By Ms. Bonnie Lefkowitz
The aftermath of storm Katrina has positioned a countrywide highlight at the shameful kingdom of healthcare for America's negative. within the face of this hugely publicized catastrophe, public overall healthiness specialists are extra involved than ever approximately continual disparities that outcome from source of revenue and race.This booklet tells the tale of 1 groundbreaking method of drugs that assaults the matter by means of concentrating on the well being of complete neighborhoods. due to the fact their construction throughout the Nineteen Sixties, neighborhood future health facilities have served the wishes of the bad within the tenements of latest York, the colonias of Texas, the operating category neighborhoods of Boston, and the dust farms of the South. As items of the civil rights flow, the early facilities supplied not just fundamental and preventive care, yet additionally social and environmental providers, financial improvement, and empowerment.Bonnie Lefkowitz-herself a veteran of neighborhood well-being administration-explores the program's not likely transformation from a small and beleaguered demonstration attempt to a community of with reference to a thousand sleek well-being care agencies serving approximately 15 million humans. In a sequence of private money owed and interviews with nationwide leaders and dozens of health and wellbeing care employees, sufferers, and activists in 5 groups around the usa, she indicates how well-being facilities have persevered regardless of cynicism and inertia, the vagaries of politics, and ongoing discrimination.
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Then, on reﬂection, she adds: “I really knew it was better when I saw what the health center did for people. There was money for transportation and prescriptions, even evening hours for people who worked in the ﬁelds. It made for an ease and peace we hadn’t had before. And the doctors weren’t like those we were used to. You felt clean and cared for. ” What made these three exceptional people, and others like them, stand up against such dangerous and overwhelming odds? ” “Maybe it was personality, maybe the way we were reared,” says Ollye Shirley.
He was welcomed with open arms. “Late in 1965, John set off for Mississippi to scout sites. We didn’t hear from him for weeks. ” Finally Hatch checked in. ” Geiger says it was Hatch who recommended the mostly black town of Mound Bayou in Bolivar County. It had a black hospital in desperate need of ﬁnancial and professional support and a black power structure interested in a health center. What’s more, the surrounding area offered good potential for community involvement. Geiger agreed but pursued a diversionary strategy, letting it leak that Tufts had settled on an integrated town where the white physicians, the state medical society, and the health commissioner were strongly opposed to a federal program.
Because the AMA tacitly allowed segregated medical societies at the state and local levels, hospitals that required their physicians to be AMA members could exclude black doctors or have a “colored” division. Smith went to picket the AMA convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey—an event that drew national media attention. Later he was ﬁred from his job at a state hospital, and for some time thereafter he focused on doctoring poor blacks without health care and civil rights workers whom other physicians refused to treat.
Community Health Centers: A Movement And the People Who Made It Happen (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine) by Ms. Bonnie Lefkowitz