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Social Determinants of Health


This podcast featuring our co-founder Dr. Ravi describes the PurpLE Health Foundation and why healthcare organizations must provide care that is trauma-informed and social determinants of health aware.

This Exponential Medicine Conference presentation by Dr. Ravi highlights the implementation of survivor-informed healthcare design and delivery.

In this "Story Slam," Dr. Ravi shares how working with sex trafficking survivors on Rikers Island impacted her approach to clinical care.

News Articles

For Anita Ravi, MD, cartoons are more than just a series of jokes. Cartoons serve as a form of patient advocacy for Ravi, who uses art to depict the social determinants of health.

Practice-based Pearls

This piece describes why physicians must "unlearn" medicine in order to do right by their patients.

While this essay was originally written to address the 2017 Graham-Cassidy Bill, it highlights the ongoing barriers that patients face in healthcare access in the United States.

This piece describes Dr. Ravi's visit to the nation's largest family detention center to help asylum seekers.

This piece shares why "refer to social work" is not the natural conclusion of a physician's role in addressing social determinants of health among patients experiencing homelessness.

In this illustrated essay for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Ravi shares why practicing medicine in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis makes understanding & addressing financial trauma essential work.

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