February 20, 2019

As someone who has been an employee of several parts of the U.S healthcare system, I believe that the healthcare system's biggest problem is not poor systems or processes. Its people. 

People are the one factor that's nearly impossible to redesign and control. This...

January 23, 2019

So, we are in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history... over a wall.

In other words, the government has not been paying its employees for over a month now. Now I don't know about you, but I personally can't go a month without spending money. And while t...

January 2, 2019

Hi all, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This year has been crazy for me. I started YOUR HEALTHCARE SCOOP just under a year ago, and it was one of the best things that I have ever done. I'm so happy that this journey has connected me with so many other people as passionate abut heal...

August 29, 2018

I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the various career paths you can pursue with a public health degree. And what better time to talk about it than the end of internship season and the start of a new semester and application period!

But first, what is publ...

July 9, 2018

It’s no secret that there is a higher level of mistrust in the healthcare system among minority groups. This lack of trust can lead to minorities being less willing to seek treatment and care from providers, and in turn have contributed to the elevated levels of health...

May 31, 2018

1 in 3 people unknowingly have high blood pressure, with over 3 million cases in the US every year! These statistics are even more shocking for racial minorities. African American women are among the groups with the highest rates of high blood pressure. (That statistic...

May 17, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP👌🏾is a program through the 2014 Farm Bill designed to

increase access to nutritional food for disabled and low-income families and individuals. A pretty great move for social justice right?!

The bill must be renewed...

April 30, 2018

More and more emphasis is being placed on the importance of culturally competent care in the U.S healthcare system. 

What is culturally competent care? 

Well, my classmates and I argued back and forth about this for about and hour, but we eventually decided on...


April 24, 2018

April is Minority Health Month! 

This month's recognition began with Dr. Booker T. Washington's National Negro Health Week. He wanted everyone to understand that "Without health and long life, all else fails."

This vision has evolved 

A few of my favorite organizations th...

March 30, 2018

Its no secret that mental illness in the black and brown community is kind of a no no. Perhaps in the progressive millennial households, the stigma on mental illness is a little less present. But for the most part, our parents and grandparents relied on spiritual welln...

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