The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is producing a new, twice-monthly radio program that aims to promote health and increase awareness at the local level.

The half-hour program, “Focus on Women’s Health in the Community,” will air on San Francisco’s KPOO, 89.5 FM, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. It will be hosted by Dixie Horning, the center’s executive director, and Brian Auerbach, the center’s communications coordinator.

In addition to introducing local listeners to the various services UCSF has to offer, Auerbach said he hopes the program, which first aired on Oct. 28, will “expand their knowledge base about what is going on in the community in regard to health care and also how they can become more responsible for their own health by being better informed.”

Upcoming topics will range from fitness to teen suicide and domestic violence, Auerbach said. In addition, Horning’s sessions will focus on big-picture issues such as disparities between women’s and men’s health care and how certain diseases impact men and women differently.

To listen to live streaming audio of the program, go to the KPOO-FM website.

Free podcasts of past programs will be available through RedTAP Sessions.

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