Chase Alston is the POWER project Manager at Chase Brexton Health Care. Native to the DMV area, she’s passionate about the use of Trauma informed care and social justice, and their implications in healthcare services. She is also the Co-Creator of Ezi Health, a platform for spreading wellness and health education.
Latest by Chase Alston
Washington, D.C. area community organizations and clinics have moved a lot of prevention efforts online, but much is missing without in-person contact.
What starts as an assumption of patient incompetence results in the erasure of autonomy from Black patients.
Giving good HIV care means taking into account the many marginalize identities patients can hold. And, being marginalized often comes with a lot of trauma.
Having to diagnose people with HIV again and again can take a mental toll on health care workers, as can hearing people’s traumas. But few health care workers process the vicarious trauma they experience.
Health care providers and educators need to acknowledge the impact of clinical bias and reframe sexual health education when it comes to tending to cisgender women's needs, Chase Alston writes.
Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.