“Collapsing pharmaceutical investment in a disease of global concern such as TB is alarming,” said Colleen Daniels, TAG’s TB/HIV project director. “Public and charitable institutions have matched and exceeded investments made by pharmaceutical companies in their own products, but it hasn’t been enough to keep industry involved. The current R&D model is broken and is failing TB patients, who have had to wait decades for better diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines to fight TB.”
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HealthCetera’s Health News is CHMP’s weekly news update produced for WBAI’s Morning Show on 99.5 FM. Today’s segment covered how Americans voted on health care issues; Science and health writer, Sonya Collins, article on WebMD.com, “Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Cancer Fight” and New York City Council and The New York Academy of Medicine’s expansion of the Council’s Age-friendly initiative by establishing Age-friendly Neighborhoods in 10 new districts.
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We are excited to tell you about a special program we’ve put together for Healthstyles tomorrow, Thursday, October 9th, from 1:00 to 3:00 on WBAI, 99.5 FM in NYC (wbai.org). It’s part of the station’s fundraising marathon, and we hope you’ll tune in and make a donation during our time slot by calling 212-209-2950.
We lead off with a discussion about the Affordable Care Act–what’s working, what’s not, and what can help to improve health care in the state and nation. NY State Assemblyman and Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Richard Gottfried, joins us for that discussion and talks about a bill he has sponsored to adopt a single-payer approach in the state.
Barbara then interviews political cartoonist Jen Sorensen about health care reform. She talks about a cartoon about health care reform that we’ll be offering as a premium to listeners who make a qualifying donation to WBAI during the program.
You can listen to the interview JenSorensen
**Finally, we’ll end with Barbara’s interview with founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, Chad Harper, about his advocacy, education and work with youth to promote an understanding of and activism around some of the important health and social issue of our day.
**(due to scheduling issues, this interview did not air live) You can listen to the interview with Chad Harper HIPHOPSAVES.
So it will be a lively and rich program with diverse voices. Tune in and support Healthstyles tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00, on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City.
Diana Mason and Barbara Glickstein, Co-producers, Healthstyles
HealthCetera, Healthstyles regular health news feature produced for Michael G. Haskins’ program, Haskins in the Morning, on WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio, aired this morning. This segment reported on news from the Washington Post article, Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law and Charles Ornstein’s Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends published 7/23rd NPR’s Shots. Listen
It also includes a message from Dior Vargas, Latina feminist mental health activist, who launched Speak Out! Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, on her blog inviting others to share their stories about living with a mental health issue.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, “Nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.”
It is critical that we identify and bridge the gaps in access to culturally competent care and support for people living with mental illness. Listen to Ms. Vargas below.
This Thursday, July 10, tune into CHMP’s Healthstyles when co-host Barbara Glickstein interviews Yanick Rice Lamb, co-founder with Sheree Crute of FierceforBlackWomen.com a new media platform launched in November for Black Women. Ms. Crute chairs CHMP’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Ms. Rice Lamb is a member of the NAC. Ms. Rice Lamb talks about the wide-range of issues covered on FierceforBlackWomen including the launch of Living Well: Fierce Reports on Black Women’s Health with the series Fighting Fibroids and Winning: Raise Your Voice by Sheree Crute. Follow them on Twitter @Fierceforbw @shereecrute @yrlamb
Also on this week’s Healthstyles Glickstein interviews Robert Suttle, Assisant Director at Sero Project. “Sero is a network of people with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice. Sero is particularly focused on ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions of people with HIV for non-disclosure of their HIV status, potential or perceived HIV exposure or HIV transmission.” Mr. Suttle shares his personal experience imprisoned in a Louisiana prison in January, 2011, after accepting a plea bargain and serving six months for a conviction under Louisiana’s so-called “Intentional Exposure to AIDS Virus” statute. There is an excellent inter-active map on the Sero home page so you can see the current status of these laws in the state you live in. Follow the Sero Project on Twitter @theseroproject
You can hear that interview here R SuttleSeroProject