Healthcare services in the United States have always been a hot topic of debate but as of recently is has been THE debate. In Georgia specifically, one of several states that chose not to expand coverage, the healthcare debate is […]
The legislative session was a period of firsts for me. One first was being able to be a part of and also witness the myriad of activities that takes place within such a short time span. Various groups and various […]
I have had the wonderful opportunity to serve H-STAT as the Education co-chair for the past year (2015-2016). As a responsibility of this position, I had the pleasure of organizing and attending H-STAT’s 13th Annual Leadership Symposium (for the first […]
Senate Bill 257: Prefiled January 7, 2016 Current Status: Prefiled January 7, 2016 Firearm safety and firearm possession are very popular issues in recent times. Currently Georgia State University had a rash of armed robberies near the school library and […]
The Legislative breakfast, an event hosted by Healthy Students Taking Action Together, Inc. (H-STAT), was a morning filled with insight and discussion. This marking only my second trip inside of the state Capitol, it was like a peak behind the […]
I am thoroughly pleased to serve as the Chair of the Cut Hypertension Program for the past two years. I joined the program because I believed in the mission, to help reduce uncontrolled hypertension in African American men through education […]
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.
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.