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Housing Justice is Health Justice!

So much of achieving health equity is about addressing the underlying policies that drive inequities. Yesterday, August 4th, 2021, Dr. Blackstock, Health Justice’s Founder and Executive Director, participated in a housing justice media event to call for action to address unsafe living conditions for people who are homeless. As NYC experiences an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the city is moving people who are unhoused from the safety of hotel rooms to congregate shelters.…

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Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques

As efforts have intensified to get more Americans vaccinated, Health Justice is happy to share a healthcare provider training video that Health Justice developed with Advancing Health Equity for the NYC Health Department. The training video highlights how motivational interviewing techniques can be used to build patient confidence in and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines. Take a look and share with any health care providers who may find this content helpful! share

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Global Vaccine Equity

Photography by Steve Kong. Dr. Oni Blackstock, Health Justice’s founder and Executive Director, recently participated in a protest outside Pfizer’s NYC headquarters to bring attention to and increase support for the critically important issue of global COVID-19 vaccine equity. Below she shares her remarks from this important protest: I’m primary care and HIV doctor.  I’m also a public health doctor—up until last year I oversaw NYC’s response to the HIV epidemic as…

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Website Launch

Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.  –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2/1/2021 I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the website for Health Justice, my equity consulting practice, on this day, the first day of Black History Month 2021. I created Health Justice to support health care, public health and other organizations in centering anti-racism and equity in their work with the vision of creating a…

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