Social Determinants of Health

[ You can also catch episodes of 2020's MEDI MONDAYS: The Coronavirus Edition here ]


What Does Technology Have to Do with Health Disparities?

SPECIAL GUESTS | M. Chris Gibbons, MD, John Hopkins Urban Health Institute

05.17.21 | WJNI Gospel Radio 106.3 FM | MEDI MONDAYS with host Terry Base

Tobacco and the Black Community

SPECIAL GUESTS | Crystal Rouse and LaShandra Morgan, National Council of Negro Women: Bethune Leonard

05.17.21 | WJNI Gospel Radio 106.3 FM | MEDI MONDAYS with host Terry Base

Menthol and the Black Community

SPECIAL GUEST | April Lott, spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women: Bethune Leonard

05.10.21 | WJNI Gospel Radio 106.3 FM | MEDI MONDAYS with host Terry Base

More past episodes below

NEW FOR 2021! | You're invited to listen in every Monday morning on WJNI 106.3 FM, or online at, to MEDI MONDAYS: SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH for a Charleston, SC-based conversation about the social determinants of health (such as education, economic stability, neighborhoods & environment, community & social context, and healthcare) and how it's affecting under-served populations, with information and experts that can't be found anywhere else.

(You can also find 2020's episodes of our MEDI MONDAYS: THE CORONAVIRUS EDITION radio show on this page; just scroll down.)


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Formula for Success: COVID Response in the Lowcountry | Felicia Veasey, Community Systems Director, SC DHEC | 05.03.21

COVID-19: What to Do Now, & How to Prepare for the Future | Glenn Ellis, Medical Ethicist, Health Columnist & Educator | 04.26.21

Exploring COVID-19 Community Engagement Strategies | Dr. Aretha Powers, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network | 04.12.21

"Best Of" Medi Mondays Easter Edition | Garcia Williams, Executive Director of The Medi | 04.05.21

Smoking Prevention Among People of Color: Strategies & Pending Legislation | Dr. Phillip S. Gardiner, AATLC | 03.29.21

Cultural Connections & Healthcare Quality in Communities of Color | Dr. Sidney Nelson, III, Medical Home Group | 03.22.21

How the Stress & Isolation of COVID are Affecting People in Addiction Recovery | Johnny W. Allem, Aquila Recovery Clinic | 03.15.21

Health Equity: How One Hospital is Creating It for Vulnerable Populations | Dr. Kim Butler Willis, Roper St. Francis Health | 03.08.21

Data Analytics: The Story Behind the Pandemic | Joan Robinson-Berry, one of Black Enterprise's Most Powerful Women | 03.01.21

Protecting Your Psychological Health during the Pandemic | Guest: Dr. Stephen McLeod-Bryant, U. of Miami Psychiatrist | 02.22.21

The COVID-19 Vaccine & the African American Community | Guest: Dr. Paula Orr, Charleston Women's Wellness Center  | 02.15.21

It's Time to Stop the Spread of the Deadliest Virus in US History | Guest: Anton Gunn, Former Presidential Senior Advisor | 02.08.21

Impact of Social Determinants of Health on COVID Vaccinations | Guest: Dr. Walter Egerton, CMO of Saint Agnes Medical | 02.01.21

Solutions for Survival: Social Media & Multiple Generations | Guest: Rev. Dr. Krystal Sears, Host of 'Say What Now,' | 01.25.21

Community Participatory Research & Social Determinants | Guest: Roger Clark, John Hopkins Research Advisory Council | 01.18.20

A Board-Certified Oncologist on COVID and Cancer Patients | Guest: Dr. Kashyap Patel, International Oncology Network | 12.14.20

A Local Physician on the Current State of COVID-19 Vaccines | Guest: Dr. Thaddeus Bell, Closing the Gap in Healthcare | 12.07.20

Community Check: What Did YOU Do for Thanksgiving? | Guests: You! Our listeners called in, and we fielded the calls | 11.30.20

Tweaking Your Thanksgiving to Keep Your Family Safe from COVID-19 | Guest: Dr. Linda Bell, SC State Epidemiologist | 11.23.20

