Public Health & Health Policy

The Importance of Narrative Discussion in Anti-Racism Medical Education

Grace EisenbieglerWritten by Grace Eisenbiegler ’23
There is power in narrative. ery day on in the hospital and the clinic. It is the stories from our patients that allow us to learn who they are, what environment they live in, and who supports them. The story of a patient’s life informs how we care for them and allows us to treat the human rather than the disease.
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The Power of Collaboration: Migrant Farmworker Vaccination Campaigns

Kiana HerediaWritten by Kiana Heredia ’24
So much of Vermont’s agricultural industry depends on the labor of migrant workers. These workers make up the fabric of our community and yet during the COVID-19 pandemic they are some of the most at-risk and hardest to reach populations. Given the long list of barriers that may dissuade migrant workers from accessing health services and particularly the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine hesitancy among migrant workers can easily intensify. This is the third in a series of four posts about the partnership between the Larner College of Medicine’s Global Health Program and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health.
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Local Global Health: Migrant Farmerworker Vaccination Campaigns

Prasanna KumarWritten by Prasanna Kumar ’22
The opportunity to help address health inequities in the local community by helping provide flu shots to Latin American migrant farmers was both exciting and humbling. I was working with the same attending physician that I had spent the previous summer with in the Dominican Republic for a global health rotation. However, this time, I would need to challenge my concept of global health as I was not traveling to another country to help provide care. This is the second in a series of four posts about the partnership between the Larner College of Medicine’s Global Health Program and UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health.
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