Our Partners In The News: Monumental Women, Vaccines for Farmworkers, Accompaniment in Action

Focus on Montgomery, Ala.; North Carolina; Immokalee, Fla.

Posted on Oct 26, 2021

PIH-US partners in the news

Monument to ‘Mothers of Gynecology’ Unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama 

A new monument by artist and activist Michelle Browder aims to tell the other side of the Marion Sims story by honoring the “Mothers of Gynecology,” -- Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey, three of eleven enslaved women who were the unwilling subjects of Sims’ experiments in the 1840s. 

Read the full AL.com story here. 

Vaccines and Tamales: NC Pharmacists Bringing COVID Shots to Farm Workers, Families 

The News & Observer reports that “since July...health care volunteers have spent their weekends at the Episcopal Farm Workers Ministry vaccinating hundreds of migrant workers, their families, and another Spanish-speaking immigrants at pop-up clinics at the ministry’s headquarters and nearby businesses.” 

Read the full article here. 

‘This is the Dream Team’ Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Partners In Health, and the Healthcare Network address unique partnership to fight Covid-19 

“While the pandemic has been disruptive to nearly every aspect of life over the past year and a half, it hasn’t actually disrupted the persistent problem of inequality in health.” 

Read the full CIW article here. 

Katie Bollbach of Partners In Health:  In Light of the Pandemic, Here are the 5 Things We Need to do to Improve the U.S. Healthcare System 

“Accompaniment is rooted in solidarity, compassion, and most importantly, shared experiences. To truly accompany patients, providers must listen to their patients and care for the whole person rather than just the acute clinical needs. Health is inextricably linked to the systems around us. Providers should be able to not only treat a disease or a broken bone but be able to help patients navigate services and receive support to address the social determinants of health — housing, food, education.” 

Read the full Authority Magazine article here. 

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