On October 6, 2021, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Pushing through complacency to fight health disparities in D.C.’s African American communities, was cited by StreetSense:
Opening the medical center east of the Anacostia River was done strategically, according to Bread for the City’s press release. Access to quality healthcare has been a major obstacle for clients in the Southeast, a region of the District that has been fighting poverty for years. That poverty, geographically connected to lower-quality environmental conditions, means the need for medical care is higher in this area, based on research by the D.C. Policy Center. That organization has also shown reduced access to pharmacies and common medication in Southeast D.C. Providing a medical center in the backyards of clients reduces the need for transportation, which is especially hard to find for low-income residents.