Every person has a right to health. Through FHC, we work in partnership with the community to make it easier for children and their families to make healthier decisions. Initiated in Bronx, New York, FHC is an eight-week community-based obesity prevention program for children ages 7-11. CIR leaders teach weekly lessons to children at various public schools/community centers throughout New York City.
Every day we treat patients whose health has been compromised by a system that costs too much and leaves too many behind. Despite the progress made by the Affordable Care Act, we believe that a commitment to health justice requires us to be advocates both inside and outside of the hospital.
Anti-immigrant policies are harmful, discriminatory, and undermine our communities and economy. They go against the values of our country and profession. It’s time for policies that allow a real path to citizenship and an end to legislation that results in xenophobia and racial profiling. Refugees | DACA | Clean Dream Act |
The American healthcare system has observed persistent inequalities of care for people of color, for the LGBT community, for low-income working families, and for immigrants, both documented and undocumented. It is a moral imperative that all lives have the same value in the eyes of the justice system, and that the laws of our country are enforced equally in every community. Charlottesville | Muslim Ban | New Zealand Shooting Christchurch mosques
89 people die from gun-related violence everyday. Very little progress has been made to protect our families and communities from senseless acts of violence. Lifting the ban on research would enable federal research on many forms of violence, treating it as it should be treated: a public health issue.