SNMA’s Health Equity Advocacy Tour (HEAT) kicked off in October and, at each of the stops, its events brought awareness about the social determinants of health to underserved communities. Through the warmth of service, SNMA and MAPS members encouraged community leaders to engage in advocacy for solutions to the social determinants that affect their community. […]
SNMA’s 2010-2011 HEAT had a total of seven stops with four of them being in major cities in the eastern part of the country, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta. Each stop had a theme on which its events were focused– childhood obesity, education, poverty, and access. Washington, DC In Washington, their HEAT event […]
The thought, planning, and the actual accounts of my recent medical mission trip to Haiti offered a remarkable experience. I selected key points during this whole humbling process in order to give you a glimpse of our trip to Haiti.
“As of 2006, 28.8 percent of the U.S. population was black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native-American, yet these groups accounted for only 14.6 percent of medical school graduates. Nationwide, only six percent of practicing physicians are members of these groups.”