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Shining Spirit Breakfast Program CoverThe Health Justice Alliance and HOYA Clinic were honored on December 6, 2017 as the Medical Awardee at the annual Paul Robert Carey Foundation "Shining Spirit" Breakfast in New York. Accepting the award on behalf of Georgetown, Vicki Girard, spoke of Paul's legacy and of his family's choice to honor him by helping people battling cancer and other diseases to access vital quality of life needs and services, "

Like the Carey Foundation, the Health Justice Alliance believes that there is more to health than good health care: the motto of the Medical Center at Georgetown is “cura personalis” or care of the whole person. And consistent with the Carey Foundation’s vision, it recognizes that a lot of being healthy, especially for people living in poverty, has to do with social issues—housing conditions, food security, safety, education, and employment. Which is why the motto of the Law Center is also relevant: law is but the means, justice is the end."

Annual Colloquium Addresses Health Disparities in D.C. (Nov. 21, 2017)

Spring/Summer 2017 Georgetown Medicine Magazine -Read the full story: Building Health Equity in D.C.

Health Justice Alliance Signing

November 22, 2016 - While treating a patient recently, Eileen Moore, MD, associate dean for community education and advocacy at Georgetown University School of Medicine, found herself frustrated that the patient’s asthma continued to worsen, despite using an escalating treatment regimen including a beta agonist rescue inhaler, then an inhaled corticosteroid, then finally oral steroids and back to back nebulizer treatments.

“I was close to sending her to the ER when I asked her to tell me more about her apartment,” says Moore. “She told me that in place of glass in her window, there was cardboard – and it was freezing outside. The conditions were horrible.” 

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