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Health Equity Leadership Development and Action Collective
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Learn, hone, and practice the skills you need to effectively address issues of inequity within your practice, medical group, or health system.

Health Equity Leadership Development and Action Collective

Join a collective of health care leaders to gain education, guidance, and support in addressing inequities that exist within your sphere of influence. If you are committed to making lasting, equitable change in your organization, then this course is here to support you on that path. We look forward to building this collective with you.

This action collective is intended for physicians, physician assistants, and health care professional leaders who are ready to act on the understanding that systemic racism exists within health care, and who are positioned to lead and facilitate change in their organizations and beyond.


  • Identify common health equity issues.
  • Outline principles to advance health equity through culture, policy, and clinical changes.
  • Identify the need for change within your organization.
  • Strategize how to bring people within your organization together to create change towards equity.
  • Learn how to create change through a culture of health equity.
  • Solicit strategic guidance from the collective.
  • Share your change plan and progress with members of the collective.

Course Details

The Health Equity Leadership Development and Action Collective will meet virtually in six two-hour sessions held monthly or every other month from January–November 2024.

Session Dates

2024: Jan. 19, March 15, May 10, July 19, Sept. 13, Nov. 15

Session Time

Noon–2 p.m.

The tuition for the course is $1,800 for WSMA members and $2,400 for nonmembers.

Register online for the Health Equity Leadership Development and Action Collective. Questions? Contact Brendan Cox at 206.956.3625 or


Edwin Lindo, JD

This course is led by Edwin Lindo, JD, health equity consultant to the WSMA and the WSMA Foundation, and assistant dean of social and health justice in the Office of Healthcare Equity, an associate teaching professor in the department of family medicine, and an adjunct associate teaching professor in the department of bioethics and humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He teaches, presents, and writes on issues of race and racism within the field of medicine and greater society. He is internationally recognized as a conscious voice for racial and social justice.

CME Credit

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CQIP Confidentiality Notice

Each session is protected under WSMA's CQIP as recognized by the WA DOH and pursuant to RCW 70.225.040. By registering, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of the discussions pursuant to RCW 43.70.510, RCW 70.41.200, and RCW 4.24.250.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available for live event registration depending on when the refund is requested in relation to the start of the course.

  • 91 days or more until start of event: 100% refund less a $100 processing fee per person
  • 61–90 days until start of event: 75% refund
  • 31–60 days until start of event: 25% refund
  • 30 days or less until start of event: no refund

WSMA reserves the right to cancel the course. If so, preregistered participants will be notified, and full refunds provided. No shows will receive no refund. Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment.

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