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One on One with James “Grand Dad” Nunnelly

Swope Health has released a new episode in the podcast “One on One with Swope Health,” featuring host Eric Wesson in conversation with James Nunnelly.

James Nunnelly, also known as Grand Dad, infuses his passion for healthcare into every facet of community engagement.

Nunnelly is well known in the Kansas City community for his health care advocacy, youth outreach and mentoring. He is a retired health care executive, the founder and administrator of Jackson County COMBAT, a progressive anti-drug program that emphasized treatment over prison terms for drug use. For years, he was known as the host of Generation Rap, a Saturday morning youth program. Nunnelly is an activist, spreading information on diabetes and healthy living, and an inspiration to generations in Kansas City.

In this discussion, learn about

  • The Monday Nighters, a men’s club celebrating 52 years of regular gathering on each Monday night during football seasons.
  • The central role of healthcare as an economic base in the community.
  • Considering food as medicine, and other ways to embrace healthy living (including using decades-old clothing as an indicator of weight management).

Listen now:

Or find Swope Health’s One-on-One podcast at these platforms:

Spotify — https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/NKvnYn8jBsb

Google Podcasts — https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9hYTdkZjI4MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_HvoMx0uic

Anchor FM — https://anchor.fm/swopehealth



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