On December 1, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
This article explores the connection between structural racism and health equity, ending with a set of questions to help community health centers and the organizations that support them to reflect on their role in dismantling structural racism to create health equity.
Clinics share detailed, practical suggestions for addressing transportation insecurity, one of the components of SDOH, whether an organization is just starting out, expanding its work, or introducing change during a healthcare crisis. We hope you enjoy their insights!
Eid al-Adha is a holiday centered around reconnection with God, spirituality, family, and friends. Muslims gather for morning Eid prayers at their local mosque or center of worship followed by time with friends and family.
This article intends to transport readers right into the June of 1865 Texas when the slaves of Galveston first learned of their freedom. As a way to honor the Juneteenth holiday with an exercise in empathy, readers are briefly guided in imagining the harsh circumstances that slaves endured, and then invited to consider the things from which they long to be free in their own lives.
What had begun as an indictment of myself and others, has now become a model for self-examination from which we might all benefit in pursuit of having a more expansive impact in the well-being of others. I offer a comprehensive, yet simplistic, criteria for us to measure the depth of our connection with (and our care for) marginalized groups; a criteria that can be used to audit our own socio-intellectual values and the socio-intellectual intentions of others. I call this criteria the AAA Membership Plan — Attitude, Association, and Action. Read more to learn more.
The Community Health Association of Mississippi, in partnership with Dr. Robert Smith, an unsung hero and healthcare champion for minority populations for more than 50 years, launched the REPAAIR (Realizing Equity by Preparing Ambassadors to Address Institutional Racism) Initiative to tackle these issues head-on.Learn more about their innovative and inspiring efforts.
Watch “Fight for Good”, a documentary about both the miracle of the modern healthcare system and its enduring challenges with implicit bias and systemic racism, follows the heartfelt stories of an executive at the Community Health Center of Buffalo and two physicians, all women of color as they give voice to their common humanity, including deeply held and rarely spoken fears of personal vulnerability and loss.