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Racial Inequity in Healthcare

  • 19 Feb 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual Meeting


  • A donation of $25.00 would be appreciated to support our program initiatives.
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February 19, 2021

Racial Inequity in Healthcare 

 Virtual Meeting 

8:00- 9:00 AM CT 

A confirmation is sent immediately upon registration with the virtual link for the day of the event, if you do not receive it, please contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

Complimentary - Open to all  

In 2003, the Institute of Medicine published a report describing the need to: increase the proportion of underrepresented minority groups in the health-care workforce; integrate cross-cultural education into health-care training; and, advance efforts to identify sources of disparities and promising interventions. More than a decade later, 91 percent of hospital CEOs are whiteand while people of color represent 31 percent of hospital patients nationally, they comprise only:

  • 14% of hospital board members
  • 12% of executive leadership positions, and
  • 17% of first- and mid-level management positions

These disparities in the leadership ranks of the healthcare industry are part and parcel of the health disparities in communities of color nationally and here in Chicago, where inequalities persist and, in some cases have widened in such indicators as low birthweight, heart disease, stroke, infant mortality and mortality in general.

Post-Election  By attending this session, you will:

  • Associate the effects of socioeconomic factors, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other patient characteristics on health inequities and identify ways to mitigate them in your own practice or organization
  • Identify components of policies and practices that have been shown to contribute to inclusive workplace environments, and enhance recruitment, development, advancement and retention of women and minorities in the healthcare workforce
  • Relate the effect of patient and provider biases on healthcare outcomes; describe ways to mitigate the effect of these biases


Raul Garza, MBA, CEO, Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness Center


Beena S. Peters, DNP, MS, RN, FACHE, System Chief Nursing Officer, Cook County


Adeola Oduwole, MSc, VP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Lurie Children’s 


Audra Davis, PsyD, Organizational Psychologist and Managing Partner, The Exeter 


Fernando De Maio, PhD, Director, Health Equity Research and Data Use, Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association  

Suggested reading

The State of Diversity & Inclusion in the Healthcare Industry Part 1: Industry Overview (October 2017). Diversity Best Practices.

New Report Details Chicago's Racial, Ethnic Disparities (May 2017) University of Illinois Chicago.

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