Casa de Salud
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anjali is a family physician and DJ who is passionate about reimagining healthcare and healing in the US. She is the Executive Director of Casa de Salud — a culturally humble, anti-racist model of healthcare that aims to transform the biomedical model into one of solidarity with community and collective care. Casa integrates accessible and dignified primary care, queer/transgender care, harm reduction, addictions treatment, acupuncture, reiki, massage, and healing circles for uninsured, immigrant, and other marginalized communities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The clinic runs a rigorous health apprenticeship that trains primarily young women of color interested in healthcare and healing; many go on to become healthcare leaders. Anjali is board certified in family medicine and in addiction medicine, and also works in the emergency room of a small rural hospital in the Navajo Nation.
Anjali co-founded CureThis (2007-2013), an online community space bringing healthcare leaders, community members, and patients together, for discussion around new models of care. She is a member of the Creating Health Collaborative - an international collaborative of health innovators invited to share their ideas and visions of health beyond healthcare. She was a Next City Vanguard 40 under 40 Urban Leader, and she was selected as one of Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love 2020, featuring LGBTQ+ women across the US who are working for change. And in the summer of 2020, she was appointed to the Health committee of the Governor’s Council on Racial Justice, in New Mexico.