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WURD & WHYY Partner on new initiative “In the Gap”
Aug 22, 2011 | News Archive
WURD & WHYY Partner on new initiative “In the Gap”

In the Gap is a news and dialogue series from 900AM-WURD and WHYY. The health of blacks in Southeastern Pennsylvania is poorer than the health of whites across many measures including cancer, diabetes and kidney disease. Experts aren't entirely sure why. In the Gap will try to foster a conversation ...

 

“In the Gap: Voices from the Health Divide,” a new groundbreaking radio documentary series presented by 900AM-WURD and WHYY Newsworks, looks at health differences and health outcomes that exist between Blacks and Whites in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Six percent of the nation’s physicians are African American; while about 14 percent of the population is Black. Does this gap hinder health care? Does race really matter in medicine? The August installment of In the Gap examines these and other important questions related to the demographics of America’s doctors.

About “In the Gap”
The health of Blacks in Southeastern Pennsylvania is poorer than the health of Whites across many measures including cancer, diabetes and kidney disease. Experts aren’t entirely sure why. “In the Gap” seeks to foster a conversation about the divide that separates African Americans from better health outcomes and access to care.
“In the Gap” stories identify glaring health differences and document the disparities that matter most. WHYY Health reporter Taunya English is the series producer. Taunya visits neighborhoods across the region – on a mission to document sound portraits that reveal the challenges and triumphs of people living “In the Gap.”
LISTEN and CALL-IN to WURD’s HealthQuest Live with Sara Lomax-Reese
TALK BACK on 900amwurd.com and NewsWorks.org
LISTEN on WHYY’s Newsworks and Morning Edition

Help us report the series:
The series continues to evolve. With your suggestions, we’ll select story topics that reflect some of the most pressing health concerns and successes in the African American community.
Do you know someone living “in the gap?”
Who’s working to close the health gap in your neighborhood?
What’s your idea for the next story in the series?
Send story ideas to: inthegap@wurdradio.com

 

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