And to understand that [the Black Panthers] were about much more than the berets that they sported and the guns that they carried. They were about building a society that supports human dignity.”In the last year, the Black Panthers’ health programs have only become more relevant. The Black Panthers didn’t think the programs did enough to help the poor, with some members even doubting if equal access to quality healthcare could exist in a capitalist society. Additionally, many contemporary physicians share the same concerns addressed by the Black Panthers’ clinics. She has seen firsthand the implicit bias in healthcare settings that the Black Panthers were trying to combat 50 years ago.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.