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HealthCetera, March 10, Part 2: Circle of 6

circle-of-6-appSexual assault of women  is a persistent national problem on college campuses and local communities. A smartphone app called Circle of 6 was developed to enable young women to get help if they feel they are in an unsafe situation. But is it effective in reducing sexual assaults among young women–in fact, will women even use it?

On Part 2 of the March 10th HealthCetera radio program, producer Diana Mason discusses this question with Teresa Yang, a registered nurse who works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and has conducted a study of the use of the Circle of 6 app among women college students.

So tune in on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to HealthCetera on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City or streaming at Or you can listen to the interview anytime by clicking here:

HealthCetera is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

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Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.

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