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Racism In Health Care

Racism In Health Care

In this four-part discussion series, host Mary C. Curtis will talk to advocates and experts about how structural and institutional racism has impacted the health care system and what can be done to change it.
  • Joia Crear-Perry, the founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, is a thought leader around racism as a root cause of health inequities
  • As part of a team at Morehouse School of Medicine, she developed a system and method for chronic illness care that empowers patients to change their health behaviors through improved knowledge, support for goal setting and accountability in sustaining behavior change.Watch Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. https://bit.ly/racisminhealthcare3
  • In Part 2 of our four-part discussion on racism in health care, host Mary C. Curtis talks to actress Alicia Cole, who developed flesh-eating disease, sepsis and three life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infections after a minor surgery in 2006. The racial bias Cole said she encountered during her treatment prompted her to become a patient safety advocate.Date and Time: Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. ET
  • In the first of this four-part discussion series looking at the impact of systemic racism on the health care system, host Mary C. Curtis talks to Netia McCray about her battle with COVID-19 and fighting to get a correct diagnosis and proper treatment. Date and Time: Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET
You can register for one or more discussions in the Racism in Health Care series. By joining us through Zoom, you'll be able to ask our guests questions. You'll receive a calendar invitation and reminders as the discussions approach. At the end of the series, you'll receive a link to access the videos from all of the conversations. We'll also notify you about upcoming discussions related to this topic.