Health Care Disparities for Women of Color – Mar 24

Posted by Community College of Philadelphia on March 23, 2021

Enough is Enough Teach-in Series – Women’s History Month: Health Care Disparities for Women of Color, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Have you been on the receiving end of implicit bias while receiving a check-up, treatment plan or during a visit to an emergency room? Join us for a conversation as we examine new ideas and solutions around health care inequities among Black and brown women.

Women of color experience health disparity rates far higher than their counterparts. These include high maternal mortality and infertility rates, a decreased representation in clinical trials, and less funding for health care conditions that disproportionately impact women of color, such as uterine fibroids and breast cancer. Hear from an expert to learn how to identify and address disparities that happen as we seek adequate health care from medical professionals.

Specific focus and exploration will be given to the current climate in America and how the privilege of some and the injustices of others can impact thoughts, decisions, rationale and outcomes.

Hosted by: Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia

Moderated by: Petrina McFarlane, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Community College of Philadelphia

Guest Speaker: Chidinma Nwakanma, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn Medicine

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