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WHYY'S ORIGINAL TV PRODUCTION "LATINA SALUD: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT"
TO BE BROADCAST IN SPANISH ON WUVP-TV, CHANNEL 65
...Followed by live panel discussion of Latina health topics...
LATINA SALUD: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT, an original WHYY television production, will be broadcast in Spanish on WUVP-TV, Channel 65. The program investigates how cultural barriers affect the ability of Latinas in the Philadelphia region to obtain adequate medical care. It also explores how health providers can better serve Latinas and what Latinas themselves can do to improve their health status.
Part one of the documentary, will air on Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m., and part two will air on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. Each broadcast will be followed by a live panel discussion relating to the issues presented in the program. The discussions will be hosted by WUVP-TV news anchor Maria Porras.
In addition, WHYY will re-broadcast the English version of LATINA SALUD: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT on Sunday, October 6 at 5 p.m on TV12.
The LATINA SALUD: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT documentary is the centerpiece of WHYY's Latina Health Project, a year-long, multimedia exploration of cultural issues that impact health and medical care for Latinas. The project explores, through TV, radio, the Web and community events, how Hispanic cultural traditions impede effective health care and examine how the culture of mainstream medicine can be a barrier to care for this population. Before starting production work, WHYY held a series of in-depth focus group discussions with Latina consumers, health advocates, and health providers to define the issues that most concern them.
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