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Outpatient Radio

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.

Community partners/advisors:
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

Susan Verba, Project team
Tracy Manuel, Project team
Kenna Fallan, Project team
Bo Feng, Project team
Zoe Martin, Project team
George Slavik, Project team
Hannah Hill, Project team
Chelsea Best, Project team

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?

Architecture, Altruistic

Gould Evans

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga

Architecture, Residential

jmA | John Maniscalco Architecture

Dolores Heights

Architecture, Commercial

Walker Warner Architects

Quintessa Pavilions


Shihan Zhang

Symbiosis Carbon Future

Communications Design

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Giffords Gun Law Scorecard



Motiv Rings



UNICEF Kid Power Band





Square, Inc.

Square Capital Loan Application

Furniture Innovation

Galanter & Jones

Kosmos Heated Chair

Future of Foods


Cafe X

Interior Design, Office: Commercial

Studio O+A

Microsoft Envisioning Center

Interior Design, Residential

Studio SHK

The Great Exploration

Interior Design, Restaurant

Aidlin Darling Design





Student Innovation

B.Lab at AAU

Guerrilla Coffee Unit

Urban Mobility

Alta Motors

The Ultimate Urban Commuter: Alta Motors’ Redshift SuperMoto


Unity Technologies


Wild Card

UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi)

Outpatient Radio

Interior Design, Office: Honorable Mention

Studio O+A


Interior Design, Residential: Honorable Mention

Studio O+A


Interior Design, Restaurant: Honorable Mention

Puccini Group

Cha Bei

IOT: Honorable Mention

Nokia Design

Health Mate

VirtualTech: Honorable Mention


RAPAEL Smart Glove