Health equity means acknowledging the disparities that exist between people and communities, and then actively working to provide better access to quality care and medical professionals who will listen.
Lauren Eller hails from Maryland, USA and recently graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio. She believes in the power of communication to spread information and achieve greater health equity. Prior to joining GHC, Lauren was the managing editor of the Kenyon College weekly newspaper and a social media intern for The Kenyon Review. Last summer, she worked for Sheppard Pratt, a mental health system in Maryland, and prior to that, she interned at Chase Brexton, a health care facility in Baltimore. She was also an interpreter with the Organization for Community Health Outreach (OCHO) in Honduras and conducted research on health care barriers facing human trafficking victims in Denmark. Lauren likes hiking, running, and reading. She was motivated to become a GHC fellow because she wanted to join a community of leaders from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who have much to teach each other about achieving health equity.