Brown Around Town: Community Advocacy

Discussions, narratives, and projects by our residents and faculty that support our community

On the road towards Health Equity: finding an intersection between public health and medicine

by Hawa Tunkara, MD (’23)

Health Equity carries many definitions, but a central theme is: having equal opportunity to live a healthy life 12345.  Physicians often find themselves taking care of a patient whose health is a product of factors they cannot not exactly control. We can all likely think of a patient whose social circumstance created barriers in their treatment plan. We are trained to take care of the patient in front of us. However, if healthy equity aligns with our work where is our place to tackle the structures that make our patient’s sick?

Health Equity March Supporting Black Lives Matter

On June 14th, the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA), Brown Sexual and Gender Minority Alliance (BSGMA), and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) organized a march from Rhode Island Hospital to the steps of the state capitol building. Residents Doc Aswad (’22) and Erin Baroni (’21) delivered powerful speeches highlighting the inequity and bias …

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