Unequal Treatment

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Aug 25 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation

The recent events in Charleston, South Caroline, Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, remind us that stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today.* Unfortunately, skin color plays a large part in how people are viewed, valued and treated. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a summer webinar series about racism's impact on health and disparities.

Webinar # 3 | Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care

August 25, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT 

The Affordable Care Act has led to expansions in health insurance coverage. But racial and ethnic minorities still are more likely to have unequal access, receive poorer quality care and have worse health outcomes. These health disparities threaten our nation’s health.

Join APHA Past President and social justice advocate Linda Rae Murray, Brian Smedley, co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and Michelle van Ryn, director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Healthcare Encounters for a timely discussion. They’ll talk about how the levels of racism play out within the health care system, unconscious bias in health care and what’s being done to address those inequities to improve the public’s health.


Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health

Brian Smedley, PhD, co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, study director of the landmark report "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care"

Michelle van Ryn, PhD, LMFT, MPH, professor of health services research at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Healthcare Encounters

Listen to the recorded webinar

View the webinar slides (all are PDF): Part 1Part 2Part 3

How to Obtain CPH Credit

Participants must register and attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation online in order to earn 1 CPH CE credit hour and obtain a CE certificate.  A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all participants who register and attend the webinar within 48 hours after the event. The email will include instructions and a personal ID # for access to the system.  All online evaluations must be submitted by Sept. 25, 2015

CPH credit also will be offered for those listening to the archived webinar recordings. You will be able to obtain 1 credit per recording, and this service will be available on Oct. 15. Free for APHA members, with a small fee per credit for non-members.

Contact Mighty Fine if you have questions about CPH credit.

*Read "An Uncomfortable Truth — Our Country's Failure to Address Racism" by Alameda County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH

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