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Recording for the July 15 Webinar, “The Importance of Equity for All,” Now Available!

posted Jul 21, 2015, 10:15 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:35 PM ]
On July 15, the Mid-Atlantic RHEC hosted the webinar “The Importance of Equity for All: How Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias Influences Health and Quality of Life” to introduce connections between unconscious bias, cultural competency, and health equity. This webinar was moderated by CAPT Elijah Martin, the Regional Minority Health Consultant for HHS Region III. Presenters included Lucy Luta, Chief of the Bureau of Health Equity at Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services and Nicolette Warren, the Director of Health Equity, Society for Public Health Education and co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council.

Speakers discussed everyday factors that influence health disparities and contribute to unconscious bias in a variety of sectors, such as healthcare, public health, law enforcement, and the non-profit workforce. The webinar focused on the social determinants of health and highlighted the importance of cultural competency in reducing bias and achieving health equity. After the webinar, the Mid-Atlantic RHEC took the conversation to Twitter with their Twitter Chat After Party.

The recording of the webinar is available here, and the archive of the Twitter Chat After Party is available on Storify. To find out the latest on Mid-Atlantic RHEC’s activities, follow their Twitter page here: @MidAtl_RHEC.