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Brian Etheridge
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:18 pm
Physician/Pediatrician Hidalgo Medical Services FOCUS Brian Etheridge, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Hidalgo Medical Services, a federally qualified health care center in Silver City, N.M. Growing up poor in southern New Mexico, he developed an understanding of how socioeconomics and poorly designed systems impact people’s access to resources, health outcomes, and potential. Dr. Etheridge… View Article
Oscar Paul Medina
Posted On March 3, 2020 9:59 pm
CEO & Founder Conscious Cultura FOCUS Imagine Mia, a senior at Calexico High School. Her parents are immigrants from Mexico, her father is imprisoned, and her mother suffers from depression. Mia is raising her two younger siblings, while holding a part-time job and applying to college. During COVID-19, she lost an uncle to the virus… View Article
Landon (LJ) Woolston
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:33 am
Founder and Executive Director Diana’s PLACE FOCUS Although LGBTQ youth represent just 10 percent of the general population, it is estimated that they make up 20 to 40 percent of all youth experiencing homelessness. Unaccompanied LGBTQ youth have a higher likelihood of engaging in commercial or survival sex work, and face disproportionate levels of risk… View Article
Kandace Vallejo
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:13 am
Founder and Executive Director Youth Rise Texas FOCUS Being a teenager is hard for everyone, but when a teenage child unexpectedly loses a parent, it changes their life forever. This loss becomes even more difficult when shrouded in the shame, silence, and economic hardship that too often accompany the sudden loss of a parent to… View Article
Lynn Todman
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:10 am
Vice President Health Equity Spectrum Health – BHSH System FOCUS Health is a non-negotiable human right. Yet, in Berrien County, Michigan, a stark racial divide exists between those who have good health and those who do not. More than 75 percent of African-Americans, who comprise 15 percent of the population, live in census tracts where… View Article
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