Written by Kaylee Yu, DFC VolunteerMarch 30th, a day to honor medical professionals and the contributions they make to protect the health of people around them. Working in the medical field requires dedication and passion, and now more than ever, it is important to recognize the … [Read more...] about Happy National Doctors Day!
How Do We Feed Our Kids During COVID?
“The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals writing this post and do not express the official policy or position of any specific healthcare organization.” Written by:Abhinav Totapally, MD Pediatric Resident Ana C. Monterrey, MD, MPH … [Read more...] about How Do We Feed Our Kids During COVID?
COVID-19 Health Policy Hackathon
ABOUT THE HACKATHON The Rice-Columbia COVID-19 Health Policy Hackathon, organized by undergraduate students at Rice and Columbia, is seeking mentors for the weekend of August 7-9. This 36-hour policy challenge aims to bring Houston and NYC college students together to design … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Health Policy Hackathon
Public Charge: What is it and how does it affect patients?
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?
Eliminating Healthcare Barriers for Texan Immigrants: A Policy Brief
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
Recap: “Research and Reality: The Social Determinants of Health”
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”