Closing the Gap: Stories and Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Healthcare Culture

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Closing the Gap: Stories and Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Healthcare Culture

Categories: Eliminating Racism, News, Programs

Join YWCA Greater Lafayette, Purdue Center for Cancer Research and Indiana Minority Health Coalition of Tippecanoe County for a candid conversation to shine a light in inequalities in healthcare experiences. We will hear stories from real patients, and discuss how everyday interactions contribute to the bigger picture of disparities in health outcomes along racial, social, and economic lines, and what we as a community can do to change it. "YWCA Network Series" in white alongside a photo of a Black woman in front of an orange background

What is a disparity?

Disparities refer to the differences in outcomes based on specific populations. Disparities can exist based on race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geographic location, and more. When we discuss healthcare improvement, it’s not enough to simply discuss how to expand access for uninsured or under-insured populations and how to pay for care. We must also discuss what appointments are like for individuals once they are inside, and how those experiences vary based on levels of privilege an individual benefits from.

YWCA Greater Lafayette, Purdue Center for Cancer Research and Indiana Minority Health Coalition are coming together to facilitate a conversation on what it’s like to feel unwelcome, misunderstood, or not heard in a healthcare setting and how that effects the overall health of not just an individual, but for entire communities as well.

Join Us

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Tippecanoe County Public Library, McAllister Room
627 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Free to attend, light refreshments available after the discussion

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