FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kevin P. Henry
NAACP Health Committee
Examining racially-based bias and disparities in health care is the focus of a panel discussion on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 am - 12 pm, presented by the Seattle King County NAACP Health Committee.
Log on information for attendees:
Meeting ID: 951 9102 9817
Attendees of the event will learn how racial disparities, inequities and systemic discrimination continues to affect BIPOC communities. Also discussed will be solutions to these issues and a Q&A session with subject experts will conclude the event.
Michele Andrasik, PhD.
Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement, HIV Vaccine Trials Network Senior Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch Clinical Affiliate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington.
Dr. Cyril Engmann, MD, FAAP
“Mindful and community-based efforts are critical and necessary to ensure the equitable inclusion of BIPOC people in research efforts,“ says Dr. Andrasik.
“Ethnic and racial bias in healthcare remains endemic,” Dr. Engmann says.
Dr. Phyllis Gearring-Anderson, from the Seattle NAACP Health Committee, says, ”Unfortunately, prejudice and bias is a reality in the lives of people of color. Research has shown that many health care providers appear to have an inherent bias in terms of positive attitudes toward Whites and negative attitudes toward People of Color.”
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