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Addressing The Health Needs Of Black Children In New Mexico

Gene Grant

June 22, 2018 – A Black Child Wellness Summit was held this week in Albuquerque. State and local officials and advocates convened to discuss strategies for improving the health of African American children in our state. Host Gene Grant sat down with the head of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs to get details on the strategies that show the programs and strategies that appear to show the greatest promise for improving the well-being of black children and families.   

Guest:
Yvette Kaufman-Bell, executive director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs

Full Report: The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

Addressing Concussions In Youth Sports

NMiF 1138 Concussions

March 23, 2018 – New Mexico state law requires that student athletes sit out for 10 days after a concussion. This week we learn about the risk factors for concussions and how students and parents can help better identify and address them when they happen. Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Campbell, Brandon Chavez, director of Spirit Xpress West,and soccer coach Lucien Starzynski.

Further reading:
The Atlantic: How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field
CDC: HEADS UP to youth sports