As we approach the one-year anniversary of the release of our award-winning graphic novel, Waiting for Health Equity, I’ve been reflecting on all it’s accomplished in just one short year.
The increased diversity in Colorado brings both opportunities and challenges for health care providers, health systems, policymakers, and community-based organizations to create and deliver culturally-responsive care.
On a recent trip to Seattle with a good friend, we used the Waze app to navigate to restaurants, parks, landmarks, and more, which allowed us the opportunity to enjoy this new place without having to worry too much about how we get around.
After completing my grocery shopping—my cart filled with veggies, meats, and fruits—I headed to the checkout. However, when I swiped my Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, it was declined.
When community health workers are properly integrated into the health care system, we can expect real, effective change to occur. A little bit of investment in a program like CHWs can make the whole system more functional and stable.