THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUITY FOR ALL: HOW CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS INFLUENCE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE
This webinar hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Health Equity Council is designed to begin a conversation about everyday factors that influence health disparities and contribute to unconscious bias in such sectors as health care, public health and law enforcement. Participants also will learn about concepts crucial to eliminating health disparities by exploring social determinants of health and highlighting the importance of cultural competency in reducing bias. And the webinar will explore the history of the Office of Minority Health, the benefits and barriers of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, or CLAS, and the 12 steps to cultural competency.
After the webinar, join us for more discussion during a Twitter Chat After Part by following @midatl_rhec and the hashtag #BiasImpactsHealth!
MODERATOR AND SPEAKERS:
Elijah Martin, MPH, regional minority health consultant
Lucy Luta, MBChB, MPH, HHS, chief, Bureau of Health Equity, Delaware Health and Social Services
Nicolette Warren, MD, MCHES, DrPH(c), director of health equity, Society for Public Health Educator