Everyone deserves to have the same opportunities to succeed in life, but opportunities are not equitable in our society. This is one of the main reasons why the US has high rates of health disparities. Social and demographic factors such as poverty, education status, race and ethnicity, gender, insurance status, and other factors, which are influenced by the inequity of resources, influence the development of illness, impact the ability to obtain and utilize healthcare, and devastate health and healthcare outcomes.
A large number of our population was struggling to survive, even before COVID-19. The purpose of this website is to provide you with resources to overcome the difficulties caused by COVID-19. We have to work together to seek out marginalized communities, listen to their needs, support them and give them equity. We not only want to empower people by giving them access to different resources that address different social determents of health but we are striving to create a community that prioritizes taking care of each other.
I am an Ethiopian immigrant from Houston, TX currently living and working in Boston, MA. Neuroscience BA from Amherst College and currently working towards an M.D. at Meharry Medical College. I am passionate about the health of marginalized communities. Big advocate for Medicare for All, Universal Basic Income and the fight for racial & economic justice. We must address the different social detriments of health that are leading to health disparities in this country!