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

We will feature HMS faculty presentations with perspectives on clinical management and health care disparities.Register to receive login access, as well as recordings of the sessions after they air.Continuing education credits will be available.

Please note: If you are unable to access the webinars live, the programs will be recorded each day and a link to the recording will be emailed as they become available.

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.


Next Session:

Advancing Racial Justice and Equity through Quality and Safety:

5 Key Drivers  

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


  • Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, Vice President, Equitable Health Systems & Innovation in the Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association; Medical Director in Quality, Safety and Equity, Brigham & Women’s Hospital 

This interactive session will cover 1) foundational concepts on health equity, including the various types of bias and discrimination commonly seen in health care; and 2) a new framework for advancing racial justice and equity in the health care arena by leveraging high-performance quality and safety practices to systematically make inequities visible and to address and resolve them as an integral part of health care practice. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 

1. Define core concepts related to equity and health care 

2. Describe five key drivers for eliminating inequities by focusing on quality and safety 

3. Identify specific strategies for effectively leveraging existing quality/safety infrastructure and processes to advance equity 

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