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We’re excited to launch the second series of episodes in our podcast, Hard Data – From Evidence to Action!

Hard Data features interviews with leading experts in healthcare, data, and public policy as they highlight the ways data-driven policy is making a positive impact on the health of communities across the United States.

This next series of episodes includes:

COVID-19 and Disparities in Care

COVID-19 has changed how we view everything in our world. From day to day tasks like shopping for groceries to the functioning of our health care system and other major social institutions. Dr. Stephanie Zaza, President of ACPM, joins the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it has brought to light and exasperated racial disparities in health care delivery.

COVID-19 In Under-served Communities

Dr. Ayanna Bucnker, MD, MPH, the Principal of Community Health Cooperative joins the podcast to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on under-served communities and how systemic racism amplifies disparities in care. 

NVDRS Implementation at the State Level

Dr. Sabrina Brown, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology college of public health at the University of Kentucky has been working with the National Violent Death Reporting System Since 2002. In this episode of Hard Data, she shares how the state has implemented the system and is using the data provided to drive policy decisions.

COVID-19 in Rural America

Dr. Michael Brumage, the Medical Director of Cabin Creek Health Systems in Charleston West Virginia and the Director of the West Virginia University Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Brumage joins the podcast to discuss the state of rural healthcare and how he’s using data to identify significant disparities in care, especially as it pertains to pandemic readiness.

Working With Policymakers on Injury and Violence Prevention

Paul Bonta, Director of Government Relations for the Safe States Alliance joins the podcast to discuss how data is used to educate policymakers to make informed decisions on health care policy.