Black Health: Running Toward Change
There are major health disparities facing the Black community: Black people are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and more. They also live about six years less on average compared to other racial and ethnic groups. * During Black History Month, our hosts talk with Norman Wright from UnitedHealth Group and Edward Walton from Black Men Run about how we got here, what needs to be done to improve health care for Black Americans and how community organizations are leading the way.
* Kaiser Family Foundation
[04:28 ] Interview: Norman Wright, Executive Vice President, Health Equity Strategy for UnitedHealth Group | Wright discusses healthcare access in underserved communities by examining barriers and the history of racism in the United States.
[25:57 ] Interview: Edward Walton, Co-Founder, Black Men Run | Walton shares the origin story of Black Men Run, emphasizing its status as more than just a running club, but as an accessible space for Black men to take control of their health and well-being.
Norman Wright, Executive Vice President, Health Equity Strategy, UHG
Edward Walton, Co-Founder, Black Men Run
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