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First Year Cleveland's Action Team 1 Report:
Addressing Bias Within Health Care Systems
AUG 12
AUG 26
SEP 23
September 23, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

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Participants will learn:
  • Increase understanding of the experiences of Black, Latina and White women navigating their pregnancy with healthcare systems in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Describe how structural racism and bias can impact maternal and infant health.
  • Identify strategies the health systems and others are taking to address bias, improve patient satisfaction, and improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
African American babies in Greater Cleveland die four times more often than white infants. First Year Cleveland's Action Team 1 was formed in 2018 to help answer the question of "why?" with the overarching goal of reducing racial inequities by developing system-wide solutions. Studies have indicated clinical and non-clinical medical staff racial biases against people of color have a negative (and sometimes fatal) impact on maternal and child health. Individuals operating within a context of racial bias may be aware or unaware of the effects that social structures have on their behavior interactions.

Hospital leaders, clinicians, and staff from Cleveland's three major healthcare systems are leading initiatives to better understand and address racial inequities experienced by Black, Latina, and White women identified by Action Team 1. This webinar reveals the findings of Action Team 1 and related action plans to address bias across health systems.
Speakers include:
Donald Ford, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Better Health Partnership
Katrice D. Cain, MA
Racial Disparities & Health Equity Program Director
First Year Cleveland

Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, MeD, MPPM
Director, Edgar B. Jackson, Jr. Chair, Head of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Centers

Margarita Diaz, MSN, RN
Director, Inclusion, Diversity and Health Equity, The MetroHealth System
Le Joyce Naylor
Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Cleveland Clinic
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