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.
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.
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.
Two months ago, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners proposed cutting funding to Grady from $50 million to $25 million, a drastic cut that would close mental health and primary care clinics.
In 2007, Newsweek magazine described a typical Saturday night in Grady Memorial Hospital’s emergency room, the only Level I trauma center within 120 miles of Atlanta, as overwhelmed doctors and nurses struggled to treat patients brought in from across the state with life-threatening injuries: