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?
Authors: Andrew Bratsman, Meera Namireddy, Anjali Kumar, Padma Swamy MD, EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAlthough immigrants make up one in six residents in Texas, they face unique and consequential barriers to receiving regular, appropriate healthcare. Hampered by both individual and … [Read more...] about Eliminating Healthcare Barriers for Texan Immigrants: A Policy Brief
Thank you to all who joined Doctors for Change for our May 9th forum on social determinants of health! Last week's event was a tremendous success and spurred much-needed discussion about this important topic. We would also like to thank our wonderful presenters, Tanweer … [Read more...] about Recap: “Research and Reality: The Social Determinants of Health”
Join DFC for a forum on social determinants of health, screening for unmet needs, and community interventions to address health disparities. Presentations will begin with a broad overview of the social determinants of health and the correlation between these factors and health … [Read more...] about May 9: “Research and Reality: The Social Determinants of Health”
From 2003 to 2016, Texas saw a 19-fold increase in the number of school-aged children with immunization exemptions.1 In 2016, Texas saw four mumps outbreaks, the largest caseload in 22 years.2 These events warrant discussion of the current state of immunization policy in Texas … [Read more...] about May 31: “Immunization Crisis: Future Directions for Physicians and Policy Makers”
Join Doctors for Change for "Casting Light on Blind Spots," a forum on health care disparities associated with implicit bias. Presentations will define implicit bias specifically in the context of health care and how one can identify implicit bias, as well as its underlying … [Read more...] about Mar. 6: “Casting Light on Blind Spots: Implicit Bias in Health Care”