Tag Archives: Advocate

We need physicians who advocate for patients’ best interests

As presidential hopefuls debate health care reform, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish statements rooted in fact from fiction. According to PolitiFact, only 27% of politicians’ media statements regarding health care — whether from Democrats or Republicans — are true or mostly true. Discerning the truth in a growing state of convolution is becoming… Read More »

R.I.P. Humberto Cruz, HIV Advocate for Immigrants and People of Color

Humberto Cruz, who served as the director of New York State’s AIDS Institute and was appointed to the national Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 2010, has died. Tributes to his HIV advocacy for people of color and immigrants were posted by Apicha Community Health Center (CHC), which provides care to underserved and vulnerable populations… Read More »

Viewpoints: Since Doctors Fight To Save Shooting Victims, It’s Also Our Job To Advocate For Gun Laws; Borrow Ideas From Cleaning Up Other Disasters

Opinion writers express views on these public health issues and others. Stat: Hey, NRA: I Treat Gunshot Victims. Advocating About Firearms Is ‘My Lane’ I’ll be the first to admit, National Rifle Association, that your “stay in your lane” tweet about doctors not consulting you is correct. I did not stop to consult you the last… Read More »