Envisioning Equity

Be a part of the conversation. Join us for moderated discussions surrounding inequities in Waco.

Upcoming Events
Envisioning Equity: Healthcare

Join us for Envisioning Equity's five-part series about healthcare inequities brought to you by Baylor Medical Humanities, the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and Baylor External Affairs. This series is eligible for licensed social work or licensed professional counselor CEU credit.

Envisioning Equity: How the COVID Pandemic has exposed the real inequality in our healthcare system and how we can do better, featuring Dr. Paul Y. Song

NEW DATE! Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Join us as Dr. Paul Y. Song presents How the COVID Pandemic Has Exposed the Real Inequality in Our Healthcare System and How We Can Do Better

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed problems in the U.S. Healthcare System but also further exacerbated longstanding, underlying inequalities. Tune in as Dr. Song discusses a better, overall solution to address and improve healthcare inequality.

Lauren Barron, M.D.
Clinical Professor & Director of the Medical Humanities Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Baylor University

Stephanie Boddie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Church and Communities Ministries, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University


Future Envisioning Equity: Healthcare Events

March 25: Linda Rae Murray, M.D., Health Justice: Changing the Face of Healthcare, Register Here

You may have heard the terms health inequities and health disparities as we reckon with health justice in our nation. Dr. Murray compares and contrasts these terms, discusses several eco-social models of health and disease, and explains the role of structural racism in racial and ethnic health inequities.

April 9: Rene Crichlow, M.D., Medical Mistrust:  How Race Impacts Practitioners and Patients, Register Here

Race plays a role in creating medical mistrust, impacting both practitioners and patients. In this presentation, Dr. Crichlow discusses how the current structure and culture of medicine perpetuates mistrust and hinders communication. She reminds us that the burden of trust-building is on us, not our patients.

April 16: Michael Spencer, Ph.D., LMSW, Achieving Racial Equity and Social Justice in Healthcare: Interprofessional and Community CollaborationRegister Here

Interprofessional and community collaboration is one strategy to achieve racial equity and social justice in healthcare. In this presentation, Dr. Spencer explores the impacts of structural racism on our healthcare system and in health outcomes. He encourages us to reflect on ways that we can reduce these impacts in our BIPOC communities.

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