The Community Health Focus Hour is the University of Chicago Medicine's weekly talk radio show on WVON 1690 AM.

Each week, one of our hosts facilitates an interactive discussion exploring a specific health topic affecting our communities.

Featured guests may include physicians, researchers, community leaders, patients and others.

Listeners are encouraged to call in and contribute to the conversation.


Join Us

The Community Health Focus our airs on Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Tune in to WVON 1690 AM or listen online.

Contact us to receive a weekly email announcing upcoming topics, guests and hosts.

June 15
Getting Black Men into the Healthcare Playing Field
Host: Edwin McDonald IV, MD

June 22
Violence Recovery: A Very Necessary Healing
Host: Carl West

June 29
How We Talk To Boys about Relationships (Part 1)
Host: Carl West

July 6
HIV Transmissions: Getting to Zero (Part  2)
Host: Cedric McKoy, MSN, APN

July 13
Women’s Sexual Health, Perimenopause, Abnormal Bleeding, Fibroids and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Host: Doriane Miller, MD

August 3
Why is my hair falling out?: Hair Health in the African American Community
Host: Susan Peters

August 10

August 17

August 24
Fillings and Bridges and Crowns — Oh My!: A Frank Talk with a Pediatric Dentist
Host: Carl West

August 31
Acne: Stopping the Back-to-School Breakouts
Host: Carl West


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