Listen to the Podcast
- 1:31 – History of healthcare system (hospitals) in the US
- 3:40 – Freedman’s Bureau Medical Division established
- 5:30 – 1940’s President Truman and national health program
- 6:09 – American Medical Association anti-Truman campaign
- 7:09 – 1965 Lyndon Baines Johnson and medicare
- 8:03 – Factoids that show our unequal healthcare
- 12:59 – How to improve community inequality
- 14:40 – Information is key in health systems (data, data, data)
- 17:09 – Why hospitals collect data and how to reduce inequity
- 21:30 – Patient advocacy
- 24:07 – Why should every American be interested in decreasing healthcare disparities
Asante Dickson, MD is chairman of Adventist healthcare White Oak Medical Center and CoFounder/President, Ascension Medical Educators, LLC, a professional services firm committed to providing quality academic advising, professional development, and positive self-assessment of students aspiring to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Dickson is a graduate of Cornell University and former post baccalaureate student at Georgetown University in the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Program. He achieved the Doctorate of Allopathic Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM), with a Fellowship in Stanford University’s Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology. He is a full-time CAQ Neuroradiologist, and a committed advocate for social justice in healthcare, with significant contribution of time, talent and finance in support of high school and college – level pipeline initiatives for scholars aspiring to the profession of medicine.