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Catch up on our health equity webinars to date.

Health Equity On-Demand Webinars

Operationalizing Racial Justice and Equity in Health Care

Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, CPPS facilitates an interactive session covering 1) foundational concepts on health equity, including the various types of bias and discrimination commonly seen in healthcare; and 2) a new framework for advancing racial justice and equity in the health care arena by leveraging high-performance quality and safety practices to systematically make inequities visible and to address and resolve them as an integral part of health care practice.

(Originally recorded Dec. 13, 2021)

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Cultural Agility: Creating Sustainable Systemic Change in Health Care

Co-sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition and the WSMA, this Continuing Professional Development webinar will educate physicians and physician assistants on the current state of health inequity, describe how the systems that were created impact patient care, and outline strategies to create lasting change within health care organizations. Features guest speaker Bryon Lambert, equity and inclusion program director, Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

(Originally recorded on Sept. 1, 2020)

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LGBTQ Health Care

Co-sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition and the WSMA. Amish Dave, MD, MPH, a rheumatologist at Virginia Mason, and Amy Etzel, the implementation manager at the Bree Collaborative, outline strategies to align care delivery with existing evidence-based, culturally sensitive standards of care for LGBTQ people in Washington state to decrease health disparities. The three focus areas include communication, language, and inclusive environments; screening and taking a social and sexual history; and LGBTQ-specific standards and systems of care.

(Originally recorded on Oct. 9, 2020)

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Health Equity Strategies in Practice: Learnings from the Field

Co-sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition and the WSMA. Health equity professionals from CHI Franciscan, MultiCare, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington share their experiences creating and implementing a health equity strategic plan, determining how to measure health equity in data, partnering with faith-based organizations to address health needs with a community, and delivering educational programs to faculty and staff.

(Originally recorded on Nov. 13, 2020)

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Building Relationships of Trust

Establishing trust with patients is critical when making health care plans and decisions. But how can physicians build trust with patients when systemic racism and implicit bias are pervasive barriers? The WSMA Foundation identified the need to mitigate the harm of racism perpetuated throughout medicine and set a goal to help physicians and PAs build authentic relationships of trust with diverse communities through mentorship, education, and community support programs. In this webinar, which is only available to WSMA members, participants hear several perspectives on how to establish trust with patients from diverse communities and come away with tools to start using right away in practice using toolkits provided.

(Originally recorded on Oct. 28, 2022)

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