MEDI MONDAYS radio show
How social determinants of health are affecting under-served populations in our community, from the experts
EPISODE #49 | 9:30 AM Monday, April 26, 2021
A formula for success re: COVID-19 response in the Lowcountry
Guest: Felicia Veasey, community systems director for SC DHEC
Join popular radio host Terry Base, Garcia Williams, executive director of The Medi, and Felicia Veasey, South Carolina DHEC's community systems director, for a conversation about the social determinants of health! Listen in below as they discuss the steps DHEC has taken to achieve success in its COVID-19 response operations in the Charleston region.
In addition to her role as community systems director for SC DHEC's Lowcountry region, Felicia is the health agency's COVID response operations director. She serves 11 counties in the Lowcountry region,
leading and directing efforts to support the implementation of community systems development, working to address health equity by improving the systems involved in promoting health and reducing chronic disease, and engaging the community, local health departments, and state health departments. She also facilitates community assessments and acts as a liaison to internal and external partners, and oversees COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for the region.
Felicia has nearly 15 years of experience engaging community members to live healthier lifestyles. Prior to joining DHEC, she served as senior community liaison for Select Health of South Carolina, where she spearheaded community outreach and education; assisted in the development, implementation, and management of statewide events; and built and nurtured relationships with stakeholders.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and obtained her master of health administration degree from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Tune in every Monday morning to WJNI 106.3 FM or https://onlineradiobox.com/us/wjni/ for a new, local conversation about the social determinants of health and how they're affecting under-served populations, with information and experts that can't be found anywhere else. Past episodes of MEDI MONDAYS: The Social Determinants of Health, as well as 2020'S MEDI MONDAYS: The Coronavirus Edition can also be found here.
SEARCH FOR LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Our COVID-19 database of coronavirus resources local to YOU is constantly updated! Click here to put in your ZIP code. On the next page that comes up, type COVID19 in the upper left search bar, and you'll see everything from home prescription delivery in your area to where to get tested for free to a Facebook page for COVID-19 healthcare professionals.
SOUTH CAROLINA CHURCHES
Please link to this page on your website!
Here, your congregation can quickly find updated COVID-19 resources in their areas by entering their ZIP code at www.themedi.org and typing "COVID19" in the upper left search bar on the next page. This is a free service provided by us as part of our mission to help those in need, especially with healthcare.
A shout-out to Morris Street Baptist Church for
linking to us from their home page. Thank you!