The Rural Health Voice

The Rural Health Voice


Latest Episodes

RHV 46: Food Sovereignty
November 20, 2020

Why don’t we grow more of our own food?  Amyrose Foll, Founder of the Virginia Free Farm joined the Rural Health Voice to discuss how they are assuring that Virginian’s have access to healthy food. - More information: RVA Agriculture

RHV 45: What the Heck is an AHEC?
November 06, 2020

What the heck is an AHEC?  Aileen Edwards Harris, Executive Director of the Capital Area Health Education Center gives us the answer. - If you want to be part of the conversation about rural health, check out the Rural Health Voice Conference. -

RHV 44: COVID Conspiracies & African American Communities
October 17, 2020

Are conspiracies about COVID fact or fiction?  Ashley Reynolds Marshall, Executive Director, YWCA of Central Virginia joined me to discuss how mistrust of public health initiatives is sometimes well-earned.

RHV 43: Maternal Health
October 02, 2020

How does racial bias impact pregnancy and childbirth for African American women?  Kenda Sutton-El, Co-Executive Director at Birth In Color RVA joined the Rural Health Voice to discuss health inequities in maternal health -

RHV 42: Virginia COPES
September 04, 2020

What can you do if dealing with COVID has got you down?  Craig Camidge, Director of the Office of Emergency Management at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services  joined me to discuss the crisis counseling that is availabl...

RHV 41: Overdose
August 21, 2020

What has been the impact of COVID for persons with substance use disorders?  Mike Wade, Coordinator of Community Wellness and Outreach at New River Valley Community Services joined the Rural Health Voice to discuss the spike in overdoses and what can b...

RHV 40: Senator Tim Kaine
August 07, 2020

In recent years, the Virginia Rural Health Association has become increasingly concerned of the health inequities that are the reality for minority populations in rural Virginia.  African American women in Virginia are three times more likely to die af...

RHV 39: Oral Health
July 17, 2020

What are some of the needs for dental health in rural areas?  Sarah Raskin,PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, VCU and member of the iCubed Initiative,

RHV 38: Connecting to Patients
June 19, 2020

What considerations do urban providers have to make when rural patients travel to see them?  Veronica Bernacchi, BSN, RN, PCCN - joined The Rural Health Voice to discuss what she has learned about providing healthcare as a PhD student in nursing at th...

RHV 37: Flying PPE
June 11, 2020

How do medical supplies get to remote rural communities during a pandemic?  They fly!  Jess Ames, Outreach and Events Director, for Angel Flight East joined me to discuss a unique delivery method. - Angel Flight East (AFE) Transporting PPE to Area...