One of the most glaring and seemingly intractable challenges facing health care organizations and professionals today is the absence of health equity for their patient population. Disparities in health care between groups defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically are, in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health equity, “unfair and avoidable or remediable.” This program will teach you how to recognize, confront and remediate unfair practices and advance health equity in your community or practice.
Traditional medical education in the United States and Canada lacks on how the health care system is influenced by black and brown racism and how outdated policies perpetuate disparities. To help fill this knowledge gap and refine your leadership skills through a health equity lens, this program delves into the current state of the US health care system and the latest research on the social determinants of health. Using this knowledge, we will:
- Examine how specific policies adversely affect vulnerable populations and explore inequities from a policy and business perspective
- Analyze factors impacting patients and health care providers, such as identity/identification, “minority tax,” imposter syndromes, implicit bias, work-life integration, and secondary stress refracted through systems
- Discover how to lead conversations with colleagues and partners to improve your organization’s policies and procedures and, ultimately, the health of your community at large
By participating in this program, you will gain the healthcare leadership skills to be a transformational leader who not only understands population health, but also pioneers innovation in policies, practices, and programs that promote health equity.