The first time I saw someone that looked like me on TV was the Yellow Power Ranger. Without a doubt, there’s a problem of representation in the media.
Providers & Health Care Workforce
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The business case for health equity largely exists at the highest US health care system level. Where are the incentives (besides, you know, doing the right thing) for hospitals, clinics, providers, and others that hold power in our health care system to change their business practices to reduce health disparities?
The connection of oral health to overall health is well-established. Unfortunately, the way we have set up our health care system has created a false distinction that separates our physical, oral, and behavioral health.
I’ve been reflecting on the mixed messages we’re sending patients about where and how they should access health care. The message we’re sending is that urgent and emergency care is faster, more convenient, and higher quality than primary care.
One of the most fulfilling parts of my work is getting to meet with health care and community leaders. And, nearly everywhere I visit, there is a common refrain: our local economy would be in dire straits without our hospital.