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Basic Black; Black Health Checkup: A Conversation With Mass. Secretary of Health JudyAnn Bigby

03/11/2008

CC Master Black Health Checkup: A Conversation with Mass. Secretary of Health JudyAnn Bigby Show #3916 Tape Date: 3/11/08 Broadcast Date: 3/20/08 Producer Valerie Linson Length: 26:46


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Series
Basic Black
Program
Black Health Checkup: A Conversation With Mass. Secretary of Health JudyAnn Bigby
Program Number

3916

Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Black Americans have the greatest disparities in health of any population in the United States, except for maybe Native Americans, says Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, secretary of the Executive Office of Health & Human Services in Massachusetts.

In order to get a closer look at what the disparities were for African Americans and other communities of color in Massachusetts, Bigby's office, under Governor Deval Patrick's administration, and the Department of Health examined the trends and released the first detailed report showing the differences in health status among racial and ethnic groups across the state in November 2007. "They're dying from things that are preventable," says Bigby, citing heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and homicide.

In this episode of Basic Black, Bibgy talks with host Kim McLarin about some of the factors that may be contributing to health disparities and why she thinks the report can serve as a tool for empowering communities of color with the information they need to combat health problems. "There's a lot that we need to do," Bigby says.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
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