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Past Event Recordings

Talk into Action: How to Practice Anti-Racism in Healthcare

While it is critical to talk about racial inequality and how it relates to the way we educate our healthcare workers―and how they subsequently treat patients―there comes a time where we need to stop just talking and start taking actionable and meaningful steps towards a more equitable healthcare system. As we are striving to allow this conversation to be as equitable and accessible as possible, our panelists draw on their personal experiences to guide the discussion and will also be available to answer your questions.

Demystifying Healthcare Policy: How Laws Dictate Survival in Underserved Communities

Healthcare laws and policies are notoriously convoluted―and oftentimes contradictory depending on factors such as geography, gender, and even race. And while the start of a new federal administration is cause for (cautious) optimism when it comes to healthcare, it is still critically important for individuals and communities to understand how policies can directly impact their health, and how they can make a case for defending their rights and specific needs. Join our panel of experts as they unpack how laws and policies impact the day-to-day and long-term health of underserved BIPOC communities.

Addressing Healthcare Inequities Impacting the BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Community

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought healthcare inequality into national headlines, these issues are not new to BIPOC communities—especially for those who have been even further marginalized while identifying as LGBTQIA+. Queer people struggle with cultural bias within their own communities as well as in American society, but in few institutions does bias pose such a danger of physical, and emotional, harm as in the place where all people should feel the most safe: a doctor’s office. During this event, our panelists addressed the specific challenges Queer members of BIPOC communities encounter when it comes to healthcare.

Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care

Racial disparities in mental healthcare are rampant. In the US, it is well documented that minorities receive less access to mental health services and lower-quality treatment than their white counterparts. During this event, our panelists will take a deep dive into what defines “racial disparities” in mental healthcare and ways in which treatment and intervention can be improved by prioritizing culturally-diverse training in higher education.

Black Pain Matters: How Historical Medical Assumptions about Black Pain Thresholds Impact Care

Historic assumptions and misconceptions about Black pain tolerance continue to impact not only the medical treatment that Black people receive today, but also the gaps in education that all medical students unknowingly face. In this event, our panelists will address well documented racial disparities in treatment―including around COVID-19―and will take a close look at Black case studies that can and should be included in medical curricula. 

Bodies for Science: History of Experimentation on People of Color

The racist history of medical practices in the U.S. are the foundations for a current healthcare system wrought with inequality and fear. In this event, panelists unpack medical breakthroughs discovered through experimentation of the bodies of people of color as well as medical ethics, existing exploitation of BIPOC and impoverished communities, and proposed solutions for remedying this ongoing atrocity.

Acknowledging Racial Inequality in Medical Education

Racial inequality in medical education is an undeniable truth, and its impact has far reaching consequences which extend beyond medical school. Today, the rallying cry for the evolution of medical education is loud and clear, but how do we even begin to confront these uncomfortable truths and work towards an equitable solution? 

The answer begins with acknowledging past―and present―inequality in medical education.