This week’s episode features Dr. Jasmine Ward, founder of Black Ladies in Public
Health (BLiPH), a health educator with specific interest in understanding and
addressing health disparities. Plus, we discuss our Surgeon General's public reversal of wearing masks. Initially, he stated via social media that the public not buy masks. Now, though, he has changed his tune.
Here are some key takeaways from our interview:
Black women working in the field of public health are needed now more than ever.
Black people are still dying twice as often from COVID-19; racial inequality and economical differences play a role
Black women deserve to support each other and be recognized for the roles they play in the healthcare system
BLiPH is fighting for solutions in the health justice movement by prioritizing the health and lives of Black women and their families
Black women can still be proactive in the medical field, even when they are not taken seriously