Health Disparities and Social Inequality: The Role of Wellness Sessions

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Session handouts will be available to registered attendees Tuesday, August 18, 2020 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Show Date:  

Wednesday, August 26

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

WVC01  Social Determinants of Health

Dexter Shurney, MD Speaker
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Zipongo
President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Chesterfield, MO

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which a person lives, works and plays. Research shows that these factors play a significant role in the health risks and outcomes of all people. In this session, we will explore the broader impact of SDOH on a population and discuss the impact of social conditions on plan members, employees and their families.

Topics for this live Zoom session will include:

  • Evaluating social risk factors in our plans
  • Identifying opportunities to address social risk factors
  • Shifting your perspective.

This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#32—Health & Wellness)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

WVC02  Racism and Health

Regina Davis Moss, Ph.D., MPH, MCHES Speaker
Associate Executive Director
American Public Health Association
Washington, D.C.

This session will explore the connections between racism, equity and health. It will demonstrate the ways in which racism is a public health issue and offer solutions that are taking place in our health care systems and our communities to address this systemic issue.

Topic areas for this live Zoom session will include:

  • Discussing racism, equity, and health
  • Defining racism as a public health crisis
  • Exploring strategies for addressing systemic racism.

This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#32—Health & Wellness)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

WVC03  Optimizing Health and Well-being through Health Equity

Reyna Gilmore, MD Co-Speaker
Psychiatrist
Cincinnati, OH

Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd, DrPH Co-Speaker
Dean, Rasmussen College
Vice President, National Organization for Human Services
Indialantic, FL

What would our health plans and wellness programs look like if they optimized the health and well-being of every single member? And what is the cost when they do not? This session seeks to answer these questions through the lens of health equity and understanding where and how inequalities and health disparities remain barriers.

Topic areas for this live Zoom session will include:

  • Health equity
  • Health disparity
  • Systemic barriers to optimized health.

This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#32—Health & Wellness)