Health Improvement Partnership (HIP) of Santa Cruz County Holds Webinar on Racism in Healthcare as Part of Their Continuing Medical Education Program

On October 29th, Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz Country with the support of the Central California Alliance for Health, held a webinar “Racism in Healthcare: Confronting Chronic Stress and Chronic Disease ” as part of their AMA-PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education credits.

The webinar was led by Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor at UCSF School of Medicine and its learning objectives included

1. Define internalized, personally mediated, and institutional racism.
2. Identify ways that racism and xenophobia can impact the health and wellbeing of immigrants in California.
3. Recognize opportunities for addressing racism and xenophobia in medical settings, including patients and providers.
4. Define ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) and their impact on chronic disease.

Recording of the webinar will be available on the HIPSCC website soon.

Other recent presentation included “Building Resilience as You Implement ACEs Screening in Your Practice: How to Care For Yourself While Guiding Patient Care” with keynote speakers Lisa Gutierrez Wang, PhD, from the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency and Susan Swick, MD, MPH, from Ohana Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health.

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