Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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3rd Annual Health Equity Week

Generating solutions through expert-level conversations.

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February 27 - March 3, 2023

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: Northwestern faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students 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
Monday, Feb. 27
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Building the American Indian & Alaska Native Health Professional Workforce & Why That Matters

Feinberg Pavilion, 251 E. Huron St., Third Floor - Conference Room A

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Noon - 1 p.m.

Health Equity Tourism—Case Studies & Prevention Strategies

  • Speakers: Elle Lett, PhD, MA, MBiostat and Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN
  • Moderator: Mita Goel, MD, MPH
Wednesday, March 1
Noon - 1 p.m.

Residential Segregation & Health Outcomes

Thursday, March 2
Noon - 1 p.m.

The Double-Edged Sword of Data: An Equity-Centered Approach to Data Use to Advance Health Equity & Avoid Potential Pitfalls

Session sponsored by NM Division of Community Affairs.

Friday, March 3
7 - 8 a.m.

Overcoming Obesity: Eliminating Barriers to Comprehensive Care


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.


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