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Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities

Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities

Examining current and historical cases of medical injustices within the American healthcare system.

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Freedom House Paramedics

In this episode we discuss Freedom House Paramedics, a group of Black men and women from Pittsburgh who would become the first professionally trained paramedics.  And we highlight Because of Them We Can, an online platform that highlights Black excellence from the past, present, and future. Visit the Because of Them We Can website to read uplifting stories about Black excellence. Follow BOTWC on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected] Follow Distrust & Disparities on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Distrust & Disparities is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, which features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise and a commitment to excellence. Audio Clip Freedom House paramedics - inner city emergency care makes history by Tené Croom Resources The Little-Known History of the Black Men Who Became America’s First Paramedics by Olivia B. Waxman Freedom House Ambulance Service by 99% Invisible How Pittsburgh’s ‘Freedom House’ shaped modern EMS systems by EMS1 & NEMSMA
February 3, 2023

Autopsies & Racial Bias

In this episode we cover the troubling case of Jocelyn McLean, a Black woman who spent nearly a year in jail after being wrongfully charged for the death of her newborn. And we highlight Dr. Joye Carter, a distinguished Black female forensic pathologist working to address racial bias in the field of pathology and medical examiners. If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Distrust & Disparities is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, which features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise and a commitment to excellence. Audio Clip  Jocelyn McLean Story: A Mother of 4 charged with capital murder by The Delta News Resources Failed Autopsies, False Arrests: A Risk of Bias in Death Examinations by Shaila Dewan Mother Exonerated in 2016 Death of Infant Recalls Ordeal, Lingering Fears by Clay McFerrin Wrongfully Accused Mother Pursues Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Mississippi Officials by Innocence Staff 
January 20, 2023

Diabetes & Insulin Rationing

In this episode we cover the tragic story of Antavia Gotitall Lee-Worsham, a young diabetic woman forced to ration her insulin due to absurdly high costs. And we highlight T1Diabetes Journey, the organization created by Antroinette Worsham, who is fighting to change laws and prevent more deaths.   Visit the T1 Diabetes Journey website, https://www.t1diabetesjourney.org/ , to learn more about diabetes, access resources, and to support their advocacy efforts. Follow the T1Diabetes Journey on Instagram @t1diabetesjourney, Facebook @t1diabetesjourn, and Twitter @T1diabetesjourn.    If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected]   Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.   Audio Clip Trump’s broken promises by T1DIABETES JOURNEY INC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmj9bpiJlQs   Resources My Daughter Lost Her Life By Rationing Her Insulin: It’s Time Congress Steps Up to Prevent More Deaths by Antroinette Worsham https://blavity.com/insulin-diabetes-mother-daughter-congress?category1=opinion&category2=politics   After Losing Daughter to Diabetes, A Mother Protests Over Insulin Prices by Marcelle Hutchins https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/11/21/insulin-prices-diabetes-antroinette-worsham   Testimony of Antroinette Worsham before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing on “Examining the Actions of Drug Companies in Raising Prescription Drug Prices” https://docs.house.gov/meetings/GO/GO00/20190129/108817/HHRG-116-GO00-Wstate-WorshamA-20190129.pdf   What is Diabetes? by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html   How Race and Ethnicity Affect Diabetes Prevalence, Management, and Complications by Julia Kenney, Matthew Garza, and Eliza Skoler https://diatribe.org/how-race-and-ethnicity-affect-diabetes-prevalence-management-and-complications
January 6, 2023

Bonus: Still Processing 2020

In this bonus episode, we discuss current events from the past two years and our mental and emotional health.   If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected]   Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.
December 30, 2022

Eggs Over Easy Review

In this episode we share our thoughts and opinions about the documentary called Eggs Over Easy: Black Women and Fertility. This film discusses the struggles and societal pressures Black women face when it comes to reproduction.   Visit the Eggs Over Easy website, http://www.eggsovereasyfilm.com/, for more information about the documentary and to learn about Chiquita Lockley, the writer, producer, and director of the film. Follow on Instagram @eggsovereasyfilm and @quitawrites, and Twitter @EggsFilm.   If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected]   Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.   Audio Clip  Eggs Over Easy: Black Women & Fertility Documentary intro narrated by Keshia Knight Pulliam
December 16, 2022

Pregnancy Related Prosecutions

In this episode we discuss pregnancy related prosecutions. We focus on Marshae Jones, a Black woman who was charged with manslaughter after her unborn baby was killed when she was shot in the abdomen during an altercation.    And we highlight author Dorothy Roberts and her book Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty, which examines the reproductive rights of Black women in the U.S.   Visit Dorothy Roberts’ website, https://www.dorothyeroberts.com/, to learn more about her work, and check out her latest book called Torn Apart. And follow her on Instagram @dorothyeroberts and Twitter @DorothyERoberts.    If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected]   Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.   Resources Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free by Carol Robinson https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/06/woman-indicted-in-shooting-death-of-her-unborn-child-charges-against-shooter-dismissed.html   A bullet, a miscarriage and an unthinkable question: Who’s the victim, and who is to blame? by Gheni Platenburg and Michael Brice-Saddler https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/29/bullet-miscarriage-an-unthinkable-question-whos-victim-who-is-blame/   Criminalization of pregnancy has already been happening to the poor and women of color by Sandhya Dirks  https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1114181472/criminalization-of-pregnancy-has-already-been-happening-to-the-poor-and-women-of   How an Oklahoma women’s miscarriage put a spotlight on racial disparities in prosecutions by Priscilla Thompson and Alexandra Turcios Cruz https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/woman-prosecuted-miscarriage-highlights-racial-disparity-similar-cases-rcna4583   Audio Clip  Dorothy E. Roberts & Glory Edim | Killing the Black Body 20th Anniversary by Strand Book Store https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ_weQipV4Y&t=570s
December 2, 2022

Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities

We are two Black women discussing health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women and Black families.

We examine current and historical cases of medical injustices within the American healthcare system and we amplify organizations and individuals working with marginalized communities to improve health outcomes.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday to hear how disadvantaged communities navigate a healthcare system not designed for them and the organizations working to close disparity gaps.
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Team

Jasmyn Moore

Jasmyn Moore

Jasmyn Moore MBA, BSN RN is a registered nurse and health care change maker, who is passionate about dismantling health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women and Black families.

She has a wide variety of clinical experience, including community health, emergency & trauma, nursing education, and case management. Working with underserved communities inspired her to create the Distrust & Disparities podcast to provide a voice to those negatively impacted by medical injustices in the American healthcare system.

She wants to inspire individuals to advocate for proper healthcare treatment for themselves and educate health professionals on how to check their racial bias.
Camille White

Camille White

Camille White is a fierce health advocate and spirited co-host of Distrust & Disparities podcast. She is a Human Resources specialist with a focus on government contracts and minority owned businesses.

Her interest in addressing health disparities was sparked after hearing about the countless number of Black women dying in childbirth and the inadequate response to address Black maternal mortality in the US.

She wants to fight to bring more attention to this injustice and close the gap on health disparities.

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Freedom House Paramedics We discuss Freedom House Paramedics, a group of Black men and women from Pittsburgh who would become the first professionally trained paramedics.