# BlackLivesMatter Dear DFC Members, partners, and Community, As a membership organization of healthcare providers, medical students, and public health practitioners we believe unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The past couple of weeks have been fraught with a … [Read more...] about DFC Action Statement on Racism
In March, one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at a Houston contract detention facility. Since then, there have been 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 among personnel working in ICE detention facilities, and 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases among detainees across the … [Read more...] about Protecting Our Community by Ensuring Public Health Recommendations are Followed by Immigration Authorities
Houston Area Physicians Call for Release https://youtu.be/yVNhGODXK88 Sign the Petition Today! March 20, 2020 Sheriff Gonzalez,County Judge Hidalgo,Commissioners Eliis, Garcia, Raddick, Cagle,Criminal District Court Judges,County Courts at Law,We are … [Read more...] about Houston Area Physicians Call for Release
HOUSTON - Doctors for Change has submitted a public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services in opposition to the proposed rule change to HHS Grants Regulation RIN 0091-AC16 due to our concern that the proposed rule will limit discrimination protections for programs … [Read more...] about DFC Opposes Proposed Rule Change to HHS Grants Regulation RIN 0091-AC16
Written by: Cameron Goff & Tom Fadial The term ‘public charge’ is used by the US government to describe someone who is likely to depend on government benefits. When considering green card applications, immigration officials consider whether an applicant could be classified … [Read more...] about Public Charge: What is it and how does it affect patients?
Author: Melinda Soeung, Access to Care Chair The Access to Care Committee addressed the question of “What Does Medicare for All” really mean in their 2019 forum in August. In order to open this discussion among patients and health care providers, the committee invited experts in … [Read more...] about Recap: What Does Medicare for All Really Mean? [Forum]