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Listen to the Millennium Health Matters Radio Show Saturdays at 7 AM on WUFO

Welcome to Millennium Health Matters with your host Rita Hubbard-Robinson. This show is brought to you by Millennium Collaborative Care, the Performing Provider System that is igniting healthcare change by partnering with physicians, healthcare providers and community-based organizations to improve the delivery of healthcare for Medicaid patients across the eight counties of Western New York. Please join us currently every Saturday at 7 AM on WUFO 1080 AM … and keep your healthy learning going by picking up a free copy of Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, WNY’s premiere health, fitness, and nutrition magazine for people of all ages available at Tops, Wegmans and over 2,000 Western New York locations or online at


Current Show

Sat., Jan. 11
Guest: Roger Firestien, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY at Buffalo State
Topic: Unleashing your Creativity… having a uniquely improved New Year.

Past Shows


Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Guests: Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, Clinical Professor; Associate Director,
UB Community Health Equity Research Institute
Henry Louis Taylor Jr., PhD, Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Director of Center for Urban Studies, UB School of Architecture & Planning
Topic: UB Community Health Equity Research Institute

Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Guest: Jane Rosenfeld, retired Buffalo & Erie County Librarian and certified instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society
Topic: New Year goals, will you consider Tai Chi?

Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Guests: Timothy F. Murphy MD, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research; Director, UB Community Health Equity Research Institute;
Heather Orom PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor; Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo
Henry Louis Taylor Jr., PhD, Prof of Urban & Regional Planning, Dir of Ctr for Urban Studies, UB School of Architecture & Planning
Topic: UB Community Health Equity Research Institute

Sat., Nov. 23

Guest: Suzanne Griffith, MD – UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist
Topic: What Conversations Should Women Be Having With Our OBGYN and When?

Sat., Nov. 9

Guest: Dale Holt, Executive Chef & Owner, Manna Northland
Topic: Brand New!! Manna Serving Soul Food, Promoting Healthy Options

Sat., Nov. 2

Guests: Anthony Sanfilippo, Project Manager, CBO Consortium of Upstate NY
Steve Nelson, Director – VBP and Performance, Millennium Collaborative Care
Topic: Critical Role Community Based Organizations Play in Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Sat., Oct. 26

Guests: Sheila Kee, Exec VP/COO, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Steve Nelson, Dir – VBP & Performance, Millennium
Topic: Wrapping Niagara Falls Emergency Room Patients with Compassionate Comprehensive Care

Sat., Oct. 19
Guests: Vicente Rondon, Art Truck Program Coordinator & Andrew Mayer, Communications Coordinator @AlbrightKnox
Topic: @NorthlandWTC Harvest Day: A Healthy Fun Way to Celebrate the Harvest Season!

Sat., Oct. 5

Guests: Thomas F. Hughes III, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Mark R. Zygaj, Executive Director
Great Lakes Integrated Network
Topic: Improving How, Where, When Patients Receive Healthcare in Western New York

Sat., Sept. 21

Guests: Esra Mustafa, Tera McIlwain, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, Millennium Collaborative Care, Enhanced Patient Services Team
Topic: Influenza and Annual Flu Vaccines

Sat., Sept. 14
Guest: Emelie Obrochta, Director of Operations, Independent Health Medically Oriented Gym (MOG), Jericho Road Community Health Center
Topic: Fitness Jericho Road Community Health Center

Sat., Sept. 7

Guest: Jessica Pirro, LMSW, Chief Executive Officer, @Crisis_Services
Topic: Suicide Prevention Month

1/21/19(Michelle Mercer, Clinical Integration Officer of MCC)

1/7/19(Annette Pinder, Publisher and Editer of Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine)


12/17/18(Guest: Sandy McDougal, Patient Care Millennium; Tera Mcllwain, Pharmacist of Millennium; Latonya Diggs, Behavioral Health Manager Millennium)

12/10/18(Guest: Stan Martin, Director/Senior Trainer, CAI Global)

12/03/18(Guests: Kelly Asher, Community Coalition Coordinator, Erie County Dept. of Health)

11/12/18(Guests: Jane Rosenfeld, Public Relations Liaison, Taoist Tai Chi Society of Buffalo)
11/04/18(Guest Host: Rita Hubbard-Robinson JD, Host, Millennium Health Matters Radio; Guests: Rita Hubbard-Robinson JD, Host, Millennium Health Matters Radio)

