Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford has seen the effects of how healthcare is provided differently across the population, both in her work and in her own experiences as a patient in the healthcare system. One outcome of the disparities in healthcare—the mistrust of the healthcare system—is now hindering the ability to get vaccinations to many of those who are at risk. We talk about the causes and some possible solutions and look at how some of the same issues play out in the treatment of obesity—the most prevalent chronic disease in the United States.
In the episode, Dr. Stanford mentions an event she will be speaking at, a collaboration of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Faith Based Cancer Disparities Network. Here is a link to the event: https://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/events/covid-19-community-education/
Learn more about the Black Women's Health Study
Read the article Beyond Tuskegee—Vaccine Distrust and Everyday Racism (in the New England Journal of Medicine)
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