Public Health

A Crucial Call for Change from the Coronavirus: Revamping the American Healthcare System to Address the Gaping Holes Exposed by COVID-19

In her five-minute video-log, Dr. Ashley Bray, a general medicine resident, records her average day in a New York City hospital overburdened by new patients who have contracted COVID-19, a virus which has infected nearly 109 million people globally and has been responsible for the death of over 485,000 people in the United States alone…

The (Not So) ‘Great Equalizer’: COVID-19’s Gendered Effects and Future Leadership Recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed to our global society the extent of our social nature, the wide range of essential professions from cashiers to physicians, and more. Yet one lesson that’s gained momentum in the past year is the efficacy of women leaders. Particularly in the political arena, national leaders who have maintained control on COVID…

Rural Inequities in Care: Reducing Stigma and Providing Access for All

It has been over 40 years since the Alma-Ata Declaration defined the concept of primary healthcare and brought international awareness to the extreme health inequities that permeate the globe. Unfortunately, the declaration’s ambitious goal of healthcare for all by 2000 was not met as intended [3]. Nonetheless, there still exist promising implementations of primary healthcare…

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