- Andrea Trejo, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee and Doctoral student, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
- Will Lusenhop, MSW, PhD, LICSW, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
- Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, MS, ABPP, CSOWM, Associate Professor/Clinical, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- Nida Emko, MD, FAAFP, Professor/Clinical, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- Jeffrey Ring, PhD, Principal, Health Management Associates, Los Angeles, CA
Have you ever wanted to talk about race in health and behavioral healthcare, but find it challenging for you or your organization to make real progress in this area? You are not alone. While most professional training programs and organizations emphasize the importance of cultural humility in practice, there are few opportunities to sustain conversations on race in healthcare. This session provides a “101”on race equity in healthcare and provides cultural humility and culturally responsive care frameworks for achieving race equity in this sector. We will provide clarification on major concepts such as race, racism, prejudice, internalized oppression, implicit bias, and equality versus equity. We will use an interactive, case-based, and discussion-based approach to ensure attendees leave the session with concrete steps they can take to begin or continue conversations on race equity at their home institutions.
- Define race equity, culturally humility, culturally responsive care, and related terms.
- Describe at least two ways, institutional bias and implicit bias produce negative outcomes in health and behavioral healthcare
- Describe at least two actions one can take at the direct service and organizational levels toward improving race-equity in healthcare.