10/22/18(Guests: Sheila Bass, Coordinator - Healthy Corner Store Initiative; Jocelyn Guthrie, Fitness and Nutrition Instructor)
10/8/18(Guest: Rev. George Nicholas, Pastor, Lincoln Memorial; Convener, African-American Health Disparities Task (AAHDTF))

9/17/18(Guest: Mary Carol, Program Director of ECCPASA)
9/10/18(Guest: Christine Wolf, Public Health Registered Nurse, Niagara County of Health)

8/13/18(Guest: Joan Calkins, MD, Village Pediatrics and Rheumatology, Hamburg NY)
8/6/18(Guest: Dina Thompson, Board President, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition & Brandy Loveland, Director of Community Engagement, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition)

7/30/18(Guest: Dee Johnson, Director at the National Witness Project)
Aired on: 7/16/18(Guest: Michael Manka, ECMC Chief of Emergency Medicine)
7/8/18(Guest: Megan Dumpleton, Project Manager at Population Health Collaborative)

6/25/18(Guest: LuAnne Brown, CEO Buffalo Perinatal-Prenatal Network)
6/18/18(Guest: Patti Green-George, President at Healthy Living; Topic: Healthy Living)
6/11/18(Guest: Richard Vienne, Vice President & CMO, Univera_WNY and Safety Net Excellus; Topic: Importance of Blood Pressure Screening)

5/25/18(Guests: Chris Spicer, VP, Program, Planned Parenthood of Western/Central NY; Andrea Hamilton, Program Manager, HOPE Buffalo; Adolescent Health)
5/21/18(Guest: Jillian Barone, Millennium Director of Ambulatory Service Transformation & Provider Engagement; Topic: The Shift to Value Based Payment)
5/14/18(Guest: Marlene Schillinger, President & CEO, Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County; Topic: Teens and Stress)

4/30/18(Guests: Kristin Wolf, RN, BSN Nursing Division, Niagara County Department of Health; Jordan Weixlmann, Health and Wellness Coordinator. Erie County Senior Services)
4/23/18(Guests:George F. Nicholas, Pastor, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church & Kinzer M. Pointer, Jr., Pastor, Agape Fellowship Baptist Church; Chair, Board of Managers, Millennium Collaborative Care )
4/16/18(Guest: Mark Nowak & Mia Thornton, Brylin Topic: #meToo Movement)

3/26/18(Guest:Lonnie Green, Heaven Sent Barber Shop, Blood Pressure Self Screening Initiative)
3/5/18(Guest: Sander Koyfman, MD, board-certified psychiatrist and Medical Director for Behavioral Health, WellCare Topic: Why Being Positive is Important to Having a Healthy Life)

2/26/18(Guests: Maisha Drayton & Andrea Hamilton; Topic: Community Approaches to Reducing STIs)
2/12/18(Guest: Russ Maxwell, Owner, Medical Answering Services; Topic: Is Transportation A Barrier To Getting to The Doctor?)

1/29/18(Guests: Jennifer L. Sullivan & Kaelyn Gates, American Lung Association – Northeast Region; Topic: 2018 LungForce Expo – Thurs., March 15; LungForce Walk – Thurs., June 7)
1/22/18(Guest: Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH, Assistant Medical Director, Millennium Collaborative Care; Topic: The Importance of the Annual Doctor Visit)
1/15/18(Guest: Demone Smith, Director, Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC))
1/8/18(Guest: Paul Lukasik, Director, Buffalo Mindfulness Center; Topic: Mindfulness and Healthy Living)


12/18/17(Guest: Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHN-CS, BC, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Professor, University at Buffalo School of Nursing; Topic: Preventing and Managing Diabetes)
12/4/17(Guest: Monica Farrar, LMHC, CRC, CASAC, Private Mental Health Clinician; Topic: Managing Grief During The Holidays)

11/27/17(Guest: Doris Carbonell-Medina, ESQ, Director, Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative; Topic: ESPRI Mission, Goals)
11/20/17(Guest: Jocelyn Guthrie, Certified Personal Trainer/Owner, JBS Wellness; Topic: How to Avoid Weight Gain During The Holidays)

9/11/17(Guest Dina Thompson, Board President Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition)

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