At the Forefront highlights the work and experiences of people at the forefront of the health equity revolution, including researchers, practitioners, community members, activists, youth leaders, and political leaders.
Uncut conversation with small business owners on a global health pandemic, the water crisis, reckoning with racism, political polarization, and an economic downturn. Guests to be featured: Ray Tyler, Phil Shaltz, Keysa Smith, Bobby Mukkamala, the Ferris Wheel, Shay Oliver, Metro Community Development, Goodboy Clothing, and Bedrock Apparel.
Isiah Oliver leads a conversation with Flint leaders Phil Schultz, Keysa Smith, and Debra Furr-Holden on how to ensure social and economic equity with a new marijuana dispensary planning to open in Downtown Flint in 2021. How do we ensue that those impacted by marijuana laws are able to benefit from recent changes in marijuana policy? How do we ensure Black and Brown communities have a seat at the table? The model we create in Flint has the potential to be a model for other cities because equity matters and must at the forefront of the conversation.
Isaiah Oliver, CEO , Community Foundation of Greater Flint presents: A Candid COVID Conversation with Black Men Featuring: Dr. Leon McDougle, President, National Medical Association Christopher Burtley, Esq./ Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP Adrian Walker, Director of Government Affairs & Community Relations, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
African American adults have the highest stroke prevalence and suffer the most post-stroke disability of any racial/ethnic group. The Stroke Ready Project offers practical solutions to turn this around.
Taught at an early age to ‘man up’, men often deal with physical and mental health challenges in silence. The ManUpManDown Program offers practical solutions to turn this around.
On this episode of ‘At the Forefront’ I talk with Ella Green-Moton about the excess stress and trauma black children face in the educational system.
On this episode of ‘At the Forefront’ I talk with Al Richmond and Tricia Piechowski about the 2020 Community Campus Partnerships for Health International Conference on Health Equity and Economic Development to be held in Flint, Michigan on August 18-21, 2020
African Americans live sicker and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation. Why is this happening? THE SKIN YOU'RE IN is a feature documentary, website and book about the astonishing African-American health disparity - why it exists and what can be done about it. On this episode, we talk to the film’s creator, Dr. Thomas LaVeist.
On this episode of ‘At the Forefront’ Dr. Wizdom Powell and I discuss health equity among boys and men of color, including roots causes and where we need to be headed.
David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a self-described “mercenary for change,” willing to employ any talent and occupy any space in the effort to elevate people of African descent and anyone who feels divested from their truest self.
On this episode of ‘At the Forefront’ we explore and debate the notion that racialization is a web without a spider, namely a system that currently exists even when the perpetuators of the system are seemingly not present.
Speech given at the MSU Student National Medical Association Annual Banquet on February 3, 2018
Opening Plenary Speech Given at The Sex, Lies and Ugly Truth (SLUT) Conference in Baltimore, MD on March 4, 2012