Health Equity Series
GW Health Sciences’ core purpose is to drive innovation and quality through education, scholarship, and service. That mission includes a focus to develop competencies for all learners in healthcare quality and health equity, fitting within a broader GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2019-2023 strategic community goal to be nationally recognized for a measurable commitment to health equity. To this end, The Department of Clinical Research and Leadership sponsored a five-month series from September 2019 to January 2020 to facilitate a shared understanding of health equity and its use as a lens for teaching, practicing, and service.
The series covers the following topics:
- Defining health equity
- Social determinants of health
- Recognizing vulnerable and socially disadvantaged U.S. populations
- Contemporary challenges to health equity
- Workforce equity
- Locating health equity data sources
- Cultural humility
- Facilitating difficult discussions
- Root causes of health disparities
- Leveraging community assets through partnerships
This course is designed for anyone in the health professions- students, staff, administrators, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of teaching about the social, environmental, and structural factors that threaten health equity
- Create inclusive climates, policies, and practices to address the challenges of health equity
- Seek out equitable and sustainable institutional and community partnerships to advance health equity
- Framing Health Equity (Required)
- U.S. Health Disparities Data
- Root Causes of Health Disparities
- How to Talk about Race in the Health Professions Classroom
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 3.00 Completion
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