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Keeping Healthcare Simple for People

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Welcome back to the podcast today. Have the privilege of. Even these Andino, she is an Afro Latino Health Equity innovator born and raised in the Bronx and the founder and CEO of radical health at least enjoyed a fledgling career in health tech pioneering, some of its first digital health solutions, including bringing the first mobile APP prescribing platform to the market and working with global clients, such as the N., H. S. in London and Kaiser Permanente while she routinely trained oncologist on new drugs. She found herself unprepared when her mother was diagnosed with cancer this I heard directly and intimately confront the systemic healthcare despair she knew existed in founding radical health. The first Latina owned and operated benefit Corp in New York City. She has sought to combine her expertise in healthcare and her passion as a community organizer, coming from an historically marginalized community herself. It was important for valise to initially build radical health by bringing together her neighbors around her kitchen table and hearing firsthand from voices, including undocumented women of color, elderly young people and the Lgbtq community who are. Figuratively, and literally never given a seat at the table to have a say in their own healthcare destiny through radical help you've is committed to the task of transforming healthcare by facilitating health literacy and self advocacy as well as or Djing a relationship between meaningful to face conversations with cutting edge technology, so you know the teams of access and making health care equality. Equality is something that continues to come up. We touch on topics like social determinants of health and I think we're GONNA be at a cross section of a lot of these hot topics today with the release, and so with that I want to give her a warm welcome, so glad you're here. Thank you so much for having me it really the pleasure so. What did I leave out of your intro that you wanNA share with the listeners I think the important pieces that we could add to. That is that I'm. reported circle train so I use indigenous practice to convene and hold workshops and sessions, but really go back into practices that have been used over and over again, and we get to incorporate that into our work and I recently in two thousand eighteen with nominated as a roddenberry fellow for the work that we're doing with radical health. Congratulations on that that's pretty pretty impressive. And you know you gotta do things differently to get results, and so you know your story obviously highlights why you're so passionate about what you do, but what is it that got you into healthcare to begin with? The story is anyone ever grown up with very little. The number one objective and for me was I wanted to get out of the hood I wanted to make a lot of money I wanted a fancy apartment. All the things that we see on television and that was that was my number one goal and the way to do that. was I was GonNa Dancer, and so I'm going to help people but I also make sure that I had some. Truth behind that was that didn't really really work out for me, and that wasn't really the path that I was going to go on, but I still ended up in healthcare and ended up looking at help from different perspectives and getting to do that getting kind of the inner belly of the beast in my work with Pharma through my work in health, tack and so I. Guess I guess ultimately trying to what led me here today. That's awesome. You know what that grit that very strong desire to get out of the hood and just get a better life I mean. Hey, I grew up with not much either elise. Definitely been a motivating force in my life and everything that I do so I totally appreciate that. So now that you've been the business for quite some time, and and doing your own thing now. What's that hot topic that you want us to focus on today for leaders listening? The important thing and I I am shouting from the rooftops at every opportunity. That I get. We talk a lot about innovation. We're talking a lot about transforming how using all the new things but what we're really missing is like equity and equity in help and to day and America folks that are the most disproportionately affected are black and Brown people. People with disabilities are better in and. Help like right. Yeah! Health, as as we know, it is not equal, and we have people who are dying disproportionate rate where I live in the South Bronx our community number. I'm average. Five years sooner than our neighbors were less than a mile away on the upper east side, and this is happening across the country. Where are the code and the structures where we live are really impacting our ability, our our life, and how we live and I think that really needs to be at the top of all of these conversations in top of health. It's not enough. Enough to provide you know quality care or provide an invasion be talking about who is not being acknowledging who are the most impacted by what we're doing our work and what we're creating

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