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Dear Colleagues,

We are living in strange and difficult times. We remain concerned about the increase in COVID-19 cases and what this means for our community in both the short and long term. We also acknowledge that there is still so much work to be done to address racial disparities and systemic oppression. Last week we were dealt another blow when HHS ruled to eliminate protections for LGBTQIA+ under section 1557 of the ACA. DFC remains strong in its commitment to social justice and to supporting action as a strong medical voice for compassion and reason. 

While the outlook may seem grim there is still so much for which to be hopeful. DFC members are rallying together to advocate for change just as we have in the last 14 years and we will continue to do the same to ensure that all Houstonians and Texans have access to quality healthcare. In the last couple of weeks, we released action statements to address the challenges we are facing, we welcome your feedback and look forward to launching events related to these statements. We have also reached out to partners to identify new ways to engage with our community and are looking forward to sponsoring events such as a lunch and learn about Climate Change and Health. We are also excited to share that we will be partnering to support an undergraduate health policy hackathon with Rice University students. DFC Committees are working on setting their advocacy and communication priorities while continue to provide educational forums for members.  We look forward to sharing additional events and ideas in the coming weeks. We thank you for your support and steadfast commitment to DFC and our mission!

We are #inthistogether. 

Areana Quiñones, MPH
Executive Director
Pronouns: She/Her
areana@doctorsforchange.org
Tel: 832.224.6720
www.doctorsforchange.org

Free (Virtual) MAT Training
Saturday, June 20 @8AM

Join us for day one of the free Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver training series to combat opioid use disorder. Watch the info recap here

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LGBTQAI+ Statement on
HHS Rule Change

Doctors for Change stands with the LGBTQIA+ community in its opposition to this rule change. This action raises barriers to care between the physician and the patient.

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Slides + Video Recap
now available

Thank you again for attending our webinar on Supporting the Immigrant Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Attached are the links to the video recording and presentation slides. 

Your Voice = Advocacy
Let's Advocate 

Doctors for Change is collecting stories about the unacceptable realities in health care for patients in Houston and Texas. 

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