March 16, 2023
Being an advocate in any field comes with a set of challenges. No one knows that better than Ida Winters. Ida Winters is a Black mother of three young men with special healthcare needs, one of whom has autism. She’s also a healthcare advocate who facilitates a support group for the autism society of Southern Wisconsin.
joins Jeiri for a conversation about how she bridges the gap between
families and providers. She shares a behind-the-scenes look at her style
of advocacy and how she developed it organically through her own
experience with her family. Ida also shares her thoughts on why so many
people might struggle with trusting professionals in healthcare, along
with her biggest barrier when entering the advocacy arena. Then, Ida
shares her challenges as a Black family leader at her center. And
finally, she wraps up the episode with her advice for Black and Brown
families who want to improve their connection to the community.
This episode is funded by the Administration for Community Living through technical assistance contract # HHSP75P00121C00057. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Administration on Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.
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