

Join Denesha Snell, Beto Lugo Martinez, and Dr. Elizabeth Friedman with Clean Air Now as they discuss the segregation of pollution and environmental justice.

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March 25, 2022 39 mins

Join Denesha Snell and Dr. Jacob Wagner as they discuss the effects of racist housing policies on Kansas City and housing solutions that can move our city towards more equitable practices.

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Join Denesha Snell and Qiana Thomason, CEO of the Health Forward Foundation, as they discuss solutions to address systemic racism and build health and wealth for whole community wellness. 

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March 25, 2022 43 mins

Join Denesha Snell and Councilwoman Melissa Robinson as they discuss how COVID-19 revealed systems of disparities built on top of constructed racism negatively affect the lives of communities of color and, ultimately, us all and how to impact change in those systems.

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