Tywan Mata, MPA, MSW is a public administrator with over 15 years of care coordination background
The way the healthcare system is structured today is, you get paid for delivering a service, which typically has a CPT code for a physician or an NDC code for a drug, or a DRG code for the hospital admission
You matter. I don’t care what socioeconomic community you come from or the color of your skin. Not only do you matter but you deserve to be heard. It’s your voice. It’s your right
Black and Brown people in America are two to six times more likely to die from health-related complications than their white peers, even when you look at people whose income is the same
We do a disservice in academia to have a goal of diversity in a medical school or within a resident program and then not do a lot more work around how to retain, support, promote, etc.
We are committed to ensuring that black and brown communities and people that are chronically ill from all socioeconomic status are treated with dignity and respect in their healthcare encounters.
In some places there are no providers we work with a lot of youth gender clinics, working with transgender youths and a lot of times we hear of families having to travel hundreds of miles to go to a clinic
Many people in the transgender community are arrested, criminalized, and incarcerated at high rates. In incarceration and when we’re detained we experience high rates of violence in those settings.
According to one study, Black patients are 22% less likely to receive pain medication than white patients. Based on existing data we know that zip codes impact one’s life expectancy and access to quality care.
For those of us playing a different sport of reforming, changing healthcare, and making sure that we do a better job at taking care of people, those people can be reached with a message of, including researchers.
As a physician, I’ve seen disparities among my patients. I’ve seen it from my personal patient, but I’ve also seen it from other institutions especially in the research that we do, the environmental scans that we do, to how people are accessing health.
Health disparities are preventable and mainly affect socially disadvantaged people- the minority, making this disadvantaged population face worse health outcomes. Stereotype threat is prominent as a result of the interactions between patients and health providers.
How Underserved Patients Are Impacted by Negative Stereotype Threats & What They Can Do To Demand Accountability From Biased Providers
To achieve equity in health facilities, every health care provider should take up the responsibility to mitigate the effect of bias in medicine in all levels of interactions and points of contact with their patients.
The most extensive US-based psychiatric study stated in research that individuals that fall under the lowest socioeconomic status are three times more likely to have a mental disorder than individuals in the highest status.
Food deserts are a prime example of the link between racial injustice and food access. As reports indicate, years of structural racism and stereotypes about African Americans has made it significantly harder for them to access supermarkets.