This project, provides training seminars for public and private health care and education personnel to increase understanding of the culture of poverty in order to improve the effectiveness of health interventions with low income Californians. These trainings outline best practices for conveying health messages and motivation for behavior change such as smoking cessation to low income communities. Keys for reaching this population are discussed including how to address competing needs and self-esteem perceptions that frustrate healthy life habits among the poor, how to deal with risk-taking behaviors as a way of life, low literacy material development and the critical importance of taking a family approach to healthy living.
HASPI’s issue areas have expanded in recent years, with an emphasis on climate change and equity for all. These and other topic areas will be featured on CalmUnity Radio including:
- World public health reports
- Mental and psychological self-help programming such as yoga, meditation, integral health
- Global Prisms, which will explore uncommon and unusual topics such as relaxing to the gentle narration of “Wind In The Willows” or conversations on “Women of the World”, a powerful program highlighting the strength and resilience of women
- “Aunties of the Golden West”, which will answer questions and give unsolicited advice to millennials and their followers
- Global, classical, and experimental music
Internet radio, also known as web radio, net radio, streaming and online radio, is a digital audio service transmitted over the internet that has become widely used around the globe. Internet radio is generally used to communicate and easily spread messages both educational and purely entertaining. As of 2017, 47% of all Americans aged 12 and older—an estimated 124 million people—said they had listened to online radio in the last month, while 36% (94 million people) have listened in the last week. According to PR Newswire in April of 2020, the Internet Radio market worldwide is projected to grow by $3.9 Trillion. Growth is projected to increase another 20% by 2025 and will bring healthy gains and significant momentum to its global growth.
Many internet radio services offer traditional programming, sports, and talk. Other stations provide varied genres of music, social and political issue programming, and call-in opportunities. HASPI will focus on providing programming that supports anything that encourages and promotes CalmUnity among all living things. CalmUnity Global Radio will be marketing the internet station through radio.co and will concentrate on health and social media markets. Won’t you tune-in? And stay tuned-in to CalmUnity Global Radio.