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C-TAC Intern Spotlight: Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson is a rising third-year undergraduate student at Brandeis University. She is pursuing a double major in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) and Psychology, and a minor in Social Justice and Social Policy. She is a coordinator for Brandeis Best Buddies, a program that seeks to build friendships between Brandeis student volunteers and adults with developmental disabilities who work on campus. She is particularly interested in disability policy and the importance of comprehensive health care for all. This summer, Sarah received the Louis D. Brandeis Social Justice World of Work Fellowship for her internship with C-TAC. She is passionate about the social justice issues that C-TAC is working to address through policy and advocacy.

What initially interested you in C-TAC?

My initial interest in C-TAC was sparked by the Coalition’s immense dedication to comprehensive care. C-TAC works to provide quality health care and resources to communities that are disproportionately affected by health care inequalities. I believe that comprehensive care should be accessible to everyone. The C-TAC internship program will provide me an incredible opportunity to dive deeper into the complex work of public health and policy.     

What are three things you want to learn in your time here?

While at C-TAC I am interested in learning about the current policies that C-TAC is working to implement in order to advance equity in the health care system. I am eager to learn about how C-TAC works with and support their coalition members in transforming the health care system. I am also interested in learning more about the wide array of services C-TAC is working to provide for individuals with serious illnesses. Reforming the healthcare system is not a simple task, and I want to be a small part of the change towards equality.

What are you most looking forward to this summer interning at C-TAC?

I am looking forward to the C-TAC summer internship program because it will give me the opportunity to apply my classroom knowledge about the social determinants of health and the complexities involved in the health care system, in a work environment. I am also eager to connect with different members of the C-TAC team to better understand the advances that are currently being addressed in the health care system.

What is something everyone should know about you?

One thing that you should know about me is that I utilize a critical lens when looking at inequalities in our health care system. I believe that health care and related services should not be a privilege but rather accessible to everyone. I am eager to speak my mind and act in order to ensure that those who are most vulnerable receive the care they deserve. I am excited to join the C-TAC team and help support the changemakers across health systems.

For more information on C-TAC’s intern program, please contact C-TAC’s Partnership Associate Director, Luke Scuitto at lscuitto@thectac.org

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