Presenter Information

Kayla Betz

Date

12-2020

Faculty Sponsor

Amy Everitt

Abstract / Description

Understanding how different areas of an individual's health may be impacted by different socioeconomic and environmental factors is important in order to provide comprehensive care. Interning at the HUB allowed me to break away from my current clinical experience and see first hand how individuals within our communities are often living and what might have gotten them there. I focused on "essential" workers in Chelsea, MA and researched how public health and safety intersect in a city plagued by crime and poverty. The following issues were identified as the most common challenges: housing, daycare/raising children, food insecurities, limited work and access to healthcare.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

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"The HUB" At Chelsea Police Station: COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine

Understanding how different areas of an individual's health may be impacted by different socioeconomic and environmental factors is important in order to provide comprehensive care. Interning at the HUB allowed me to break away from my current clinical experience and see first hand how individuals within our communities are often living and what might have gotten them there. I focused on "essential" workers in Chelsea, MA and researched how public health and safety intersect in a city plagued by crime and poverty. The following issues were identified as the most common challenges: housing, daycare/raising children, food insecurities, limited work and access to healthcare.

 

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