Fairness First Podcast
The Fairness First podcast intends to be a space for local community leaders and other stakeholders to introduce concepts about health equity, and build awareness regarding local programs working for the well-being of communities in the Southwest and engage in dialogue that highlights health equity as a multisectoral issue.
[The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative is a grant -funded initiative (NIMHD grant # U54MD012388) of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University].
Season 2 podcasts
Episode 1, Season 2 Health Equity Voices: Deborah Harris
Released June 27, 2022
Hosts: Alexandra Samarron
Listen to our conversation with Flagstaff’s community advocate and leader, Deborah Harris. In our conversation with her, we dived into the history of the Southside Community Association in the city of Flagstaff and the connection between health equity and the Black lived experience in northern Arizona. Listen and learn more about the history behind the Southside neighborhood in Flagstaff, and the historical significance of the Black community in the economic and infrastructure formation and sustainability of this city.
Season 1 podcasts Accordion Closed
Health Equity Chitchat: La Conciencia de la Mestiza
Released January 14, 2022
Hosts: Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron
The Fairness First podcast presents, the first Health Equity ChitChat, a new segment where we honor the work of queer people and women of color who have created knowledge that can nurture and guide our actions in advancing health justice in our communities.
In this episode, co-hosts, Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron, discuss the work of queer, Chicanx and community feminist, Gloria Anzaldúa, “La Conciencia de la Mestiza.”
Tune in for a conversation and reflection about the connection between health equity and mestiza consciousness.
Host: Alexandra Samarron
May was national nurses month, and Registered Nurse Cristian Erick Tapia talks about what it means to be a nurse in northern Arizona working with indigenous communities and his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled “The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, 2021,” nurses have seen first hand COVID-19’s inequitable impact on the communities they serve. Nurses also have experienced first hand COVID-19’s inequitable impact as a profession with nurses being more likely to die from COVID-19 than are other health care professionals, and nurses of color are far more likely to die.
In 2020, we have seen how nurses represent powerful and vital agents in advancing health equity. Listen to our conversation in celebration and respect of nurses and their work to care for our communities.The Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) was produced by the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative Funded by NIH 1U54MD012388.
Episode 3, part 2: Shared Vision for Health Equity (listen to part 1 first)
Host: Alexandra Samarron
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative researchers, Dulce Jiménez and Mark Remiker engage in conversation with Alexandra Samarron about what the Regional Health Equity Survey is, and the key findings related to community leaders’ perspectives on health equity. The Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) was produced by the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative Funded by NIH 1U54MD012388.
Episode 3, part 1: Shared Vision for Health Equity
Hosts: Alexandra Samarron and Dulce Jimenez
How comfortable do you think that senior management at your organization feel talking about discrimination, race and racism?
This is one of the questions included in the Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) that addressed the social, environmental and economic conditions that impact the health and well-being of communities in Northern Arizona.
Join Alexandra Samarron and Dulce Jiménez, researchers with the Center for Health Equity Research, in a conversation with Lisa Blyth, Yavapai County Regional Director for First Things First—Arizona’s early childhood agency, committed to the healthy development and learning of young children from birth to age.
Listen to how after being a participant of the RHES, Blyth has engaged in deep reflections on social justice, racial inequity, and the action needed to engage in personal and organizational level transformation to advance health equity.
The Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) was produced by the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative Funded by NIH 1U54MD012388.
Host: Carmenlita Chief
Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron discuss community-campus partnerships with Emery Eaves, medical anthropologist (Northern Arizona University), Rita Wright, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Social Work (NAU) and community partner Marca McCallie, co-founder of Sage Home, a recovery-oriented system of care for families battling substance abuse. The purpose of this community campus partnership is to re-imagine community programs to focus on family unity, to support parents in recovery and prevent separation of children, and to think of culturally sensitive strategies that prioritize the well-being of families.
View the Fairness First Episode 2 Transcript
Host: Alexandra Samarron
Health equity is a term that has gained popularity in recent years, especially in the public health sector. But what is it? According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. In this episode, listen to conversations about the values, practices and dialogue involving health equity work and its influence in creating healthier and inclusive communities in the Southwest.
View the Fairness First Episode 1 Transcript
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative is a grant-funded initiative of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University. SHERC is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54MD012388.
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