BPOU in the Press

Data shows Black people are more likely to die of heart disease, cardiologist representation low

Data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows Black people are a lot more likely to die of heart disease than white people.

But the number of Black cardiologists in the U.S. is dangerously low – just 3% – and there’s a big push to recruit more Black students into the profession.

Utah physical therapy clinic says loan helps them serve more children

Officials report Black business ownership is growing at its fastest pace in the last three decades.

Muriel Lee is just one Black business owner in Utah whose physical therapy institute has served children each and every day for the last decade.

Stormey Nielsen & Brandon Williams discuss resources for transracial adoption families on ABC4’s Good Things Utah

Focal Point offers resources for transracial adoption families.

Born out of personal experiences and a passion for giving back, Focal Point offers mental health therapy, consultations, and diversity training.

Dr. Ferguson at the University of Utah Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Dr. Ferguson speaks at the University of Utah Psychiatry Grand Rounds to discuss ways to improve healthcare outcomes for Black and underrepresented Utahns.

Dr. Ferguson Discusses the Importance of Bystander CPR with Fox 13’s Health Watch

Listen to Dr. Ferguson of BPOU discuss the importance of bystander CPR and how it is a skill that can build community resilience for marginalized Utahns. 

Mental Health Specialists Share Life Experiences of Being Black in Utah

Noel and Nielsen shared how experiences with racism and feeling like the “only one” have impacted their mental health over the years, both in education and the community. Now, both are mental and behavioral health professionals. They recognize the barriers Black Utahns and Black Americans face when it comes to accessing mental health resources. 

Dr. Richard Ferguson Discusses Holiday Heart Health and Heart Attacks

Heart attack deaths are more likely during the winter holiday than any other time of year. More people will be afflicted by or will die from a heart attack between Dec 25th and Jan 1st than at any other time of year. Get some tips to avoid you or a loved one from succumbing to a heart attack.

Dr. Richard Ferguson gives keynote on Henrietta Lacks at Salt Lake Community College

Dr. Richard Ferguson gives keynote address on Henrietta Lacks also known as the Mother of Modern Medicine. Click the button to watch the full keynote address.

Dr. Richard Ferguson is featured on KRCL to discuss Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to medicine

Dr. Richard Ferguson and Radio SLCC’s David “DJ Socratic” Sanders talk about Henrietta Lacks, the Mother of Modern Medical Research. Who’s Henrietta Lacks?

Are Utah schools putting students at health risk during inversions?

Dr. Ferguson talks about the health risks fro children during inversions, and how what to do to protect your children.

Medicine Immersion Day Featured on ABC4

ABC4 features BPOU’s Medicine Immersion Day and the impact it has on younger generations wanting to pursue a career in medicine. Click the button below to read full article.

Dr. Richard Ferguson Discusses the Impact of Medicine Immersion Day on Good Things Utah

Intermountain Health and Black Physicians of Utah are collaborating for the second consecutive year for Medicine Immersion Day, a community mentorship event to benefit Utah high school students and undergraduates of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and communities from across the state to get them excited and interested in potential careers in healthcare. 

Stormey and Jenessa Discuss Back to School Mental Health on KRCL RadioActive

In light of our Back-to-School Mental Health Day on Saturday, August 19th, BPOU therapists, Stormey and Jenessa discuss the importance of mental health for young students going back to school, and how parents/guardians can support their students as they embark on a the new academic year.

Greg Noel Discusses Men’s Mental Health on KRCL

Our very own, Greg Noel, marriage and family therapist, discuss men’s mental health and how we can reshape stigma’s and stereotypes around how men should deal with their emotions and health. Listen to full discussion to learn more about men’s mental health and support your loved ones.

Dr. Richard Ferguson and Joshua Reusser Discuss Disproportionate Drowning Amongst Black and Brown Children on KRCL

Listen to Dr. Ferguson and Joshua Reusser discussion on the disproportionate rates of drowning amongst Black and brown children compared to their white counterparts. Learn more about how to prevent drowning from occurring!