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.
Help us speak up about this issue! The vigil will take place outside of the main Grady Hospital entrance (at Gilmer St) on Monday, October 26th at 6:30 pm. The event will include several speakers, including Dr. Liz Frye, Dr. Maura George, George Chidi, Laura Colbert, and some uninsured patients.
Why are many immigrants to the US initially healthier than Americans? Why does their health subsequently decline?
My specific interest in pubic health falls within these immigrant populations and the healthcare gaps associated with them. I think that “healthy” can be interpreted differently among immigrant populations
The Trans-pacific partnership may restrict medication access….A potential final round of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will be taking place in Atlanta next week and a number of wonderful organizations, including Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, are trying to increase awareness of the access to medicines issues and put pressure on negotiators to not trade away our health….
As the article highlights, accessing mental health care in Georgia can be a challenge for many of our citizens. Mercy Care and our Street Medicine volunteers are working hard to bring mental health care to those who need it most.
Our 2015 Fall Kick-off Event on September 18th is an opportunity for networking and celebration. The Kick-Off will take place in the Coca Cola Commons of the Emory University Goizueta Business School. Thanks to sponsorship by the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, refreshments from Alon’s will be provided.