Advancing Health Equity Webinar Series

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Webinars will be hosted monthly from September 2022 to February 2023.

To view all of the FUTURE webinar speakers and topics, please click HERE.
To view past speakers, please click HERE.

One Hour Accredited CE/CME Offered Per Webinar.
Post survey is required for CE/CME credit. Survey will be sent after presentation session.


Presenter: Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D.
New York University School of Global Public Health

Topic: Institutional and Structural Racism
Thursday, January 26, 2023
6:00 PM Central Time

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define institutional racism
  2. Define structural racism
  3. Identify evidence based and promising practices to prevent and reduce institutional racism
  4. Identify evidence based and promising practices to prevent and reduce structural racism
  5. Discuss future directions for research and practice to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion

Presenter: Felicia Trembath, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program,
Midwestern University

Topic: Early Life Experiences:
What Happens in Childhood Doesn’t Stay in Childhood 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:30 PM Central Time

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  2. Describe how to measure ACEs
  3. State how ACEs impact health
  4. Identify 3 strategies to address ACEs

Presenter: Nathan Delafield, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician,
Mayo Clinic

Topic: Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Disparities 
Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:30 PM Central Time

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define social determinants of health (SDoH).
  2. List modern-day examples of SDoH.
  3. Identify strategies to capture SDoH.
  4. Identify strategies to impact SDoH.
  5. Describe the relationship between SDoH and health disparities.
  6. Cite examples of current health disparities.
  7. Summarize evidence-based strategies to eliminate Health Disparities.

Presenter: Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President,
American Medical Association

Topic: Health Equity and Racial Justice
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6:30 PM Central Time

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize key concepts and terms related to health equity.
  2. Summarize key concepts and terms related to racism and justice.
  3. Describe benefits of building alliances and sharing power with historically marginalized and minoritized physicians and other stakeholders.
  4. Identify specific actions organizedÔÇ»medicine can take to help dismantle systemic racism andÔÇ»advance solidarity amongst community partners and healthcare.

Presenter: Arghavan Salles, M.D., Ph.D. 
Special Advisor for DEI Programs, Stanford University Department of Medicine; Senior Research Scholar, Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Topic: Implicit Racial Bias in Healthcare
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
7:00 PM Central Time

Learning Objectives:

  1. List examples of implicit bias. 
  2. Describe how bias may negatively affect marginalized medical professionals.
  3. Identify how individuals can support those who have historically been excluded from medicine.

Future speaker dates/times and RSVP to come. 

CME Credit Statement: The Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 1-A credit and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grievance Policy: The Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be submitted in writing to Penny Cummings, AZCOM CME Coordinator, by mail to Midwestern University, AZCOM, 19555 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308, or by email,

The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based program is approved for pharmacists for a total of 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (0.1 CEUs). Credit will be awarded to pharmacists who attend the webinar and complete the post program evaluation. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity is 0100-9999-22-144-L99-P.  

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona designates this activity for one (1) continuing education credit. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



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