Steppin’ for Health is making a difference in children’s health one step at a time.
My interactions with patients, while important and fulfilling, encompass only a snapshot of the patient’s health. This is why I advocate.
Check out the accomplishments of H-STAT during the past semester Cut Hypertension provides blood pressure screenings and education at three barbershops in Atlanta.
These individuals are people first, and patients second, and often a simple conversation, showing that someone cares, could be all the “medicine” they need at this particularly difficult juncture in their lives.
It’s important to see beyond what we learn in the classroom and understand the disconnect between who gets to make decisions and who is actually impacted by them. Our goal at H-STAT is to teach students how to be that bridge and to be advocates for their patients and their communities.
Drug overdoses were the leading cause of injury death in 2013 in the United States. Naloxone can play a role in reducing the burden of drug overdose deaths.