Episode #8 of Equal Hope’s podcast- Disrupting Privilege: Conversations on Race and Health

John McIlwain and Mary Richardson Lowry talk to authors Fernando De Maio & Maureen Benjamins about their new book, “Unequal Cities: Structural Racism & the Death Gap in America’s Largest Cities.”  The core of their discussion centered on the importance of data in furthering the discussion around structural racism and poor health outcomes.  “The diseases have changed over the past century, but the root causes remain the same: structural racism.” 

Episode #15: Dr. Nita Lee and Dr. Summer Dewdney on Cervical Cancer in Chicago Disrupting Privilege: Conversations on Race & Health

Dr. Summer Dewdney, an Obstetrics & Gynecological doctor from Rush University Medical Center and John McIlwain from Equal Hope interview Dr. Nita Lee from UChicago Medicine about efforts in Chicago to reduce cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths.  *Correction: John McIlwain correctly mentioned that Rwanda has achieved a very high level of HPV vaccinations across the country but incorrectly suggested that Rwanda has removed cervical cancer as a public health crisis.  The high HPV vaccination rates has lead to a significant drop in the death rate but has not eliminated cervical cancer.  

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