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October 13, 2021: New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine

New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine

Presented by Joel Bervell Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:00am EST

Webinar Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight numerous healthcare inequities that exist. Data from early in the pandemic showed that African Americans were dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, highlighting health inequities that have existed for years. And unfortunately, statistics like this about health disparities are numerous. 

Black mothers are consistently more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. “Racial-corrections” in spirometry algorithms assume that Black, Asian, and Latinx patients have lower lung capacities. And medical schools don’t frequently teach how dermatology conditions look on darker skin. With these varying health outcomes being more heavily critiqued, a new wave of advocacy is emerging, led by young people, to combat systemic disparities in medicine. 

This talk will dive into the history of various health disparities that exist in medicine, discuss how they manifest in practice, and examine the new ways in which students, organizations, and hospitals are tackling racial bias in medicine.

Join this Webinar

Direct link: https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/84991976334?pwd=Mjcra2FEMGk2SHl0T01UMk1SdjgzUT09 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUlRqrjIldD5YOSbDtJhYxG93hlbJTl8r 

October 24 at 5 p.m.: Online Watch Party of Life Interrupted

Life Interrupted: Telling Breast Cancer Stories

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Health Literacy Month, join the National Library of Medicine on October 24th at 5 pm ET for a virtual Watch Party and panel discussion of Life Interrupted, a documentary featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors.

Get your free tickets for this event today: bit.ly/Life1024


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