Registration opens February 13, 2023

There is no cost to register for this virtual event.

The 2023 Weitzman Institute Virtual Symposium provides a unique opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s top thought leaders, researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs who are leading efforts in the Institute’s key priority areas: Social Determinants of Health, Health Systems Transformation, and Workforce Development.

This year’s Symposium theme, Tackling Old Problems with New Solutions in Primary Care,” recognizes that pressing issues that have recently garnered increasing attention, including mental healthcommunity violence and traumadiversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and big data, are longstanding, wicked challenges that require trans-disciplinary, patient- and community-affirming approaches to drive positive and sustainable change.  

The Symposium offers a forum for exploring primary care’s challenge of dismantling persistent inequities and recreating and advocating for a more just healthcare system that better meets the needs of its workforce, patients, and communities, particularly those most in need. 


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Visit the Weitzman Education Platform to watch the session recordings at no cost and claim CE/CME credits for a small fee.

Featured Speakers

Gail Christopher Headshot

Norman Kim, PhD

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Center for Practice Innovation, Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Co-Founder, Institute for Antiracism and Equity

Edwin G. Lindo, JD

Assistant Dean and Associate Teaching Professor, Social and Health Justice Office of Healthcare Equity and Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington Medicine

Anu Mandapati, PCC, CTPC

Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Magic Leap

DEI Coaching Center Faculty, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Monica R. McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN

Professor, Child, Family and Population Health Department, University of Washington School of Nursing

Interim Director, Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing

Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington School of Public Health

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Senior Vice President and Aetna Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health

Sara Rosenbaum, JD

Emerita Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair, Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

2023 Symposium Agenda

Opening Remarks

 

Mark Masselli
Founder, President/CEO, Community Health Center, Inc.
Founder, President/CEO, Moses/Weitzman Health System

Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, FAAN
Founder Emeritus, Weitzman Institute
SVP/Clinical Director, Community Health Center, Inc.

April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP
VP and Director, Weitzman Institute

Keynote

 

Gail Christopher, DN
Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Examine how and why racial healing is a key component of racial equity and health equity
  • Understand how the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Framework helps individuals, communities, institutions and professional sectors heal from the past and present-day harms of racism and activate change in our communities
  • Give examples of applications of the TRHT framework to pressing issues in primary care and public health, particularly community violence and trauma

Panel Presentation

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing

1st Vice President, National Black Nurses Association

Norman Kim, PhD

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Center for Practice Innovation, Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Co-Founder, Institute for Antiracism and Equity

Edwin G. Lindo, JD
Assistant Dean and Associate Teaching Professor, Social and Health Justice Office of Healthcare Equity and Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington Medicine

Monica R. McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN
Professor, Child, Family and Population Health Department, University of Washington School of Nursing
Interim Director, Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington School of Public Health

Panel Chair/Moderator

 

Anu Mandapati, PCC, CTPC
Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Magic Leap
DEI Coaching Center Faculty, The Forum On Workplace Inclusion

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and recognize why DEI is both a human and business imperative
  • Discuss the challenges and common shortcomings of current approaches to DEI, particularly in primary care policy, research, and clinical practice
  • Identify solutions for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into the culture of primary care, inclusive of health profession clinical training and health services research programs

Keynote

 

Brian D. Smedley, PhD
Equity Scholar, Urban Institute

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the relationship between health equity, justice, and mental health
  • Discuss innovative, place-based initiatives aimed at dismantling inequities in mental health
  • Explore what needs to be done differently moving forward in research, policy, and clinical practice to combat injustices in health, including mental health

Panel Presentation
 

Maria Espinola, PsyD
CEO, Institute for Health Equity and Innovation 

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
Senior Vice President and Aetna Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health

Sara Rosenbaum, JD
Emerita Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair, Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 

Panel Chair/Moderator 

Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research 

Learning Objectives 

 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the use of big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence in promoting healthcare quality in safety-net settings
  • Discuss models for better collecting and leveraging data on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and immigrant health
  • Examine opportunities to center anti-racism and equity in health policy

Continuing Education Credits

For a nominal fee, CME, CNE, CPE, and CEU credits will be provided for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, dentists, social workers, and dietitians by Community Health Center, Inc., an accredited provider through Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

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