Health & Wellness

Natalie Krebs/Side Effects Public Media

The Midwest is home to tens of thousands of immigrants — including refugees from countries like Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Iraq. And it’s been a challenge to provide information about COVID-19 and vaccines to those who don’t speak English.

Farah Yousry / Side Effects Public Media

On normal days, the gym at this Indianapolis school would be filled with kids in phys ed classes. But last Saturday it was the scene of a pop-up vaccination clinic.

And the mood was just as up-beat. One nurse brought her husband to the KIPP Indy Legacy High School to get vaccinated — to cheers from everyone around.

Collaboration Opens New Clinic Downtown

Apr 5, 2021
Steve Burger / WNIN

A ribbon cutting in downtown Evansville Monday opened up better health care access for marginalized communities in the near downtown area.  

It’s called Deaconess Clinic Memorial, located on the campus of Memorial Baptist Church in Evansville. Memorial pastor Adrian Brooks, Sr., says they have been working on this project for some time.

“We feel like by having this facility here, we’re going to see the needle move in this area in terms of how some of these maladies affect certain demographics disproportionately.”

Lloyd "Lucky" Hall (at far right) died of Covid-19 in March 2020 at age 69. He leaves behind a wife and a family of children and grandchildren. (Photo courtesy Sirrea Whittaker)

Sirrea Whittaker describes her dad as the life of the party, an outspoken Black man with a love for his Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a sprawling network of friends.

Medicaid Work Requirements May Be Gone For Good

Mar 30, 2021

It appears major changes may be coming to Medicaid, which insures around 70 million Americans and provides health coverage for low-income adults, people with disabilities and some children.