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Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency

A health equity podcast that gets to the point

We’re proud to present Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency. This diversity and inclusion podcast asks candid questions about what equity means for health care. Join hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD – plus leading guest experts – as they:

  • Dig into social determinants of health
  • Examine the past, present and future impact of disparities within health care
  • Talk about ways to help yourself, friends and neighbors take action, create change and find better health

Through open dialogue and conversations, we’re helping expand the definition of healthy communities.

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In this special episode of Off the Charts, co-hosts Steven Jackson, MD, Kari Haley, MD, and producer Jimmy Bellamy reflect on the past year since the podcast launched. They share the conversations they’re still thinking about, the quotes that have stuck with them and feedback from listeners that inspire them to keep going. Off the Charts will return soon with Season 3.

Lorraine Love spent 15 years in human services before combining the warmth and spirit she had for that work with her skillsets in beauty, design, budgeting and management to open Minnesota’s first Black-owned bridal store. LaNoire Bridal in St. Paul has a culturally diverse selection of wedding attire and services. Love, who grew up in the historic Rondo community as one of eight children, shares how her passion and knack for hair and makeup led her down the path of business owner. LaNoire Bridal was a featured business of the St. Paul Anchor Strategy, a HealthPartners program designed to promote and support the St. Paul community.

Kari Haley, MD, is an emergency medicine doctor at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. She’s also an assistant medical director for Regions EMS. A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, Dr. Haley believes better health care for everyone is only possible when all patients see themselves represented, heard and affirmed.

Steven Jackson, MD, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor – and the medical director of patient experience – at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Committed to ensuring every patient receives the care they need, Dr. Jackson believes cultural humility and a shared curiosity about our differences are key to building stronger communities.

More about equity, inclusion and anti-racism at HealthPartners

Being welcome, included and valued is a basic human need and essential to health and well-being. It’s why eliminating inequities is key to building healthy communities.