AHS CEO James Jackson is among a growing chorus of health experts who describe gun violence as a public health crisis. In a KFF interview published on CNN, he discusses the disproportionate impact of violence on some Alameda County communities. Plus, AHS HealthPath intern Javier Velasquez Lopez shares why a school shooting made him want to intern at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus.
“Seeing him get hurt, he obviously needed medical attention,” Velasquez Lopez said of his school counselor who was shot. “That made it obvious I could help my community if I were to be a nurse to help people that live around my area.”