Episode 17 – Humanity In Health: Increasing Cultural Competency in Future Healthcare Professionals

“Serving Humanity with Medicine”

– Peer med podcast

On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we welcome high-school student and Founder of Humanity in Health, Sreenidhi Saripalli to speak about her initiative. Living in the United States of America, a place that is home to so many people of different backgrounds, cultures, religions and ethnicities, this episode dives into the work the organization is doing to tackle the lack of cultural competency in healthcare. Inspired by her school’s Health Occupations Students of America chapter which exposed her to cultural diversities and disparities, Sreenidhi realized the role racism and culture have in influencing individual perceptions and access to healthcare. On a quest to answer: “why do healthcare disparities occur?” she now educates her peers through a variety of workshops, informative blogs and podcast conversations with physicians, where she invites them to join her in becoming more culturally competent. For more information visit their website!

“Our mission is to help future healthcare providers recognize the importance of cultural competence and become more conscious of the various disparities that plague the healthcare industry

Sreenidhi Saripalli is a Junior at Novi Highschool and the Founder of Humanity in Health. Originally from Michigan and exposed to the healthcare disparities in America, she has made it her objective to ensure the next generation of health professionals are culturally competent and aware of the unique needs of populations. As such she is committed to educating future healthcare professionals about patient diversity and disparities to overcome systematic racism and problems in healthcare.

Humanity in Health – Cultural Competency Workshops

“Thank you Sree for coming on to the Peer Med podcast and for speaking about your initiative, Humanity in Health. It is very inspiring to see the work you are doing and the important conversations you are a part of. Amazing initiative!!”

– Peer Med Podcast

Published by peermedfoundation

The Peer Med Foundation strives to advocate for marginalized, and vulnerable patient populations. We aim to provide healthcare resources as well as information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, and multilingually available to patients in order to address healthcare disparities.

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