Outpatient Radio is a chronic pain listening project produced by the Center for Design in the Public Interest at the University of California, Davis. Our partners include Hill Country Health and Wellness Center and KKRN 88.5 FM in Shasta County, California.
The hour-long show seeks to combat the stigma and isolation of chronic pain, improve understanding of the many issues surrounding chronic pain, and spark new conversations in the North State community through grassroots radio programming. Although experts often dominate medical discussions, Outpatient Radio seeks to redraw the boundaries of expertise to include individuals whose personal experience and regional knowledge are often overlooked. By collecting and sharing stories in-person, on-air, and online, we are exploring how narratives connect, inform, and support communities through listening and conversation.
Funding is provided by the UC Davis Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts initiative.
Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, Shasta County, CA; KKRN 88.5 FM, Round Mountain, CA; Ian Koebner and Erin Dorn, museum-based public health partnership Art Rx, Sacramento, CA; Dr. Samir Sheth and Dr. Stephen Henry, UC Davis Health System; individual participants from Solano, Sacramento, and Shasta counties
Key Team Members
About the organization
At the UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi), we make ordinary experiences better by redesigning everyday things. We are a multidisciplinary team of design practitioners, writers, researchers, educators, and students working closely with community partners. We create tools, methods, and open-source materials as we explore the question: What does democratic design look like?