Help Support Diversity in Health Professions

The United States has been and will continue to be a proud, diverse nation.  Unfortunately, our diversity is not faithfully reflected in the health workforce, where a staggering amount of racial disparity exists. 
A study conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has found that in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, over 77% of health professionals are Caucasian, while less than 5% are African-American. 
This is important when you consider that the U.S. Institute of Medicine found evidence that patients have better health outcomes when the doctor and patient are of the same race or ethnicity.  Only by having these professions reflect the makeup of our country
can we have the most effective health care possible. 

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Cosponsor the Insulin Access for All Act

Access to insulin can improve — and even save — countless lives.  That’s why in 1921, the scientists who isolated insulin sold the patent for this procedure to the University of Toronto for $3, and for decades, insulin was affordable for those who relied
on it.

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Our Future with Cuba: United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba. Measures such as these hurt American citizens,
workers, and industries. I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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Cosponsor the Insulin Access for All Act

Access to insulin can improve — and even save — countless lives.  That’s why in 1921, the scientists who isolated insulin sold the patent for this procedure to the University of Toronto for $3, and for decades, insulin was affordable for those who relied
on it.

Read More

Help Support Diversity in Health Professions

The United States has been and will continue to be a proud, diverse nation.  Unfortunately, our diversity is not faithfully reflected in the health workforce, where a staggering amount of racial disparity exists. 
A study conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has found that in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, over 77% of health professionals are Caucasian, while less than 5% are African-American. 
This is important when you consider that the U.S. Institute of Medicine found evidence that patients have better health outcomes when the doctor and patient are of the same race or ethnicity.  Only by having these professions reflect the makeup of our country
can we have the most effective health care possible. 

Read More