BPOU in the Press
PBS Utah Insight: Utah’s Healthcare Crisis
In Utah there are more than 1,000 job openings for nurses, without enough qualified applicants to fill those positions. Veteran healthcare workers describe this as a problem only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state begins to work toward a new normal, we examine what can be done to take the pressure off existing providers while setting Utah up for a healthy future.
BPOU Breast Cancer Awareness IN-Focus Discussion
According to the Utah Department of Health, breast cancer is the most commonly-occurring cancer in the U.S. and the leading cause of female cancer-related deaths in Utah. Black Physicians of Utah report that Black women have the highest breast cancer mortality of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.
BPOU Addressing Facts and Myths for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community.
Dr. Richard Ferguson and Dr. Samuel Cheshier discussed what the Black/African American experience has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic, how someone’s occupation or profession may have determined the kind of experience they had during the COVID-19 pandemic, the data on vaccinations when it’s broken down by race and ethnicity, what are some of the reasons for vaccine hesitancy, how historical exploitation play a role in how vaccines are viewed, proposed solutions to increase vaccination rates, and how they’ll implement these strategies in the community.