Harvard Medical School


Harvard Medical School


Online Event


Jan 24 - 26 2023


9:00 am



Advancing Health Equity: Skills for Health Care Providers

Harvard Medical School is hosting this course to provide attendees with a deep understanding of the current challenges racial/ethnic minorities face in their pursuit of a better health status. Thorough discussions on the multiple biological, social, financial and cultural aspects that influence patients’ health-oriented behaviors will take place. In addition, 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 will be included. Finally, the role, responsibility and tangible opportunities for all health care providers to engage in the fight against health care disparities will be highlighted. Practical recommendations to ultimately achieve health equity in our societies will be provided.

Who should attend

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Specialty Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Psychologists

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  •  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.

Virtual Course Date: January 24-26, 2023  9am-noon PT
Learn more and register here.