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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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4th Annual Health Equity Week

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February 26 – March 1, 2024

A weeklong virtual educational opportunity with an in-person keynote event.

We are committed to providing high-quality, equitable care within an inclusive learning environment that values and supports all members of a diverse workforce. Through a carefully curated series of moderated sessions on a variety of topics, thought leaders and scholars from within and outside Northwestern share insights into the roots of healthcare disparities and facilitate discussions that inform and inspire innovative solutions. 

Target Audience: Target audience: Healthcare professionals and community members


  1. Describe the social determinants of health including disparities as they apply to various disease processes and recognize their impact on adverse health outcomes. 
  2. Identify the roots of mistrust, unconscious bias and stereotyping and the ways that these attitudes affect clinical encounters.
  3. Develop skills and demonstrate effective communication across cultures, languages and socioeconomic groups. 
  4. Access existing health equity resources. 
  5. Describe innovative solutions to health inequities and healthcare disparities. 


View Past Sessions for CME Credit


Date (Times in CST) Session (Hosted on Zoom Webinar)

Monday, February 26 
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

*In-Person Only* 

4th Annual Health Equity Week Clyde W. Yancy Lectureship

Translating Promises to Practice

Wednesday, February 28 
Noon - 1:00 p.m. 


Same BUT Different: Lung Cancer with Gender Equity Lenses

Session sponsored by Northwestern Medicine Canning Thoracic Institute

Thursday, February 29 
Noon - 1:00 p.m.



Colorectal Cancer Screening: Meeting Patients Where They Are

Thursday, February 29
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Cultivating Equitable Prostate Cancer Screening Among Black Americans through Patient-Centered and Partnered Approach

Friday, March 1
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.


Health Equity in Action in Chicago Communities


Figueroa, Evelyn

Evelyn Figueroa, MD

Family Medicine UI Health

Florez, Narjust

Narjust Florez, MD

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

Nichols, Natasha

Natasha L Nichols, MD

Northwestern Medicine

Smith, Tristé

Tristé Lieteau Smith, MD, JD

Near North Health


Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification Program
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement(s) of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.


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