HOSMP Spotlight – Priyanka Perisetla

“Every time I go out on shift, I am reminded that our community is only as strong as its most vulnerable members.”

– Priyanka P.
Priyanka Perisetla

My name is Priyanka Perisetla and I am the HepC Coordinator for HOSMP. Working with our patients has taught me the value of community-based care.  Whenever I go out on shift, I am reminded that our community is only as strong as its most vulnerable members.

I’ve learned to stay adaptable and think on my feet as many situations in which we care for patients are unorthodox and constantly changing. I have learned the importance of not judging others by outward appearances. This experience has reinforced my belief that every human deserves care and kindness, regardless of their circumstances.

I hope that our wider community can work towards more programs for reintegrating people who live on the margins. I also hope to see more investment in community resources and infrastructure to increase access to those resources.