Addressing Health Disparities Amid COVID19

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.

Charles Barkley PSA on Healthcare Disparities

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.

LGBTQ Health and Human Rights

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.

Inclusive Care for LGBTQ Patients and their Families

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

Black Patient Voices Matter

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.

Black and Brown Health

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