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Black Women’s Health: SYNCing and Inspiring Actionable Steps Towards Health Equity

September 22 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT

The health of Black women is too often measured by poor health outcomes that result from barriers to quality health care, racism, and discrimination associated with the experiences these women face when accessing medical care in the U.S. Creating safe and equitable healthcare is a key component to addressing health disparities among Black women. HealthHIV is committed to reducing discrimination and stigma experienced by Black women and in 2021 launched a Black Women’s Health survey to provide insight and depth to Black women’s healthcare experiences.

Black women who participated in the survey reported being treated as stupid (33%), being stared at by strangers (28%), and feeling that their ideas were minimized or ignored (29%) when engaging with medical providers. Speakers will discuss the state of Black women’s health in the United States, the challenges faced by Black women accessing care, and actionable steps healthcare providers can take to make healthcare more equitable for Black women. The speakers will unpack the social determinants of health which impact Black women’s health and outline comprehensive and sustainable strategies to provide more equitable and culturally appropriate healthcare.

Credits
  • AMA: 1
  • ANCC: 1
  • CEUs: 0.1/1
  • AAPA: 1
  • ASWB: 1
  • CHES/MCHES: 1
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Date:
September 22
Time:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Speakers
Michelle Lopez
Affiliation:
Healthy Aging Specialist at GMHC
Erin Starzyk
Affiliation:
Director of Health Services Research and Evaluation, HealthHIV
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