Host Bryan Miller interviews Erica Tavares of International Medical Corps. International Medical Corps is a disaster response and health care organization that has been responding to disasters and crises around the world for almost 40 years.
Erica talks about the work they are doing in Los Angeles County to launch a program to help provide additional health care to people living in transitional shelters and making sure that people who are experiencing homelessness have access to health care.
“We're trying to innovate and partner to figure out how we can maybe keep some people out of the emergency rooms, provide them care where they are, and reconnect them to their doctors. So, again, really partnering with the health care system to try and make it stronger and work better.” Erica explains.
Bryan and Erica also talk about how her organization is helping victims in both the Syria/Turkey earthquake as well as Ukraine.