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Immigration and the Provider-Patient Relationship

May 5, 2021

By Christine Mendoza Immigrants are deeply embedded in the fabric of the United States, and North Carolina is no exception. As of 2019, approximately 884,000 people in NC (or 8.4% of the total population) are foreign-born, of which most were … Read more

Impact of Intangible Barriers on Healthcare

May 4, 2021

By Täu Moon Introduction There are many factors that engender potentially dangerous, even lethal, nuance in healthcare systems. Many of these often stem from the myriad differences in the composition of identity, character, background and phenotype from healer to patient … Read more

A Full Picture of Chatham County, North Carolina

May 4, 2021

By Shamar Wilson Chatham County often referred to as “The Heart of North Carolina” is geographically situated in the center of the state, comprising three towns; Pittsboro, Siler City, and Goldston. As a 14-year Pittsboro resident—who’s utilized the many services … Read more

The Butterfly Effect

May 4, 2021

By Ellie Henry Gender inequality is visible in every facet of society. It is most obvious in cases of wage gaps or employment discrimination, but it is also present in the more subtle aspects of life, such as political representation … Read more

Distrust, Transportation, and Home Remedies in Rural NC

May 4, 2021

By Tulsi Patel Nefertiti Byrd, a business owner in the rural town of Warrenton, NC, speaks about how her physician wasn’t “somebody that you grew up with or somebody in your family that you knew” (Byrd 0:19:24). Regardless, she continued … Read more

When Given the Choice, Who Would You Choose?

May 4, 2021

By Sarah Prosser Introduction The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin (U.S. Department of Labor). However, the year is now 2021, and persons of color continue to experience … Read more

Intersectionality and Racial Health Disparities

May 4, 2021

By Odi Uhegwu Introduction Intersectionality allows for the understanding of several identities that a person possesses that are different but not independent of each other.  These identities include race, sex, gender identity, class, sexual orientation, ability, etc.  It is important … Read more

Healthcare Inequalities Varying by Race

May 4, 2021

By Nithya Gurumurthy Introduction Racism in America affects people of color in multiple aspects of their daily lives, however, healthcare discrimination is especially impactful, as these inequities can have impacts that can be carried past health detriments. Racism in healthcare … Read more