Throughout childhood, I underwent a variety of dental procedures. After I had several teeth pulled in one go, I accidentally chewed a hole into my cheek.
Here in Pueblo, more than 40 percent of people are on Medicaid. But, we know that our health care system doesn’t work for everyone the same way.
The resources to pay for a dental visit aren’t available to everyone. And oral health inequities don’t just show up in kids, they affect all ages.
When I hear there’s a mass shooting, I know how the next couple days will play out. The victims of gun violence change, but the pattern stays the same.
In concluding my time on the board of directors with Center for Health Progress, I want to offer some reflections and immense thanks for such an extraordinary experience. I experienced remarkable organizational change with Center for Health Progress staff and my board colleagues, over this past decade.