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Chase Alston

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

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Features

Getting PrEP to Those Who Need It During COVID-19 Has Presented New Challenges

Washington, D.C. area community organizations and clinics have moved a lot of prevention efforts online, but much is missing without in-person contact.

By Chase Alston
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Features

To Better Health Care Outcomes for Black People, Listen to Black Health Care Workers

What starts as an assumption of patient incompetence results in the erasure of autonomy from Black patients.

By Chase Alston
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Features

Why All HIV Care Must Be Trauma-Informed Care

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.

By Chase Alston
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Features

Vicarious Trauma and the HIV Workforce: How to Take Care of Your Own Mental Health

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.

By Chase Alston
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News Analysis

Barriers to Cisgender Women and HIV Prevention

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.

By Chase Alston
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Features

Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

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.

By Chase Alston