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Rebecca Onie: Doing Something about the Situation of Medical Care

Posted by J on October 7, 2009

Project Health LogoRebecca Onie, a former student of mine, was recently named a MacArthur Fellow (“genius grant”)  for her amazing work as executive director of Project Health, a non-profit organization that she co-founded while a sophomore at Harvard College.  Project Health, dedicated to breaking the link between poverty and poor health, places undergraduate volunteers in medical clinics to help medical professionals connect patients and their families to local food and housing.

Here are some videos depicting the good work that Rebecca and Project Health do in attempting to assist families achieve a situation that will permit them to become healthy.

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Congratuations to Rebecca and the other remarkable people at Project Health.

For a sample of related Situationist posts, see “The Situation of Racial Health Disparities,” “The Disturbing Mental Health Situation of Returning Soldiers,” “The Racial Situation of Pain Relief,” “The Situation of Medical Research,” and “Infant Death Rates in Mississippi.”

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