Exploring the Grey Area of Disparity

Event Information

Target Audience:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Mental/Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Dietitians
  • Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Community Health Workers
  • C-suite members/stakeholders/Congressmen
  • Community Based Organization Leaders


Opening Plenary

Title: Disparities on the Life Continuum 

Description: Listen to Dr. Tyan Parker Dominguez of the University of Southern California address racial and socioeconomic disparities, racism stress and life course perspectives on health and health equity.


Panel Discussion

Title: Equity in these Uncertain Times

Description: Hear from a multi-disciplined cohort addressing the state of health equity in their respective industries that range from focuses on health literacy to effects of policy change at the local health department level.

  • Analyze how to support policy influencers and the chronic illness community’s partners through holding meetings with state and local representatives to share stories, solicit support for priority issues, and build capacity for new advocates.
  • Discuss how practitioners, health care professionals and stakeholders can actively engage with disparate communities to deepen our understanding of the pervasive and complex ways that structural racism affects individual and community-level health.
  • Recognize the need for integration of race-conscious practices in healthcare settings and programs based on the social justice principles and history of public health. These practices can include models, theories, and methodologies that explicitly recognize discrimination and racial injustice as a threat to health.

Event Location: NCPC (Atrium and E-Lab)

Date: 10/16/2017

Time: 8am EST

Nikita Toppin Dera, MPH – Program Manager – National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine

office: 404.752.1082

email: ntoppin@msm.edu

Event Agenda

Times Activity/Session Location
8:00 – 9:30 AM Registration- PDHE staff
Implicit Bias testing after check-in- PDHE staff
Atrium- Registration and Check-in

E-Lab- Implicit Bias Testing

8:45-9:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking

Networking activities/Ice breakers- Nikita

9:30- 9:45 AM Welcome & Introductions

Sabrina Jackson or Dominic Mack

9:45-10:00 AM Unpacking the Bias Test- TBD or Nikita Atrium
10:00- 11:00 AM


Opening Plenary

Dr. Tyan Parker-Dominguez- Clinical Professor at USC

11:00-11:15 AM Break
11:15-12:30 PM Health Equity Panel Discussion- Equity in these Uncertain Times

Moderated by: Dominic H. Mack, MD

·       Tyan Parker-Dominguez, PhD

·       Megan Douglas, JD

·       Shana Scott, JD, MPH

·       Anne Gaglioti, MD

·       Christine Willis, MLIS, AHIP

12:30- 1:30 PM Lunch & Networking
1:30- 2:15 PM PETAL Framework presentation/workshop

Megan Douglas, JD

2:15- 2:45PM Actionable writing workshop with collaboration from group at table Atrium
2:45- 3:30 PM Best Ideas/ Closing/ Network Atrium