Monthly Archives: June 2021

Public Health Improvement Measures in Lawrence, MA and COVID-19’s Impact on the Community

Part of our “Equity in Healthcare” series, Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, Community Development Director for the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, discusses how the city is tackling the COIVD-19 crisis head on.  As a long time and highly regarded community builder and mobilizer, Vilma has been working with the Mayor and the City to partner the community, the government, and the local healthcare systems to not only address the current crisis but also make long term improvements in the lives of the people.  She also discusses how public health delivery has changed over time and how the conversation around racism has expanded to include its harmful effects in healthcare and is now part of every conversation that’s happening in leadership, today.

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Equity in Healthcare Series: Fenway Health and Delivering Care for the LGBTQA+ Community

Part of our “Equity in Healthcare” series, Carl Sciortino, MPA, Executive Vice President of External Relations at Fenway Health, says the LGBTQA+ community, like many minority communities, have borne the brunt of COVID19.  Although not always visible in the news, they are seeing the impact on this community in their clinics.  As a longtime champion of LGBTQA+ healthcare issues and AIDS activism, Carl discusses the Getting to Zero Coalition, fighting discriminatory federal regulations, leading the way in healthcare for this community and spreading best practices.  He also discusses the transformation of care delivery through telehealth, changing not only the way they provide care but who can receive it.

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