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HealthConnections: Promoting Wellness Among Those with Stigmatizing Disorders

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There are certain groups of people that are afflicted with stigmatizing disorders: Substance Use Disorder (SUD), HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis C, all of which are stigmatized and not well understood by the public. Stigma has a negative impact on access to health care services, as well as the quality of services received, and can be linked to policies that perpetuate inequities. Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing speaks with Dr. Wanda Montalvo, Senior Fellow and Team Lead for the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.