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Community Health

How COVID-19 has impacted one Providence student’s education and home life.

By Community Health, Our Stories & Voices

Roxana Rosario, Intern ONE Neighborhood Builders is fortunate to work with local universities and give internship opportunities to current students. During the Fall of 2020 we have had the ability to work with Roxana Rosario, a Master’s Degree student at Providence College. Like many students around the world, COVID-19 changed their education model and lifestyle. Roxana and her family are Providence residents who have dealt with the impact of COVID-19 firsthand. Below, is her story Oftentimes, we see things in the news or read things in the history books and feel that our communities could never be touched that way,…

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Community Health Worker Spotlight: Yuselly Mendoza

By Community Health, Our Stories & Voices

My name is Yuselly Mendoza, and I serve as a community health worker (CHW) and team member at ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB). Prior to taking on this role, I was the captain for the Walking School Bus at the William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville, managing a key partnership between the school and ONE|NB. When I saw the opening for the CHW position, I realized that it was an opportunity to give back to my community and deepen and develop new relationships of trust and support with my neighbors. I applied and was happy to be chosen for and accept…

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Addressing the Impact of Covid-19 through Community Support

By Community Health, Our Stories & Voices
By Laurie Moïse, Director of Community Health Integration “I do not trust the advice of my doctor.” We frequently hear communities of color make statements of this nature. There are many reasons why these communities are reluctant to follow through on medical advice, including: a lack of minority presence in local medical practices; distrust of the healthcare system due to the historic maltreatment of persons of color, including unethical and deeply harmful experiments as well as stigma associated with various diagnoses. This profound barrier to equitable healthcare access dates back centuries—and persists strongly today. Currently, with the Covid-19 pandemic, there...
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