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COVID-19 Update: In efforts to be more accessible to the diverse community of adolescent health professionals, we are hosting this event in a virtual format. Stay tuned for more details. 

Connecting adolescent health professionals

AHI’s Connection Sessions

Connection Sessions are day-long conferences that focus on one specific topic in adolescent health for an interdisciplinary audience of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, health center managers, and other youth-serving community professionals. These professional development opportunities aim to connect health professionals to community resources and others in the field.

The 2021 Connection Session, Racial Equity in Adolescent Health Care: Developing an Anti-Racist Practice, will be on Wednesday, November 17, from 12:00-4:30 PM EST. Scroll down for more information, and check out Past Connection Sessions here.

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2021 Connection Session – Racial Equity in Adolescent Health Care: Developing an Anti-Racist Practice

The 2021 Connection Session, Racial Equity in Adolescent Health Care: Developing an Anti-Racist Practice, will be held on Wednesday, November 17, from 12:00-4:30 PM EST.

The 2021 Connection Session will broaden participants’ understanding of the intersections of structural racism, medical mistrust, and bias as it relates to the historical and present landscape of adolescent health care. The event will support attendees in developing actionable strategies to address bias and introduce anti-racist principles into their professional practice.

We have applied and are currently awaiting approval on Continuing Medical Education, Nursing Continuing Education, and the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

The deadline to register for the 2021 Connection Session is on Friday, November 5.

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define structural racism and how it has manifested both historically and in present-day health care for adolescents. 
  2. Explain the health impacts of racial inequities in adolescent health care for youth with intersecting marginalized identities.
  3. Identify and develop actionable strategies to manage implicit bias and implement anti-racist principles in their professional practice.

Featured Speakers

  • Grounding activity – (15 minutes) Dr. Riana Anderson
  • Background – J’Mag Karbeah
  • Impact – Dr. Chulani, Teresa Springer
  • Strategy –  Maria Thomas