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DAP Health Insights – Monday February 8, 2021, from David Brinkman, CEO
Honoring Black History with Health Access
As we pay tribute to generations of Black Americans who struggled for a place at the table in American society, we must call attention to serious health inequities threatening them today around COVID.
According to the CDC, only five percent of all COVID vaccines so far have gone to Black Americans, who continue to suffer from unacceptable gaps in healthcare access in the U.S.
Too often we see data showing that Black Americans experience poor health outcomes more than whites, and this is a further sign that this inequity is getting even worse.
DAP Health works to address healthcare inequities caused by racism and poverty through our inclusive model of services. COVID has pushed us to do even more to reach people living in minority neighborhoods, so that African Americans know DAP is a committed BLM partner and here to help. Click here to read more.
Local Holocaust Survivor Can Teach Us
Welcoming local survivors of the Holocaust to DAP Health for COVID vaccinations, we met Jerry Moses, who says he is convinced receiving the vaccine is saving his life.
“My utmost gratitude goes to DAP Health and to the Jewish Family Service of the Desert,” Jerry says. “I got my vaccination and it probably is saving my life because I'm 86 years old and I have COPD.”
Jerry’s outlook on life is also likely keeping him alive. He married, raised a family, and built a business. In recounting his experience as a survivor, he told us about saying no to vengeance, and how things can change for the better. I encourage you to listen to this wise man’s words. You can watch here.
DAP Health in the News
Everyone is feeling the stress of finding a COVID vaccine, and for people over the age of 65 and older, it can become impossible. DAP Health understands COVID and the needs of seniors in this community, so when our longtime partner Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) told us their senior clients who had survived the Holocaust were facing extra barriers, we stepped forward. You can watch Julie Hirsh of JFS talk to Peter Daut on KESQ here.
John McMullen Show on iHub Radio
Julie Hirsh told John McMullen even more about our collaboration, in addition to unique services JFS offers its clients year-round. You can hear more here.