Training Opportunities

Webinar: Addressing Bias Against Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Health Professions Learning Environments
June 10, 2021

On Wednesday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation will host a webinar addressing bias and eliminating discrimination of Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in health professions learning environments.

Harmful bias and discrimination continue to be pervasive in health care, fueling inadequate treatment of patients. But it’s not just patients who suffer. Health care professionals and students also experience prejudice and discrimination that cause harm and limit their career opportunities. The recent increase in racist incidents directed at Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders across the U.S. has further highlighted this issue.

To accelerate efforts to address harmful bias and eliminate discrimination within health professions learning environments, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation convened more than 40 health professions education leaders, faculty, and students to map a path forward. The recommendations provide a roadmap to help health professions schools and clinical practice sites take action on equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure a better future for our patients and for the next generation of health care providers.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the recommendations and action steps that health professions educators, health care system leaders, doctors, nurses, and students can take to address this issue.

Confirmed speakers include:
Karen E. Kim, MD, Vice Provost for Research, Director, Center for Asian Health Equity, and Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago

Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by Holly Humphrey, MD, MACP, President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation