EP03: Black Women in the Health Justice Movement

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

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