‘Get out of the clouds:’ What we need from providers to build health equity

As a patient advocate and a patient of color, I challenge physicians to take the small steps and the big steps to dismantling the current medical landscape to pave the way for health equity.Physicians, in my experience, tend not to understand the historic nature of fear within communities of color when discussing medicine and medical research. A physician recently said to me, ‘Is Henrietta Lacks still a thing?’It’s more than a thing and it goes far beyond one woman. The medical and research community tends to land on Tuskegee or Henrietta as if they were the beginning ofRead More

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