09 Oct

“Patients-Centricity”: A Critical Component to Closing Disparities

By: Keishi Foecke

The Reservoir Advocacy & Alliance Network (RAAN) recently convened its diverse experts and seasoned strategic partners for a discussion on the emerging importance of patients-centered approaches to health care and their role in closing health disparities. Patients-centricity revolves around the… Read Full Post

07 Jul

Reservoir Communications Group Adds Experts in Rural Health and Faith to Its Advocacy & Alliance Network

By: Michelle Nealy

Establishing strong partnerships has always been at the center of our work. Last year, Reservoir Communications Group assembled a group of experts known as the Reservoir Advocacy & Alliance Network (RAAN) to complement our in-house team of seasoned professionals to ensure that we can bring the… Read Full Post

29 Jun

Exploring Collaborative Strategies for Rural Health Equity

By: Emily Turek

To achieve health equity, health professionals must include and prioritize the experiences of those living in rural communities. More than one in six people live in rural America, a testament to the vital role rural communities play in our nation’s economy, infrastructure and culture. As many rural… Read Full Post

10 May

Advancing Health Equity for AAPI Communities

By: Michelle Nealy

The struggle for visibility, equity and support for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has never been more urgent. Incidents of hate reached new heights at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fight for representation in conversations around minority health is ongoing.… Read Full Post

27 Feb

Health Equity in Practice: A Conversation Around Black Women’s Health and Disparities with Dr. Rachel Villanueva

By: Keishi Foecke

As part of a long line of Haitian educators, physicians, and activists, Dr. Rachel Villanueva always knew she wanted to follow in her family’s footsteps. She quickly gravitated toward medicine and became a practicing OB-GYN and then expanded into education as a Clinical Assistant professor at NYU… Read Full Post

12 Oct

Talking Hispanic Health with Aimée Thorne-Thomsen: Facing Challenges & Creating Opportunities

By: Michelle Nealy

Aimée Thorne-Thomsen is a longtime community organizer and reproductive justice advocate whose work is focused on building power with and for women and girls, communities of color, immigrants, youth, and LGBTQ people. As founder of Guerrera Strategies, she helps corporate and nonprofit leaders move… Read Full Post

23 Aug

Confronting Misinformation and Disinformation in Health Care: Where Do We Go From Here?

By: Michelle Nealy

Reservoir Communications Group recently assembled the diverse experts and seasoned strategic partners of the Reservoir Advocacy & Alliance Network (RAAN) to discuss the negative impacts of misinformation and disinformation in the health care space – and what we can do to address it. While both… Read Full Post

27 May

Talking Health Equity with Dr. Richard Allen Williams, Founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists

By: Michelle Nealy

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with our nation’s legacy of structural racism, has only exacerbated the poor health care access and outcomes Black and Brown communities experience in our system. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a major difference in the risk of… Read Full Post

27 May

A 360-Degree Perspective: The Reservoir Advocacy and Alliance Network


Alliance development and advocacy, from our perspective, is not a one-person job. It takes a village, and in our case, that village includes a network of strategic advisors we call the Reservoir Advocacy Alliance Network (RAAN). The network includes a cadre of leading experts with deep expertise in… Read Full Post