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A 5-PART PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES ON QUALITY AND EQUITABLE HEALTH CARE IN VERMONT

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What is health equity and why does its attainment matter in a state with predominantly white and rural residents and practitioners? How does discrimination (even unintentional) in American health care effect health inequities and health disparities experienced by minority and other underserved populations? This series will present:

  • Why quality health care must be equitable care;
  • How ignoring racial and ethnic health disparities is costly; and
  • How culturally and linguistically responsive practices are a necessary component to achieve a more equitable health care system.

In this 5-part professional development series, we will candidly address these and related questions and offer interventions and strategies that reduce the impacts of discrimination and biased care.

Session 1: Unmasking Health Disparities through a Health Equity Lens

In Session 1 we explore the meaning of health equity as the primary lens for ensuring quality care for all. Evidence of differences in health and health care experiences by race and ethnicity in rural areas will be presented, as well as demographic megatrends that influence the practice of medicine and patient care in a globally mobile world.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Health care practitioners & managers, public health staff, QI directors, social workers, community health workers, mental health & addictions counselors, qualified medical interpreters.

REGISTRATION FEE is $35 per session or $140 for all 5 sessions in the series. To take advantage of the discounted series fee of $140, please email ContinuingEd@nvtahec.org to register.

ADMISSION IS FREE for community health workers, qualified medical interpreters and post-secondary health professions students. Choose the $0 GRATIS ticket.

The planning committee for this continuing education series:

Gail Auclair, MSM-HCA, RN, CEO, Little Rivers Health Care Inc., Bradford, VT

Betsy Fowler, LCSW, PHD, Director of Behavioral Health, Northern Counties Health Care Inc., St. Johnsbury, VT

Mckalyn LeClerc, MD, Family Physician, Northern Counties Health Care Inc., Hardwick, VT

Emily Ruth LeVan, DNP, APRN, NP-C, Copley Hospital, Morrisville, VT

Laura Newell, MSHCA, VP of Medical Practices, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury, VT

Julie Parker, LCMHC, Assistant Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health, Department of Vermont Health Access

Kate Simmons, MBA, MPH, Director of Operations, Bi-State Primary Care Association, VT & NH

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