New Partnership Creates PTV Human Rights Health Clinic at USC Eisner

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in news

 

USC DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND THE USC EISNER PEDIATRIC AND FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER PARTNER WITH PTV TO IMPROVE SURVIVOR HEALTH

Healing our survivors’ bodies is just as important as healing their minds.  More than 90% or our clients come to us with no health coverage. 40% have chronic pain as a result of their torture, prolonged incarceration, assault or sexual violence. Many of our clients have lasting health issues and have journeyed here from countries with limited access to health care. High-quality medical care is an important part of each client’s journey to recovery.

This year, PTV redesigned its medical program to better meet the needs of our clients, and also capitalize on 21st century health trends such as the Affordable Care Act and a growing emphasis on medical homes.  Through a new partnership with the University of Southern California Department of Family Medicine and the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, our clients now receive health care at a jointly run PTV Human Rights Health Clinic at USC Eisner.  The new clinic is set in the USC-Eisner Family Medical Center located in downtown Los Angeles.

PTV’s Medical Director, Dr. Cindy Willard works in partnership with USC Family Medicine Residents to address the health issues of our clients.  Through this relationship, PTV provides expertise in the health consequences of torture and helps mentor the next generation of human rights physicians.

Please contact Dr. Cindy Willard at cwillard@ptvla.org if you have any questions about our Medical Program. 

Mukadi