In our modern world, the everyday experiences of individuals are often shaped by systemic inequalities and injustices that permeate society. Weathering refers to the cumulative toll that social, economic, and environmental injustices take on the health and wellbeing of individuals from marginalized backgrounds. This session sheds light on the impact of weathering, its underlying causes, and potential solutions. Join us for this eye-opening session as we unpack the profound impacts of weathering on individuals and communities, and work toward a fairer and more equitable future for all. Together, we can harness the power of knowledge, empathy, and advocacy to build a more just society where ordinary lives are no longer burdened by extraordinary stress.
Dr. Greer will speak on the lack of equity in our profession, the real need for social and public policy changes and how to get there.
“AI is a tool. The choice about how it gets deployed is ours.” —Oren Etzioni, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Founding CEO, Allen Institute for AI
Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop delving into the critical topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential unintended consequences specific to health equity. Our expert panelists will introduce attendees to the multifaceted landscape of AI and how it can exacerbate health disparities. Through real-world examples and audience participation, we'll dissect how AI can perpetuate inequities and brainstorm actionable strategies to mitigate these effects.
This workshop invites you to be part of the solution, fostering collaborative dialogue to ensure that AI in healthcare contributes positively to health equity. Don't just listen, participate in shaping a fairer future of healthcare with AI.
P.S. Most of this description was authored by ChatGPT, a generative AI tool.
Join us for an inspiring and informative conference session that will empower you to become a dynamic Health Equity Influencer, driving meaningful change within your community and beyond. In an era where health disparities persist and the need for equitable healthcare has never been more pressing, this session will equip you with the tools, strategies, and insights to make a significant impact. Whether you are a healthcare professional, activist, community organizer, or simply passionate about driving change, this session will provide you with the knowledge and tools to make a lasting difference in the pursuit of health equity. Join us and become a catalyst for positive transformation in healthcare for all.
Experience passion and joy through the intentional choice of movement. Joy and empowerment can be an explosion of emotions through cultural variations of rhythms, whether it is taking a walk or dancing to the bomba beat. Learn how community walks and talks combine the power of physical activity, health education, social connection, and time in nature. Take strides toward wellness and experience the essence of holistic health and improvisational creativity.
Join us to learn how to “swim with the sharks” and beat the competition for limited funds. Gain tips and tools on how to put together a pitch to secure financial support for projects. Our panelists are experts in the field of reviewing funding requests and will provide insights into what they look for in successful proposals. Participants will break into small groups and develop a value proposition using the knowledge shared by the panelists. Each group will present their pitch to our panel of “sharks.” Don’t be a guppy, swim with the sharks and DIVE into this session!
In a nation as prosperous and advanced as the United States, the persistent and troubling disparities in health outcomes have become an urgent and critical concern. The health equity gap in America is a deeply entrenched problem that demands immediate attention and strategic action. In this dynamic presentation, we will explore the multifaceted factors contributing to the alarming disparities in health outcomes across different communities in the United States. We will examine the root causes of these inequalities, which include socioeconomic disparities, systemic racism, limited access to healthcare, environmental factors, and more. Understanding the complex interplay of these elements is crucial for developing effective solutions.
Join Bree Jones, Founder of Parity Homes, for a dynamic exploration of the intersection between health, housing, and community prosperity. Discover innovative strategies to ensure safe and affordable housing, particularly in historically African American neighborhoods. Jones will share insights on sustainable revitalization, wealth creation, and the critical role of equitable housing in improving overall health outcomes. Gain actionable solutions to address the social determinants of health, ways to foster resilience, and promote inclusive development. Together, we'll work toward closing the wealth gap and creating healthier, thriving communities for all. Join us for a transformative discussion that can reshape the future of health equity.
Sitting at the nexus of food and pharmacy, Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., has “A World of Care In-Store”– providing millions of customers every day the care they need to thrive, even in vulnerable communities. Through its Food as Medicine initiative, and its team of expert registered dietitians, Kroger Health uses its OptUp nutrition rating system to educate shoppers and give them instant access to fresh and healthy alternatives for meals. The app allows customers to make small dietary changes over time, ultimately helping people live healthier lives. By combining its world-class team, data and analytics and cost-effective on-site and digital care delivery with its commitment to improving population health, Kroger Health is uniquely positioned to fundamentally improve healthcare in the U.S.
Eighty percent of health happens outside of the healthcare setting. This presentation will focus on innovative programs implemented in California that are working to improve lifelong health trajectories and eliminate disparities and health inequities.
This panel convenes leading scholars of law and medicine from institutions of higher education who understand racism as historically embedded in US slavery and Jim Crow institutions that continue to hold unwavering influence on all facets of US life, particularly health. They will share findings and recommendations for improving undergraduate and graduate admissions, including medical school admissions, in a time of anti-affirmative action and entrenched racial inequities in health and healthcare that rival extraordinary advances in healthcare and disease management.
In a world where the pursuit of success and impact can leave us burnt out and depleted, it is important that we take care of our bodies from the inside out. Join Ariel Belgrave, founder of Gym Hooky, for an inspiring keynote that will empower you to:
Using examples from his prior experience, as a physician at an inner-city hospital, State, Health Commissioner, and surgeon general, Dr. Adams will explain why we must look at health as much more than access to traditional healthcare.