The Power of Partnerships During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Guest: Casdell Singleton, Executive Director, Palmetto CAPS | 11.16.20

Steps You Can Take to Vote While Minimizing Your COVID-19 Risk | Guests: Clay Middleton, Carolyn Leleque, Rev. Rivers | 11.02.20

COVID-19 and Black-Owned Businesses: How Local Churches Are Helping | Guests: Revs. Byron Benton & William Plonk | 10.26.20

COVID-19 Testing Update: Charleston & Berkley Counties | Guest: Anthony Poole, Chief Clinical Officer, Fetter Health | 10.19.20

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Focusing on All Matters of Our Health | Guest: Ashley Conway, breast cancer survivor | 10.12.20

COVID-19: Where Are We Now, and What Else Should We Be Doing? | Guest: Glenn Ellis, medical ethicist & columnist | 10.05.20

Adjusting to a New Home After COVID-19 Forces Changes | Guest: Ann McGill, CBS WCSC Live 5 News Anchor | 09.28.20

The Vital Role Nurses Play in COVID-19 | Guest: Dr. Debbie Chatman, RN, MUSC Nursing Assistant Dean | 09.21.20
"Best Of" COVID-19 Conversations: Holiday Edition | Guest: Garcia Williams, Executive Director, The Medi | 09.07.20

A Conversation with a Gospel Singing Star... and COVID-19 Survivor | Guest: Jarell Smalls, Gospel Star | 08.31.20 

A new COVID-19 Task Force of Community Leaders | Guest: Paula Orr, MD, Charleston Women's Wellness Center | 08.24.20 

The Consequences of COVID-19 Social Isolation | Guest: Helen C. Ballestas, PhD | 08.17.20 

Resources for Those in Need During COVID-19 | Guest: Reshma Khan, MD, Shifa Free Clinic | 08.10.20 

The Use of Technology During COVID-19 | Guest: Tarsha Wheaton, Program Director, Early Head Start | 08.03.20 

Returning to School During COVD-19 | Guest: Erica Taylor, Chief of Staff, Charleston County Schools | 07.27.20 

A Pandemic Specialist on COVID-19 | Guest: Professor Damon L. Fordham, Charleston Southern and The Citadel | 07.20.20 

A Medical Doctor on the COVID-19 Pandemic | Guest: Thaddeus Bell, MD, Founder, Changing the Cap in Health Care | 07.13.20 

COVID-19: The Independence Day Edition | Guest: Garcia Williams, Executive Director, The Medi | 07.06.20

Straight Talk from a COVID-19 Expert | Guest: Dr. Linda Bell, South Carolina State Epidemiologist | 06.29.20

COVID-19: A Disease of Isolation | Guest: Larry Gourdine, Chief Engagement Officer, The Opioid Collaborative | 06.22.20

COVID-19 and the Black Carolinian | Guest: Michael Allen, Historian, S. Carolina African American Heritage Commission | 06.15.20 

COVID-19, Advocacy, and Social Justice | Guest: Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, Vice President, National Action Network | 06.08.20

COVID-19 and Young Special Needs Children | Guest: Adrienne Troy-Frazier, Director, Berkeley County First Steps | 06.05.20 

COVID-19 Testing Update | Guest: Dr. Sharvette Slaughter, Chief Operating Officer, Fetter Healthcare | 05.25.20

COVID-19 and Health Care Disparities | Guest: Susan Burroughs, Chief Operations Officer, KershawHealth | 05.18.20 

COVID-19 and People of Color | Guest: US Representative James E. Clyburn, US House Majority Whip, US Congress | 05.11.20

COVID-19 and Mental Health | Guest: Jada McCray, LCSW-C, Clinic Director, BTST Services | 05.04.20

COVID-19 and Your Mind and Body | Guest: Dr. Paula Orr, Owner & Physician, Charleston Women's Wellness Center | 04.27.20

COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health | Guest: Garcia Williams, Executive Director, The Medi | 04.20.20

COVID-19 and Black America | Guest: Glenn Ellis, Medical Ethicist and Syndicated Health Columnist | 04.13.20