Join us for a special Harvard Medical School webinar series for clinicians and other health care professionals

Addressing Health Disparities: Clinical Insights on Race and Social Justice

In the context of the increased attention in the lay and medical press to structural racism in the aftermath of the recent high-profile deaths of African-Americans at the hands of the criminal justice system, this web series will examine the intersections of race and ethnicity, racism, sexual orientation, social justice and health to better understand the myriad ways these important factors lead to health care disparities in our communities.

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Next Webinar: Health Disparities in the Emergency Department Setting 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022,  1–2 PM ET

According to a 2021 report to Congress by the Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Department utilization is higher in populations that experience increased social vulnerability as well as where incomes are lower. Per capita, Black people are significantly more likely to use Emergency Departments according to CDC data. This session will explore patient care data with a focus on inequities experienced in receiving care in the Emergency Department. Panelists will discuss topics including pain management, cardiac care and the application of physical restraints. Attention will also be given to the presence of microaggressions during interactions in the Emergency Department and how they may impact clinical outcomes. We will explore ways to combat historical inequities and deliver the best care possible to all patients.

Moderator:

  • Khama Ennis, MD, MPH, FACEP,  Medical Staff President, Associate Chief, Emergency Medicine, Cooley Dickinson Hospital 

Panelists:

  • Ava Pierce, MD, FACEP

  • Melanie Molina, MD, MAS,  Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, National Clinician Scholars Program

  • Farah Dadabhoy, MD, MSC, Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital