Your Healthcare Scoop

 Hey guys! My name is Sydney Cooper. I got my start in healthcare at THE Howard University, studying healthcare administration. It was there that I developed a passion for the health of people of color. I became aware of the multitude of factors that affect minorities in and outside of the hospital setting.

After going to an HBCU for 4 years, (where every conversation was centered around people of color) I transitioned to an environment with a completely different demographic. I went from the Mecca for people of color, to being one of only a few women of color in my Masters program. With each discussion, I couldn't help but apply the things I was learning to the black and brown community.There is so much going on in the U.S that impacts the health of people of color. The Healthcare Scoop is a blog covering my opinions and thoughts on various healthcare topics with the perspective of color. I'm excited to share these thoughts with you all through The Healthcare Scoop. Enjoy!

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Projects

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Sani Sacs

A team of several BU School of Public Health Students and I received a grant from Santander Bank, which we used to purchase and collect sanitation supplies for Boston's chronically homeless.

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Summer Practicum

The summer of 2018, I worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on various projects to increase access to healthcare services for account members.

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ILE Case Competition Winners

My teammates and I came up with solutions to high ED utilization within Baltimore's Bon Secours Health System.