Pictured here, in the WBRU studio, from left to right, are UrbanHealthWatch.net co-founder and editor, Reza C. Clifton; Elizabeth Burke-Bryant, Executive Director of RI Kids Count; and Michelle Wilson, co-founder of Urban Health Watch and Director of Community Services at the Urban League of RI. Clifton was featured in a report that aired on the station.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Every Sunday morning on 95.5 FM WBRU – during the “360 Degree Black Experience in Sound,” a day of music dedicated to African-American music and programming – the station airs a community news show called The Pulse. Topics covered on The Pulse include hate crimes in RI, youth advocacy in Providence, and the trends of harsh sentencing for nonviolent crimes committed in RI.
On Sunday, April 11, 2010, the topic of the weekly show was health reform and “Health Equity Awareness Month.” Among the voices and sources aired in the report was the editor of Urban Health Watch, Reza Clifton, who discussed early results from the recently distributed Urban Health Watch health reform survey as well as tips on how community members and agencies can help spread the word about upcoming changes.
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UrbanHealthWatch.net is a project managed by the Urban League of Rhode Island and edited by Reza Corinne Clifton, an award-winning journalist and multimedia producer. It is funded by the Rhode Island Prevention Block Grant, a program of the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find us on Facebook. Join the discussions. Create the solutions.