The Dissect & Connect Podcast: Resilience Week in Virginia & Trauma Informed Communities

Episode 45: Resilience Week in Virginia & Trauma Informed Communities This week’s episode of the “Dissect & Connect” podcast features an interview with Melissa McGinn, Director of Community Prevention Programs for Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) and State Coordinator for Virginia’s Trauma Informed Community Networks. Click here or on the image above to…

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Lung cancer screening and smoking cessation on the latest “Dissect & Connect” podcast

The “Dissect & Connect” Podcast: Episode 38 – Lung Cancer Screening & Smoking Cessation Aimee Strong is a Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at UVA Health who works in the Lung Cancer Screening Program. In our conversation, Aimee explains the different types of lung cancer and the process involved with a routine screening….

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The Dissect & Connect Podcast: Suicide in America

Click here or on the graphic above to listen. The Dissect & Connect Podcast is also available under “Podcasts” on both Spotify and iTunes/Apple, as well as here: www.nrvcs.org/podcast. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 48,000 Americans dying by suicide each year. American Association of Suicidology President, Dr….

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Discussing autism on the latest “Dissect & Connect”

Click here or on the graphic above to listen to this week’s episode! (Also available on Spotify and iTunes/Apple) Jen Scott and Jennifer Bertollo are with the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research (VTAC/CAR). Jen is the Rural Outreach and Grants Coordinator for VTAC/CAR. Jennifer is a doctoral student in the Clinical…

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A one-on-one conversation with “Dopesick” author Beth Macy

Our latest podcast features an interview with New York Times best-selling author Beth Macy, author of “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and The Drug Company That Addicted America.” Macy is also creator of the Audible Original audio documentary, “Dopesick: Finding Tess.” In our conversation, we discuss the overwhelming response to “Dopesick” and some of the spinoff projects…

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Discussing LGBTQ issues on the “Dissect & Connect” podcast

Emil Morris is a Community Outreach Specialist with the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley and helps facilitate the organization’s Inclusion Council. In our conversation, we discuss a variety of issues affecting the LGBTQ community – including the prevalence of discrimination, abuse and sexual violence that is often perpetrated against this population. Emil,…

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Discussing black mental wellness on the “Dissect & Connect” podcast

Dr. Dana L. Cunningham serves as Vice-President of Community Outreach and Engagement for Black Mental Wellness, a Washington, D.C.-based group founded by clinical psychologists whose mission is to address mental health issues that are prevalent and unique to the experiences of black people. In our conversation, Dr. Cunningham reflects upon current events around social unrest…

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Latest “Dissect & Connect” podcast features Leanna Craig with Virginia Veteran & Family Support

Leanna Craig is the West Region Director with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VDVS VVFS). Leanna leads a regional team that monitors and coordinates behavioral health, rehabilitative, and support services for veterans, service members, families and caregivers (SMVF). In our conversation, she shares an overview of her program…

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