FWTW Ep 8: Post-Incarceration Health Care & Navigating Mistrust with Divya Venkat

From Words to Weapons Episode 8 delves into health care for returning citizens with Dr. Divya Venkat about how law enforcement trauma shows up in her patients and implementing a harm reduction care model.

Divya is a physician and works for the Allegheny Health Network’s Center for Inclusion Health. Divya has treated both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals and shares her perspective with us.

She’s the co-founder and co-director of RIvER, a health care delivery program in Pittsburgh for people after being incarcerated.

As part of our conversation, Divya talks about how she and her colleagues navigate patient mistrust in institutions across the board, including the medical field.

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