Question: What is Asthenis, when was it formed, and where is it based?
Formed in July 2018, Asthenis is a model that combines public health with pharmacy. The name Asthenis is Greek for the word “patient.” In medicine, we refer to people as “the patient.” Many of the issues we face as a nation stem from a focus away from the patient (people) and more toward administration. We believe that if we focus back on the patient, then we can help dig ourselves out of the hole we created.
Asthenis is located in the affordable-housing complex named Wiggin Village, which is next to the low-income neighborhood I grew up in on Hanover Street in the West End of Providence.
Q: What are some examples of health equity gaps and how does Asthenis address them?
Where people live – and their ability to access public health guidance and reliable health education