COVID-19 Support Page
While VHC predominantly serves a patient population centralized in Vietnam, we believe it is important that we serve our local communities as well. Our organization has been in search of various ways we can help and do our part. We have newly added a COVID-19 page with helpful information and resources to help mitigate these uncertain times regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care access and services to under-resourced populations of Vietnam, while promoting proactive learning and firsthand experience in primary care for our student members.
To our VHC community,
On behalf of the Vietnam Health Clinic leadership team, we want to address the disheartening events that have been transpiring in our country by voicing our solidarity with the Black community. As an organization, one of our main objectives is to educate, develop, and empower students to support underprivileged communities. Over the last decade, VHC has had students, healthcare providers, and volunteers of all colors. We deeply believe in equality and inclusiveness. It is our responsibility and moral obligation to listen and take action on behalf of our past, present, and future members. We invite you to join us. It is now more important than ever that we stand with Black Americans against a system that continues to oppress and silence minorities.
We condemn to the highest degree the acts of police brutality committed against George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and countless other members of the Black community who have lost their lives at the hands of unethical law enforcement and systemic racism.We took some time to reflect, to talk to our team of board members and student officers, and ask ourselves what we can do internally as an organization. We are making a commitment today to educate ourselves further, through readings and workshops to conversations with others.We will encourage more activities that drive diversity within our organization. We will collaborate with local organizations that support Black and minority communities. We will combat the anti-blackness prevalent in our homes, neighborhoods, and businesses.
To the Black community, we know the road to changing an unjust system is long and arduous, but we are here and we stand by you. Black Lives Matter. We believe our community can come together to address these inequalities and start these critical conversations that need to be had about racism. Let this be an important time for all of us to take steps against oppression and injustice together, but not the last.
In solidarity and love,
Vietnam Health Clinic Leadership Team