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Hand it to them: A Case for Student Empowerment

August 29, 2017

There is something remarkable about watching a group of high school students learn about systems change. In part, my surprise is derived from my own lack of vocabulary to talk about similar issues until I had reached college, and from there, I learned from my mentors, Asian American studies, and public health classes. There is […]

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Becoming a Health Care Policy Advocate

August 18, 2017

I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, then do non-profit work at some later point, but I didn’t think I’d have an opportunity present itself so quickly. As I cultivate and start to make progress down my career path, I find myself ill-equipped and inexperienced. Before starting this internship at The L.A. Trust, [...]

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Use Your Voice: The Power of Advocacy

August 16, 2017

Returning home from a day of legislative visits left me feeling energized and empowered. As an intern responsible for leading The L.A. Trust’s advocacy work for the summer, I had the opportunity to determine what policymakers to visit, schedule meetings, create the agendas and finalize talking points for my fellow interns. I created profiles for […]

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If not us, then who?

August 15, 2017

When we deny children the access to healthcare, we do society a disservice because we limit our future generations from reaching their maximum potential. As advocates for children’s health, it is necessary to support school based health centers (SBHCs). School based health care is a creative solution that reduces healthcare access barriers, allowing crucial services […]

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