Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Health
The Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health (REACH) committee aims to reduce health disparities between different racial, ethnic and cultural groups through advocacy, education and service. Our goals include:
- Strengthening cultural competency in medical education,
- Promoting diversity of the physician workforce,
- Empowering future physicians to actively engage in the political and social movement towards health equity.
“Health equity is within our REACH”
Health Equity Webinars
Webinar: Medical School Admissions and DACA Applicants - The Case for Change (March 2014)
Presenter: Benji Perin, MSII from Univ of Washington SOM; Cofounder of Med-Students for Dreamer Applicants
Explore the background of why undocumented students have historically been unable to apply to medical school, and how the DACA program has changed the landscape. What obstacles remain as schools decide whether to open their doors to DREAMers - young men and women who were brought to the US illegally as children? What’s the case for change? How many DREAMers will be attending med school next year, at the first school in the nation to change their policy, and what is residency like for the first DREAMers who have already begun their training? Also take a look at the student-led national campaign to change admissions policy – medstudents4dreamers.org - providing students with tools they can use at their own schools (both to learn and act), and linking the work at each medical school with a map of active petitions.
Listen to the recorded webinar.
Webinar: Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act (Feb 2014)
Guest Speaker, Stephen Kemble, MD, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, a psychiatrist who also trained in Internal Medicine, an assistant professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, a past president of the Hawaii Medical Association, and a member of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Racism & Its Effects on SDoH (Oct 2010)
Dr. Camara Jones MD, MPH, PhD
How does racism affect social determinants of health and our individual health as well as the health of our nation? What are 3 different levels of racism that affect health?