Editor’s Note: This project is an example of digital storytelling! Please share Margot’s story below as an HIV prevention advocate/peer counselor for women living with HIV. Use and share the Health Equity Change Makers toolkit and #ImAChangeMaker .
Through Health Equity Change Makers, the Office of Minority Health is sharing compelling personal stories that illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities — and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation — are making change happen every day.
Health Equity Change Makers are not just people in the spotlight, whose faces are well known and whose work is lauded. Health Equity Change Makers are also everyday people who have been personally affected by health disparities, and who have used their experience to raise awareness and inspire change.
This year, the Office of Minority Health is celebrating its 30th anniversary. As we look back on our achievements over the last three decades, we know there is still more work to be done to advance health equity for all Americans. And we need your help.
We all have the ability to be Health Equity Change Makers. We know there are thousands of powerful and inspiring stories in every community, and through this project, which will continue throughout 2016, we invite you to share your stories of change.
We also encourage you to visit Health Equity Change Makers toolkit to learn more about what you can do to help accelerate health equity in your community.