UHW Radio

Don’t forget, if you’ve heard some or all of Urban Health Watch Radio, tell us what you think; click here to take the Listener Survey. Or listen online to Episode 1 or 2, or catch Episode 3, airing Tuesdays and Fridays on WRIU. See more below.

(90.3 FM or streaming online live at www.wriu.org):

Tuesday, August 10, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Friday, August 13, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 17, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Friday, August 20, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 24, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Friday, August 27, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM


Want to hear a sample of each episode before committing to a full 30-minute show? Listen to a short podcast from each episode by clicking directly on their titles below.

Episode One, SHORT PODCAST (1 minute, 58 seconds)
Episode Two, SHORT PODCAST (2 minutes, 39 seconds)
Episode Three, SHORT PODCAST (1 minute, 38 seconds)


Have you listened to part or all of an episode of Urban Health Watch Radio on WRIU? Have you heard part or all of the Urban Health Watch Radio Podcast on UrbanHealthWatch.net? If you said yes to one or both of these questions, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Click here to take the SHORT online survey to tell us what you thought when you heard Urban Health Watch Radio. Your voice matters and, as always, we invite you to “Join the Discussions and Create the Solutions.”


On Episode 3, we speak to a roundtable of health advocates and experts on the topic of obesity, taking a special look at rates and trends in RI, and how to turn things around individually and through community involvement. We’ll talk about ways to make change at work with you and your colleagues, at doctors’ offices and health centers between physicians and parents, and at home with your family with tips on how to access nutritious, healthy, and affordable fresh foods. We’ll also discuss programs, policies, and strategies for outreach specifically targeting children and youth and South County residents. Guests from Episode 3 will help us understand how to take action, from where we live, work, and/or play.

Click here to listen to the podcast ANYTIME from your computer.


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.

Click here to listen to the podcast ANYTIME from your computer.


On Episode One, we speak to a roundtable of health advocates and experts about issues of affordable health care and access for all Rhode Islanders. We’ll talk about the opportunities available to entrepreneurs and self-employed workers and to families and residents who are uninsured, under insured or earning lower incomes. We’ll also talk about services that hospitals and health centers offer by choice and the ones they’re now required to offer by law. Episode one’s experts will help us understand why insurance or access to regular care is important to children and families and they’ll review policy changes and updates to make sure everyone is informed about all their health insurance and access options.

Click here to listen to the podcast ANYTIME from your computer.


Providence, Rhode Island-based blog, Urban Health Watch (UrbanHealthWatch.net), and Southern RI Area Health Education Center (AHEC) have united to launch Urban Health Watch Radio, a public awareness campaign and radio program on 90.3 FM, WRIU – a broadcast service of the University of Rhode Island and a station that can be heard throughout Southern Rhode Island as well as other areas of the state; parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island, NY; and worldwide or from anywhere via an Internet webcast. The goal of Urban Health Watch Radio is to provide actionable steps that people can use everyday by extending health education into the community and delivering culturally appropriate messages about public health.

UrbanHealthWatch.net is managed by the Urban League of RI, an affiliate of the National Urban League, and funded by a Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Urban Health Watch Radio is made possible by a grant from Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center (AHEC), an organization striving to, among other goals, increase the interaction of health professionals with communities in southern Rhode Island.

For more information, click here to keep reading the press release, or contact Urban Health Watch Editor and Radio Producer, Reza Corinne Clifton, at urbanhealthri@gmail.com or by phone at 401-497-5246.


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  1. Pingback: Recent Links and Articles on Health: Nutrition, Access to Care, and Challenges to Overcome « Urban Health Watch

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