Closing the Gap: Strategies to Promote Health Equity and Racial Justice on Campus Virtual Summit
October 27-28, 2020
11:00 am-5:15 pm ET day one
11:00 am-5:45 pm ET day two
This summit has now concluded. Recordings for attendees coming soon.
As our nation continues to struggle with racial inequity and campuses work to ensure the health and mental health needs of students of color are met, this summit seeks to provide practical strategies and guidance on how universities can effectively identify gaps and design programs and policies to achieve justice and health equity. Using a case-study methodology, the summit will also explore real-life examples of innovative programs and policies currently in use on campuses and will explore how campuses measure progress.
Tentative Topics include:
- Strategies for identifying campus needs for racial justice and health equity
- Prioritizing focus areas
- Strategies to address racial justice and health equity on campus
- Methodologies and evaluations that can measure progress in closing gaps
- Frameworks and tools that can assist campus efforts
Continuing Education Information Now Available!
The Summit Program is now available online. Preview sessions, speakers, and Continuing Education Credit now! We are pleased to offer up to nine continuing education hours in five disciplines. Click here for more information.
Keynote Speaker: Damon Tweedy, MD
Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests
We’re pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the summit is Damon Tweedy, MD (Duke University School of Medicine). Dr. Tweedy is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker with a focus on the impact of race on the medical profession at all levels. This session will cover these disparities and steps that can be taken to address them so that university health and counseling centers can provide services to students of all backgrounds on campus. Additionally, Dr. Tweedy will describe how to look intentionally at systems of health care and counseling and presence (or lack of) support for students with regard to providers of color, and supporting the professional work done by providers of color.