Healthcare Equity Month is coming soon!
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- Healthcare Equity Month will be celebrated at Michigan Medicine from March 20 through April 17.
- Presentations, events and panel discussions will help showcase efforts being made to reduce inequities in health care experienced by historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.
- Click here to register for events.
Michigan Medicine will celebrate Healthcare Equity Month from March 20 – April 17 to raise awareness, encourage action and showcase Michigan Medicine- and U-M-led efforts around systemic health care inequities experienced by historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.
“Building Bridges for Belonging and Inclusion,” this year’s title, will feature a collection of hosted presentations welcoming invited speakers, film screenings, book discussions, community sessions, and currently 25 events from across Michigan Medicine and beyond focused on the theme of “The Intersectionality of Healthcare Inequities.”
Interested community members can view the full list of events for details and how to register.
Highlighted events include:
- MICHR’s Community Engagement Health Equity Panel – March 20, 11 a.m. – noon
- Grand Rounds: Healthcare Equity Consult Service – March 24, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
- Tiny Babies, Big Disparities – In Pursuit of Racial Equity in the NICU – April 12, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- “Just Like Everyone Else”: The Importance of Providing Inclusive Care for Limited English Proficient Patients – April 13, noon – 1:30 p.m.
- Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story Movie Screening and Panel Discussion – April 16, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The monthlong collection of events will coincide with and amplify the message of National Minority Health Month originally established as a week in April by Booker T. Washington in 1915 and was recognized by the U.S. Congress in 2002. Historically, the intent for this month was to build awareness about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness on people from racial and ethnic minority groups to encourage action through health education, early detection, and prevention of disease complications.
April 11-17 has been designated Black Maternal Health Week nationally since 2020 and officially recognized as such by The White House in 2021. That week will feature special events from the department of obstetrics and gynecology and other clinical departments, certified nurse midwives, and Community Health Services of Michigan Medicine.
Register for Healthcare Equity Month today!
The events during Healthcare Equity Month are sponsored by the clinical departments of the U-M Medical School, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, U-M Medical Group, Community Health Services and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).
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