In the Press
PurpLE Health Foundation profiled in Politico Magazine: “For me, the work that I have been doing, nearly for the past decade or so, has really shined a light on all of the holes in which we’ve fallen, woefully short, in understanding this issue and the responsibility of the health care system and medicine in general to address it," Dr. Anita Ravi.
The PurpLE Health Foundation received $300,000 in support from the Claneil Foundation through their Emerging Leaders grant that supports the critical role that executive directors play in launching and growing early-stage organizations.
Dr. Ravi joins the program for its Wellness Wednesday series, talking "Doctor's visit weigh-ins."
Dr. Ravi was cited in this article that discusses "Why Some Doctors Let Patients Skip Weight Checks."
PurpLE's Care Navigator/Survivor Leader Keisha Walcott: "I want other survivors to know that they have a voice too. I want to help create a safe space for survivors, to help survivors find their voices and use them."
Congratulations to our CEO, Dr. Anita Ravi, for being selected to join the newest class of Presidential Leadership Scholars! The PLS program brings together bold and principled leaders who are committed to facing critical challenges around the world.
PurpLE CEO, Dr. Anita Ravi, receives the 2021 Prem S. Paul Award for research in anti-human trafficking.
PurpLE CEO Dr. Ravi featured by the AMA for Women in Medicine Month. "So many people end up experiencing exploitation because of financial insecurity. And so, our work is finding a way to be able to support survivors, not just one visit at a time, but throughout their entire lifetime."
PurpLE Health Foundation's CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Anita Ravi is a finalist for the 2021 Echoing Green Fellowship!
PHF CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Anita Ravi, and PHF Founding Board Member Keisha Walcott are featured in the Commonwealth Fund's report, highlighting their PurpLE journeys and approach to healthcare delivery, as well as some of Dr. Ravi's cartoons on trauma-informed care and social determinants of health.
We are thrilled to share that our CEO and Co-founder, Dr. Anita Ravi, MD, MPF, MSHP, FAAFP, was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health! She is leading PHF in our efforts working toward health equity for all.
"For many sexual assault survivors whom Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, sees as a New York City–based family physician, the prospect of even basic medical care can be frightening. Some have put off Papanicolaou tests and mammograms for years or even decades. To help them, Ravi has adopted a trauma-informed approach that works to restore patients’ trust and give them a greater sense of control over their visit."
In this invited article for "Physician Family" Dr. Ravi reflects on the impact of sponsorship and mentorship for women physicians and how it led to her co-founding PHF.
"Even half a crayon can offer a calming, absorbing activity for children when their parents are speaking with attorneys in crowded trailers, recounting the violence that led them to seek safety in the United States. “These things give a degree of normalcy,” said Dr. Anita Ravi, a family physician in New York who specializes in sexual violence. “I think kids ache for that.”"
"In medical school … you learn that heart attacks kill people and what else kills people, but we're not taught … that humans kill people," Ravi says. "And I think in the situations that I'm facing, it's very often that the worst-case scenarios are not, 'Oh, she's going to go back to the ER, or hospitalization.' It's death, incarceration or deportation."
"When she originally conceived of the idea for her clinic, Anita was teaching health education groups on Rikers Island in the women's jail and discovered that many of the inmates there had also been victims of sex trafficking and sexual assault. “I was shocked because so many people who had this experience were incarcerated,” she remembers."