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HomeHealthHealthCetera Radio, March 17, Part 1: Trauma-based Disparities in Health

HealthCetera Radio, March 17, Part 1: Trauma-based Disparities in Health

Source: New York Academy of Sciences

Source: New York Academy of Sciences

The number one cause of death for individuals between the ages of 1-46 is trauma. Every year traumatic events kill close to 200,000 people. Those who are fortunate to survive could suffer permanent disabilities. But does everyone have the same chance of survival and do outcomes depend primarily on the type of trauma? How can you be sure that you are receiving the best care?


On Thursday, March 17th, HealthCetera co-producer Kenya Beard, EdD, RN, discusses these questions with Adil Haider, MD, a trauma and critical care surgeon who is the Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is recognized as the pioneer in the field of trauma disparities research and is credited with uncovering racial disparities after traumatic injury. He reveals the silent truths that impact the quality of healthcare. While his dream is to eradicate trauma-based disparities, he has witnessed the complexities that lengthen the distance between the current and the ideal healthcare system. The reality is that trauma based disparities can and do occur and prevent individuals from reaching their full potential.


So tune in to listen to this first part of HealthCetera Radio on March 17th at 1:00 to WBAI, 99.5 FM or streaming at Or to listen anytime, click 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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