Jobs in Health, Healthier Corner Stores: New on Urban Health Watch and UHW Radio

Get up, get out and get active for your health.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Have you been following and Urban Health Watch Radio? Starting with the latter, you’ll see that today is one of the last times you’ll hear Episode 2 of Urban Health Watch Radio on WRIU. With information on how to land a job in healthcare and some of agencies helping you get there, Episode 2 is especially relevant in these times of high unemployment and job uncertainty. Please be sure to listen, and tell your friends since next week we debut Episode 3, which deals with strategies to curb obesity.

Other updates you’ll see come from announcements on the UHW Community Datebook page, like the one I’ll post below about events to usher in healthier options in neighborhood markets and corner stores. It’s an exciting initiative that shows what residents and advocates can do in their own backyards.

While you’re online, be sure to check out the podcast of Urban Health Watch Radio, Episode One, and check out the newly posted survey about the show – because we want to hear from you. Thanks for your support and help spreading the word.

– Reza C. Clifton
(e); (p): 401-497-5246


August 6, 2010

(90.3 FM or streaming online live at

Friday, August 6, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Click here to listen from your computer.

Donna Policastro, RN, Executive Director of RI State Nurses Association
Peggy Benz, Director of the Education Exchange
Paula Reid, Program Manager, Medical Homes Project, Rhode Parent Information Network
Shavon Smith, Program Manager, Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) and Representative of the Community Health Workers Association in Rhode Island

On Episode Two, we speak to a roundtable of health advocates and experts about health careers in RI and how to join the workforce. We talk about opportunities for adults in Westerly and Peacedale who may just be starting in health care and we’ll hear from the RI State Nurses Association about opportunities in nursing and how to advance in the field. We also talk with two representatives from RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN) – about the organization’s creative approach to hiring parents and about the newly established Community Health Workers Association – a resource for anyone whose work is geared toward keeping communities healthy. The show’s experts help us understand how to get connected to jobs in health and where to go for more details, resources, and, even, free classes.


August 10 & 14, 2010

Part of the Providence Healthy Corner Store Initiative

Tuesday, August 10 & Saturday, August 14

(August 10)
12:00 – 2:00 PM
New Battambang Market
366 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI

(August 14)
11:00a – 1:00p
Mi Quisqueya Market
933 Broad Street
Providence, RI

The Environmental Justice League of RI and students from the Environmental Justice League’s Community Environmental College invite the public to participate in two Healthy Corner Store Makeovers, on Tuesday, August 10th and Saturday, August 14th. Activities include introducing new healthy products to customers through taste tests and cooking demonstrations, labeling healthy items in the store, and physically rearranging products and displays to promote the healthiest options. Info: or (in English o Espanol) 401- 383-7441.


August 11 – 13, 2010

The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color
A Two-Day Training for Journalists

August 11 – 13, 2010
Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, Louisiana

Health reform presents an historic opportunity to address fundamental inequities in the health care system and to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities that continue to plague the nation. As the process of health reform implementation moves forward, the media will play a key role in informing the public about how these changes will affect their communities.


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