Thank you for using my photograph in this (yet another) excellent analysis of the health care workforce, @DCPolicyCenter.
Within the Washington MSA, registered nurses (682 per 100,000 people) far outnumber all other types of healthcare providers. Home health aides (561 per 100,000 people) make up the second largest share of the workforce, while doctors (254 per 100,000 people) are the third most abundant HCC group. The allied health workforce includes medical assistants and home health aides, the latter of whom have provided in-home care during the pandemic even at great personal risk. Physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and occupational therapists have also been vital front-line workers during the pandemic, although there are fewer per capita than other clinicians.Source: Who is providing COVID-19 care in the Washington Metropolitan Area? – D.C. Policy Center
The photograph is special (to me), because it represents the ability of all humans to serve humanity while controlling their own health and destiny at the same time.
As I wrote about the photograph when I published it initially (see: Photo: “I am the only trans person on the frontlines in DC securing the safety and integrity of all COVID-19 tests being given out”) – Elle Michelle Washington, a woman who is transgender, was securing the safety and security of our population in Washington, DC’s COVID-19 emergency response.”
It was so good to see her as I did on that day. I did feel safer knowing she was there, during a time when feelings of safety were everything.
Enjoy the photograph.
Who is providing COVID-19 care in the Washington Metropolitan Area? – D.C. Policy Center