PLATFORM

Equitable Health and Well-Being

Tami's Policy

Tami believes that government policies should help set the conditions for equitable health and well-being for all residents. That is why Tami supports humane and affordable housing, jobs that provide meaning and a thriving wage, healthy and sustainable natural environments, opportunities for lifelong learning, reliable and affordable transportation, and a healthy democracy that ensures belonging and inclusion

To foster equitable health, prevention, and wellness programs in the healthcare sector, Tami supports:

  • Medicare for All/Single Payer Healthcare
  • reigning in costs of prescription drugs and Medicaid cost-sharing
  • ensuring safe housing and community environments for our seniors and disabled residents
  • access to comprehensive health services across the lifespan that offer a range of prevention and treatment options to equitably meet the diverse needs of our residents
  • inclusive, affirming care for LGBTQ, immigrant, Indigenous, and residents of color
  • gender affirming care and treatment for trans* residents
  • increasing access and entry points to local prevention, maternal and child health, and other health services, such as through public housing, faith-based organizations, and community-based agencies
  • diversifying the mental health, public health, and nursing workforce, such as through debt-free higher education, paid internships, and other incentive programs
  • the Healthy Youth Act and increased access to PReP
  • comprehensive reproductive healthcare, such as abortion on demand and medication abortion, including on college campuses
  • increasing access to mental health and behavioral health services through parity and investments in community-based programming
  • range of services and substance use disorder treatment options including safe consumption sites, detox and stabilization programs, outpatient and inpatient services, as well as recovery coaches, and peer support programs
  • NARCAN and harm reduction strategies, including fentanyl test strips and needle exchange programs
  • investing in the healing power of the arts, cultural programming, healing gardens, and other community resilience-building programs
  • engaging artists in placemaking, arts and cultural programming, and human centered design to meet the health and wellness goals of our residents and communities.