July 29, 2021 - Behavioral Health: The Expanding Need
The World Health Organization warns that COVID-19 has disrupted behavioral health services across the globe, while the CDC notes substantial increases in anxiety and depressive disorders in the United States. Adagio Health presents Julius Boatwright, MSW, LSW, Founder & CEO of Steel Smiling, an organization focused on bridging the gap between Black people and mental health support; and Christine Crowell, MA, LPC, NCC, Behavioral Health Clinician at Adagio Health Erie. Hosted by special guest Dr. Denise Johnson, MD, FACOG, FACHE, Pennsylvania's Acting Physician General.
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April 15, 2021 - Black Maternal Health: An American Crisis
Black women in the U.S. routinely experience pool maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth, irrespective of income and education levels. As we recognize Black Maternal Health week, Adagio Health presents Dr. Dara Mendez, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh & member of the Infant Mortality Collaborative for Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee; along with Representative Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia), Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Subcommittee on Women & Girls of Color.
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February 25, 2021 - Food Insecurity: The New Emergency
Recent news clips showing miles-long food lines have illustrated how the economic impacts of COVID-19 have intensified a crisis that already affected more than 35-million people in America. Adagio Health presents Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank President & CEO, Lisa Scales and Executive Director of Feeding Pennsylvania, Jane Clements-Smith for an exploration of solutions and advocacy around this national crisis.
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October 14, 2021 - Race, Health and Equity
With a global pandemic that has amplified racial health disparities, and the declarationof racism as a public health crisis in cities across the country - including Pittsburgh - how can providers, patients and advocates work together to effect real change, and better health outcomes, for people of color? Adagio Health presents Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, Chief Clinical Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Allegheny Health Network, Navy veteran and global health issues expert.
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