Do More than “No Harm”

A 2018 report from USA Today found that the U.S. has among the highest risk to delivering mothers to experience deadly or near-death injuries. Not for unpreventable reasons, but due to skipped safety procedures such as failure to track blood loss.

Tips you can use to stay out of or reduce your medical debt burden

Whipping out your credit card should not be the first instinct when it comes to medical bills. For one, paying with a card exposes you to interest rate issues on the card and can result in a lower credit score if you carry the debt for a long time.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients and their understandings of the American Healthcare System

The system has become so complex that it not only defies understanding but leads to analysts themselves becoming ensnared in its web, adopting its “logic” and language as the only way to make sense of at least some of the system’s features

Rare Disease and Advocacy among Underserved Populations and Patients in the US

Despite advancements in science and medicine, under 5% of known rare diseases have FDA-approved treatments. For the rest, the reality is that some will have to get palliative care while others will just treat the symptoms to get the disease to remission.

Patient Empowerment & Nutritional Disparities

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.

Underserved communities and the global mental health crisis

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.