“The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS is on the frontlines of the public health crisis in high-risk communities throughout the nation, working to improve access to quality health care, promote public health and disease prevention, and influence public health policy,” said Ms. Fields, who is a former Manhattan Borough President and long-time community activist. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to reach WWRL listeners to share information about the health policies that affect them and to help them gain access to available disease prevention resources, treatment.”
The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc.’s (NBLCA) mission is to educate, mobilize, and empower Black leaders, including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, business professionals, social policy experts, and the media, to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS and other health disparities in their local communities. The NBLCA, founded in November 1987, is the oldest and largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in the United States. The NBLCA conducts policy, research and advocacy on HIV/AIDS and other health disparities to ensure effective participation of our leadership in policy and resource allocation decisions impacting communities of African descent nationwide. The NBLCA has established affiliates in cities where African-American communities are hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including New York City, Nassau County (LI,NY), Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2013 – Affordable Care Act
Host C. Virginia Fields leads a discussion on the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare, as it’s commonly known – and its impact on the health of the black community. Guest Dr. Corey Hebert, a distinguished physician and well-known television and radio commentator, and Gregory Hankins, founder and CEO of Retirement Aspirations. Listen to the show.
August 7, 2013 – Roundtable Discussion
Hosted by CEO C. Virginia Fields leads a roundtable discussion on health & wellness. Guests are Saeeda Dunston, Director of Programs and Training at Diaspora Community Services and Rashida Richardson, Staff Attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy and State Advocacy Working Group Chair of the Positive Justice Project. Listen to the show.
July 24, 2013 – Mental Health & HIV
C. Virginia Fields with guest Dr. Karinn Glover is the Vice President of the Black Psychiatrist of greater New York and Associates. Listen to the show.
July 3, 2013 – Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
Hosted by C. Virginia Fields, President & CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS talks about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in our communities. Joining Ms. Fields in the studio is Carine Jocelyn, Executive Director of Diaspora Community Services. Listen to the show.
June 19, 2013 – HIV & Criminalization
Hosted by C. Virginia Fields talks about the impact of HIV criminalization laws and policies on people living with and affected by HIV and their families and communities.
In the studio with Ms. Fields are Catherine Hanssens, Executive Director and founder of the Center for HIV Law and Policy, and Rashida Richardson, Staff Attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy and State Advocacy Working Group Chair of the Positive Justice Project. Listen to the show.
June 5, 2013 – Hepatitis C
Hosted by CEO C. Virginia Fields Ms. Fields will moderate a discussion on the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis C, with guests Gloria Searson, President and Founder of COPE (Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment), and Hadiyah Charles, Hepatitis C Advocacy Manager, Harm Reduction Coalition. Listen to the show.