Primary care & HIV physician (MD, MHS)• Founder/Exec. Director, #HealthJustice • O's (👦🏿) mom • ✊🏿🏳️‍🌈• 🗣rep: @ccmntspeakers • she/her(s)

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Joined March 2018
Thrilled to celebrate #HealthJustice's 1-year anniversary & to share the breadth of #HealthJustice's services including virtual trainings & org. equity assessments. Learn more about how we can support your organization in centering #equity & #antiracism: healthjustice.co
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Africa will be one of the worst-hit regions, despite having done least to cause the climate crisis.
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.@TwitterSafety how many more children's hospitals and their providers need to be threatened before you actually do something?
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We need an equity-centered plan to counter the current disparities facing #LGBTQ community There’s Lots of Confusion and Stigma Around #Monkeypox—Let’s Clear It Up buff.ly/3JWoHZG by @lindsaylwallace @SELFmagazine CC: @kenyonfarrow @oni_blackstock @DrJayVarma @eric_toner
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Today's a good day to donate to this community event 9/4/22 in honor of my cousin #jaylandwalker $DariousTravis on cash app (404)807-0275 on Zelle put community Field Day in comments Food and drinks donations can be sent to 782 Kromer Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44306
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Have you heard the latest from @NPR? They break down our model and explain how, on average, a $1 donation erases $100 worth of medical debt (allowing a $500 donation to erase $50,000 of medical debt). $7 Billion erased AND COUNTING. Let’s keep going 🙌🙌
RIP Medical Debt has boomed during the pandemic, freeing patients of medical debt, thousands of people at a time. Its novel approach involves buying bundles of delinquent hospital bills and then simply erasing the obligation to repay them. npr.org/sections/health-shot….
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This group, called RIP Medical Debt, buys up unpaid hospital bills plaguing low-income patients — and then erases the obligation to pay them. So far, it's wiped out billions in debt. n.pr/3zW2uGQ
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Today for Black August we want to honor Frances Beal (1940-), a Black feminist political activist and writer. Beal was a founding member of the SNCC Black Women’s Liberation Committee that would become the Third World’s Women’s Alliance, which ran from 1968-1980.
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Massive win for transgender people in the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The US Court of Appeals rules that the Americans with Disabilities Act protects transgender people. Trans people MUST be afforded all accommodations, medical interventions, cannot be unduly targeted.
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Sharing our paper @EIDjournal @CDCgov — a case of #Monkeypox in a returned traveler w/ no sexual exposures; no anogenital involvement or prodrome; highest risk exposure was in big outdoor crowd w/ close skin-skin contact although no known sick-contacts wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/28…
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A student I don’t know approached me and told me they were embarrassed to tell me something. They finally admitted that they’d left their second class of the day because there wasn’t a desk they could fit in. I tell this story for a few reasons:
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My last name is Sukhera. It is pronounced Soo Kay Ra. Not Sookahara. Not Shakira. Telling me “I’ll never get this right” doesn’t make me feel like you care. Try asking me if you’re saying it correctly and listening to how it should be pronounced instead. It’s not that hard.
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improving ventilation is one of the best strategies we have for reducing COVID-19 risk in schools, yet many are about to reopen with the same air systems they had in 2020. for @TIME, I explored what schools should be doing and what's holding them back: time.com/6206343/schools-ven…
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Ohhhh all the ways that well intended self-care methods are co-opted by the institution to gaslight exploitation as acceptable practice.
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As @prisonculture says, we need more people. I have been talking to colleagues/activists (@harrissolomon @pedroalonsoserr @oni_blackstock @gregggonsalves) who have long work work on HIV, THEN added Covid on top of HIV, THEN added MPX on top of both, we are bleary-eyed and tired.
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I have really appreciated how much @jvn has supported my work the last couple of months, shouting out my book in the lede of his new, righteously angry essay in Time about how the US is not taking the monkeypox epidemic seriously enough time.com/6206159/jonathan-va…
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Good morning! I am hoping to solicit today's #SomeGoodNewsInPublicHealth from You Tell me about employers who are leading well on COVID mitigation & how it helps you do your work better
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"The cultural conversations that were sparked that defied masculinity, expectations, and assumptions in the Black community, both straight and gay, continue to prove why shows like @PValleySTARZ need to exist to tell these pivotal stories." -@dashawnusher forbes.com/sites/richardfowl…
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Fighting Stigma — Black Men Bear the Brunt of Monkeypox Cases in North Carolina - Medscape: The new data show "what many predicted — stark racial inequities," tweeted Oni Blackstock, MD, a primary care and HIV physician in New York City. dlvr.it/SWhjMv
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Asking the internet to consider donating their kidney to my daughter is very weird, but...she really, really needs a kidney.🙏 Are you Type A or Type O blood, 21 - 45 years old, in good overall physical health, and want to help? If so, please reach out! forms.gle/NUSSoppYaZ57Bk7C8
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