The Perkins Perspective
Volume 6, Issue 2
The Perkins Perspective offer the opportunity to “link, collaborate, and draw together those of a like mind regarding reconciliation and community development,” says Tali Hairston, director of the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development. Our contributors share ideas, criticisms, information, and prayers. Our hope is that the Perkins Perspective will remain relevant for another half decade. Max Hunter, PhD, Editor
This Issue's Features
“In Chicago and Seattle, our poorest families live with the consequences of poverty and limited access to health care,” writes a Seattle physician, who decided to do something about that through a new clinic, HopeCentral.
Stigma can keep children from receiving the behavioral health care that they may need, says one Seattle psychiatrist. But adding behavioral health providers on the primary care team can bridge the gap.
More on Reconciliation
At this urban clinic, caring for patients’ spirits is a foundational value that flows out of its commitment to provide top-notch health care.
An introduction to an award-winning specialty medical clinic that provides comprehensive care to the underinsured and uninsured.
Young black men are being born into a society where they are setup to fail, writes James Norris."That’s not just a black community problem; it’s a societal problem."
"I never quite understood the plight of those without access to health care until I experienced the PacMed's attempts to provide treatment and address social injustice."
Anthropologist Angela Garcia studies heroin addiction in a community by developing relationships with addicts while working at an area clinic.
“How are we to explain, let alone justify, such broad evidence of racial disparity in a health care system ...?” asks author John Hoberman.
The decades-long research of historian Susan Reverby details the origins of this infamous study, and how it impacts African-Americans today.