In ‘The Empowerment Zone’ Dr Ramona Houston focusses on building the power of the African American and Latinx communities.
with Dr Ramona Houston – zoning in on African American and Latino empowerment: building economic, political, educational and social power; advocating for health, philanthropy and service; championing racial and social justice.
Dr. Rebecca Lopez: Advancing DEIA within The National Athletic Trainers’ Association —
Diversity continues to be an important issue in all professions. Listen to the conversation today as Ramona talks to Dr. Rebecca Lopez about the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) efforts to improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) via their DEIA Task Force. Through her leadership as a Co-Chair of this task force, NATA has been working to ensure the profession of athletic training continues to grow as health care providers by embracing diversity, cultivating an inclusive and welcoming environment, and reducing the health and health care disparities of underrepresented groups. Dr. Rebecca M. Lopez is a Professor in the Athletic Training Program at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and a Fellow of NATA. Dr. Lopez is currently serving as an Assistant School Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at USF. She also serves as Co-Chair of NATA’s DEIA Task Force.
Highlights from our conversation:
- Women in sports
- Precautions to take to prevent athletic injuries and heat illnesses
- Entry points into the field of athletic training
- The importance of having athletic trainers on location at all athletic events
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
- DEIA in NATA
- Why everyone benefits from diversity
- Transgender health care
- The value of cultural competency and empathy in all health professions
- Strategies for college success
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In this show we zone in on all aspects of Black and Brown empowerment:
- We support building economic, political, educational and social power.
- We advocate for health, philanthropy and service.
- We champion racial and social justice.
- We critically analyze current events and issues from our perspectives.
- We spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events.
- We create synergy between our communities, believing that by working together, we increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.
If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.
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