How Finding One’s Voice Can Lift People Up with Dr. Jay Lee of Share Our Selves

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“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” - Margaret Fuller

We all have physical voices, but the freedom of speech and the right to self-expression are rare privileges that aren’t necessarily available to other nations. 

That is why we must use our voice for good even more.

To be able to use your voice and share your story is a chance to make someone feel that he or she is not alone. Although your life may seem ordinary to you, it may be extraordinary to someone else and sharing the story of your life may be a step in lifting others' lives.

Learning the stories about poverty and social injustice will remind ordinary people that they are capable of lifting someone’s lives even through their smallest actions. Serving the poor and the differently-abled are some of the greatest humanitarian acts someone can provide for others in his or her lifetime.

In this episode, we’ve invited the CEO of Share Our Selves, Dr. Jay Lee, to share with us what the organization is doing especially in this pandemic. Share Our Selves is a nationally recognized health center providing high-quality, comprehensive safety net services to the Orange County community designated to provide healthcare for the homeless provider. Good-hearted people like Dr. Lee are very special in this world because of their service to the people, especially the unprivileged. 

Listen to this episode to know more about Share Our Selves and to open your mind and be enlightened about how we can serve people living in poverty. 

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Important Points:

  • There are donors and grants who pay for the organization and the volunteers are usually people at risk.
  • Project Roomkey has been the temporary housing of the people with high medical risk
  • Contact Care, Continuity, Comprehensive, and Coordinate are the 4C’s that make a huge difference in terms of quality and its impact on morbidity and mortality. 
  • Poor people are at higher risk of contracting COVID because of overcrowding and poor living conditions, poor diet and lack of nutrition, which results in lower immunity to sicknesses.  
  • Community safety, food insecurity, and secure housing can contribute to health.

About the Guest:

Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP is the Chief Executive Officer of Share Our Selves, Director of Primary Care at CareMore Health, awarded as 2021 Family Physician of the Year by California Academy of Family Physicians, and a media ambassador of AAFP

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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