TWO-PART LIVE ONLINE EVENT
Do you trust the healthcare system to provide YOU with the highest quality of care when you’re in need?
COVID-19 has been a great illuminator revealing the deep inequities in healthcare access and health outcomes by race, gender, socio-economic status, and place. As COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and public health mitigation strategies are implemented—and in the future, vaccines and effective treatments are rolled out—leaders are and will continue to be grappling with developing equitable distribution and uptake strategies.
Through it all, the medical mistrust experienced by many people of color, particularly among Black and Latino/a/x communities, creates enormous barriers. This medical mistrust is well placed and based in centuries of racism: from medical experimentation and race-based algorithms to present-day policies, actions, and outcomes that are steeped in white supremacy.
The time to remedy the failures of public health, our healthcare system, the research enterprise, and health policy-making is long overdue. Research shows implicit bias impacts providers’ interactions with patients and has negative effects on the health of people of color. Centering the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x and other people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ people is necessary as we course correct toward building and repairing relationships, fostering trust, and being trustworthy.
Whether you work in the healthcare system or rely on it, join us for this live, virtual two-part panel conversation where experts will explore medical mistrust past, present, and future. You’ll learn about the origins of medical mistrust, the many ways it persists today, and the multifaceted approaches needed to remedy. You will come away with actions from small to big, individual to institutional that you can take to help shape a practical path forward towards transforming the healthcare system into one that earns and deserves our trust and provides high-quality, culturally literate, empathetic care to all.
Discussion co-facilitated by:
Shannon Weber, MSW
Founder and Executive Director, PleasePrEPme; Social Entrepreneur; Author
Discussion co-facilitated by:
Dr. Oni Blackstock
Physician; Researcher; Founder and Executive Director, Health Justice
Co-Founder, Spotlight Trust
We’re grateful to all participants for eagerly giving of their time, energy, and expertise to make these important conversations happen. All proceeds from the live events went directly towards the panelists or were donated to their organizations.
We’d like to give special thanks to Shannon Weber and Laura Marie Lazar for giving so generously of their time, energy, and care to make these panel conversations possible.
About Spotlight Trust™
Work is about relationships, and relationships come down to trust. Spotlight Trust™ is an organizational design and leadership development partner that helps companies make work better with practical, measurable, and comprehensive approaches that put an emphasis on trust.
Spotlight Trust™ helps leaders and organizations develop tactical soft skills, practical competencies, and organizational systems to earn, strengthen, extend, and restore trust – the most valuable asset of our time.