Health Disparities and Community Involvement

August 4, 2014
Hosted by Desiree Watson

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Health Disparities and Community Involvement- will be our discussion topic at The Wellness Lounge, A Step Further 9 a.m. E.S.T. Monday when host Desiree Watson welcomes guest Dwight C. Williams to the show. Board-Certified, Harvard-trained Pediatrician Dwight Williams is director of the Undergraduate Public Health Program in the School of Public Health, director of the Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute, and director of the New York State Department of Health’s Health Management Development Fellowship Program. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged in the past decades as an alternative research paradigm, which integrates education and social action to improve health and reduce health disparities. More than a set of research methods, CBPR is an orientation to research that focuses on relationships between academic and community partners, with principles of colearning, mutual benefit, and long-term commitment and incorporates community theories, participation, and practices into the research efforts. As CBPR matures, tensions have become recognized that challenge the mutuality of the research relationship, including issues of power, privilege, participation, community consent, racial and/or ethnic discrimination, and the role of research in social change. -Tune in Monday, 9 a.m. for the live interview on the Wellness Lounge, A Step Further on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment channel.

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Desiree Watson

Desiree Watson

Desiree Watson, a recognized humanitarian of note, is considered a “branding guru” and an expert on offering the human side of business strategy. She has advised some of the biggest names and institutions in the worlds of business and education.

She has advised C-level Executives on their approach to Community Social Responsibility (CSR), an issue she believes every corporation and organization should address. While there is an obligation to Corporate Social Responsibility, it is equally as important to support the communities we serve and those who support our businesses. In addition, Watson’s days are filled with advancing the cause of women’s rights and equipping women as they advance their careers, businesses and communities.

Desiree's vision is sought after on the international stage, where she exerts influence on policymakers and corporations operating globally. A member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Association of New York, she has also served on the United Nations Association National Council. She is a Charter Member of Leading Women Entrepreneurs. She is an Ambassador of the prestigious Global Wellness Institute (GWI), and has also served on the Advisory Board. She has held key roles as the Chairperson of the 60th Anniversary for the United Nations, Executive VP of the UNA NYC, and is a GWD (Global Wellnessday Ambassador). She is also the Founder of the Essex County Chapter of the WPO (Women Presidents Organization) in New Jersey.

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