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The National Health Equity Grand Rounds series explores the root causes of present-day health inequities in the United States. The first session took place on February 7; the recording is now available and we highly recommend taking the time to listen to the 90 minute session. The second session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9.

Session II: Follow the Money! Understanding the Structural Incentives for Inequity in Health Care and Beyond

Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (CT)

This session will focus on disrupting and dismantling inequity in healthcare and beyond. The speakers will discuss how to use money as medicine and learn from other sectors to reimagine a healthcare system that serves all patients, healthcare providers and communities. Presenters will explore how profit incentivizes inequity and how to disrupt existing systems to catalyze change. The event aims to create opportunities for collective liberation and healing. The event will be live-streamed on the event website, and an on-demand recording will be available for those who cannot attend live.

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Session I: Root Causes of Today’s Hierarchy and Systems of Power (past event)

Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, discussed the history of structural inequities in healthcare and unethical medical experimentation. The event also included a panel discussion moderated by the American Medical Association’s Chief Health Equity Officer Aletha Maybank and featured Rupa Marya, Jack Resneck Jr., and David Ansell. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available at no cost to attendees. This session emphasizes the importance of understanding the past to work intentionally toward a healthier future.Alissa Wood

“If you are looking to expand your knowledge on this topic, I would highly recommend taking the time to access the recording from this session. It was very well done and offered the most robust reflection on historical events that have an impact on racism in healthcare today that I have personally heard,” shared Alissa Wood, RN, BSN, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. Woods is the health equity lead for Great Plains QIN.

Access the February 7 Session Overview, the recording and CME credit details on the American Medical Association (AMA) Web site. Please note; you will need to register on the AMA Web site to access the recording.

→ The Rise to Health Coalition is bringing together individuals and organizations committed to equity and justice within the health ecosystem to build, lead and advance shared solutions and collective actions to transform and strengthen health care. Founding partners include the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the National Association of Community Health Centers (and others). Visit the Rise to Health Coalition Web site; access the Get Started Now section of the site for excellent training resources, including the National Health Equity Grand Rounds. White on the site, subscribe to the Rise to Health Coalition mailing list to receive the Starter Actions & Activities and notification when the full website launches in Spring 2023.