I give voice to racial inequities in healthcare by developing strategies to end health disparities and creating safe spaces
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Hi, My name is Dr. Shandi J and I am a board certified pediatrician and public health doctor. I have been on both sides of healthcare as a doctor and as an advocate for my ill family members. Being raised by two chronically ill parents I developed a passion for medicine and knew at the age of 5 years old that I wanted to be a pediatrician. I was the first in my family to graduate college and go to medical school. Often being the only person of color at the table reviewing endless data on health disparities with no measurable gains to fix the problem I knew something had to be done and that is why I started Shandi J: 4 the People.
I'm Virginia raised, Howard University refined and the Bay Area groomed and here to amplify the voices of the voiceless.
I give voice to racial inequities in healthcare by developing strategies to end health disparities and creating safe spaces. I empower healthcare agencies by giving them sustainable tools to embed equity into their systems to end systemic racism in medicine. I empower individuals by passing the mic so that they can be heard and seen.
The individual: Self Advocacy Coaching
Do you sometimes feel unheard or unseen?
Do you experience microaggressions often and aren't sure how or if you should respond?
Do you yearn for more support at work? Do you want to put imposter syndrome to rest?
Do you wish you could have better communication with your healthcare team?
Do you want to be a better advocate for yourself or a family member?
Do you want to live an unapologetically happy and bold life?
---I see you, I hear you , I am you---
I was once in your shoes and had to find my voice--- shaky at first but now I am a force to reckoned with!
Coaching can help you transform from feeling stressed, overwhelmed and invisible to a self advocating powerhouse!
The Institution: Speaker/Teacher
I have cultivated trainings, talks and teaching engagements to better understand the effects of systemic racism on health and health outcomes. Before we can have transformative change we first must acknowledge and address the problem. Unresolved issues in the past show up in the present and can affect our future. This is why I ground my work in breaking generational trauma to create healing. I help pioneers break family and institutional cycles so that they can live out their full potential without being chained to the past. "Leave the trauma with your mama."
If you want to learn more about this check out my services page and the links below.
Want to book me to speak at your institution- click on the "find out more" link
The System: Medical Systems Consulting
My approach is specific and intentional. I help empower healthcare systems by giving them tools to embed equity and trauma informed practices into their systems. Race and racism are uncomfortable subjects to talk about. Systemic racism leads to low employee and patient retention rates, poor satisfaction rates, poor health outcomes and even death. I center my approach on a race equity framework and trauma informed practice. Why focus on race?- focusing on race allows cross-sectionality to better serve those in the greatest need as well as other marginalized populations.
What stands me out from the rest?
DEI (diversity and inclusion) positions are essential but not many have the unique experience of a medical background. I am familiar with the "culture" of medicine including time restraints, burnout and competing interests. I have experience in leading race equity committees, initiatives and trainings. This unique skill set allows me to work in conjunction with DEI initiatives and gives me the edge to be able to help deliver equitable strategies and solutions that are unique to healthcare systems to decrease gaps in care caused by systemic racism.
Why choose Shandi J: 4 the People?
Let's talk to see if we are a good fit. Click the link to send me an email or go to the bottom of the page to schedule a free consultation.
Check out this video from my talk on the impacts of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
What are microaggressions? How do I respond? How do I avoid saying something offensive?
After 10 years in medicine as a pediatrician and deputy health officer I become disheartened to see gaps in healthcare year after year. Due to racism, people of color are disproportionately and adversely affected across the life course. From black and indigenous infants having increased infant mortality rates to adults with shortened life expectancy and everything in between. This does not have to be the case. I knew I had to do something. I first learned about generational trauma from my work on the Eastern Band of Cherokee boundary. I further my skill set by becoming certified as a trauma informed coach. I incorporated what I have learned about historical trauma and it's effects on present day mental and physical health with my knowledge of trauma informed practice to create Shandi J: 4 the People LLC. We enter healthcare to "do no harm" so let's roll up our sleeves to end systemic racism in healthcare. We can do something to permanently end health disparities because everyone has the right to thrive!
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