What you'll learn

  • Identify the complex patient, health care provider and health care system factors that contribute to health care disparities and inequities in our societies.

  • Recognize the role and responsibility of health care providers in the fight against inequities in health care.

  • Identify the role of health care providers in the process of eliminating racism in our societies.

  • Design health care delivery improvements that build on the vast experience obtained during the current COVID-19 pandemic in managing multiple acute and chronic medical conditions.

  • Recognize the role of health care professionals as educators in the pursuit of health equity in our societies.

  • Conceptualize concrete interventions in own clinical practice or setting to improve the quality of care offered to underserved communities as applicable.

Course description

This course provides attendees with a deep understanding of the current challenges faced by racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, and elderly populations in their pursuit of a better health status. Speakers and attendees will engage in thorough discussions on the multiple biological, social, financial and cultural aspects that influence patients' health-oriented behaviors. Speakers will share a careful analysis of the current status of our health care system that has fallen short in providing equal health care and opportunities to all members of our society. Sessions will highlight the role, responsibility and tangible opportunities for all health care providers to engage in the fight against health care disparities. Attendees will receive practical recommendations to ultimately achieve health equity in our societies.

This is an accredited, livestreamed course offered by Harvard Medical School. This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Psychologists. 

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Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.

Discounted pricing available through December 12, 2023

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