WBFO: ‘Buffalo, What’s Next? Patient-Centered Care for Black Communities’;

 Across America, inequities outside the health care system – in terms of measures like poverty, food insecurity, and family wealth, also negatively affect the health of Black families. In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?” professionals from the Community Health Center of Buffalo share their efforts to address healthy disparity and inequity.

LISTEN: 59:59 https://www.wbfo.org/podcast/buffalo-whats-next

On Wed., June 28, 2022, the program featured interviews with Dr. LaVonne E. Ansari, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.; Dr. Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.; and Rahsaan DeLain M.S., Executive Director, Collaboration on Poverty Elimination (COPE) WNY; Project Coordinator, Health Equity, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

In the first segment, WBFO News Director, Dave Debo conducted a wide-ranging discussion with Dr. Ansari focused on our region, health care access, the need for a community health center model like the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc., and how it directly serves minority black and brown populations.


In the second segment, WBFO Morning Edition Host Jay Moran engaged Dr. Davis and Rahsaan Delain more specifically about health inequities, trauma, trust, etc

About “Buffalo What’s Next?”

Broadcast live on air daily at 10 AM, “Buffalo, What’s Next?” is a new discussion program from WBFO/NPR that describes itself as “unapologetically confronting the reasons why the May 14 mass shooting occurred in Buffalo.”

“Each hour-long episode is hosted by WBFO News Director Dave Debo, WBFO Managing Editor Brigid Jaipaul-Valenza, and WBFO Morning Edition Host Jay Moran, and will amplify voices that have traditionally been marginalized. The show provides a forum for open, honest, and candid conversations about what happened, what’s next, and what role each of us can play in solving the problems that caused it. The show is broadcast live on air from 10 AM to 11 AM Monday through Friday, and airs again at 9 PM on WBFO. It is also available digitally through WBFO’s website, apps and as a podcast.”

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