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#9 - Prescribing Away Poverty with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Luke Shaefer

Season 1, Ep. 9

In this episode, our hosts Bruce Lesley and Messellech “Selley” Looby chat with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Professor Luke Shaefer about “Rx Kids,” their innovative program to support pregnant women and infants in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician and activist  best known for leading studies that exposed  the deadly levels of lead in Flint’s water supply.  Dr. Shaefer leads Poverty Solutions, an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Michigan that partners with communities and policymakers to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty.  Their conversation with our hosts centers on the importance of  “Rx Kids,” which gives pregnant moms a prenatal allowance and support during the first 12 months of a child's life. By supporting families during their most vulnerable window, the program aims to address a root cause of health equity and opportunity. 


Read more from Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Dr. Luke Shaefer, and about Rx Kids:


Article: I Helped Expose the Lead Crisis in Flint. Here’s What Other Cities Should Do. By Mona Hanna-Attisha


Article: The Future for Flint’s Children, By Mona Hanna-Attisha


Article: I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient, By Mona Hanna-Attisha


Article: 20 Years Since Welfare 'Reform', By Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer


Article: A Simple Approach to Ending Extreme Poverty, By H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn J. Edin 


Book: What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, By Mona Hanna-Attisha


Book: $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, By Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer 


Article: Rx Kids launch takes place in Flint, is almost unbelievable to new Flint moms, by Tanya 


Article: Rx Kids program aims to tackle poverty to improve health of Flint moms and babies,

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Stay up to date with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Luke Shaefer on social media. Follow them on Twitter, @MonaHannaA and @profshaefer. Donate to RxKids on Give Directly. 

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