Health Equity and Social Justice

Currently, on a temporary hiatus, see the past series below. 

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March 26th, 2021 - Addressing Social Determinants of Health During COVID-19 and Beyond
April 9th, 2021 - The Importance of Language in the Context of COVID-19
April 16th, 2021 - Say What? Improving Quality of Care for Populations with Limited English Proficiency
April 23rd, 2021 - Organizational Health Literacy to Address the Needs of Vulnerable Populations
May 7th, 2021 - Ensuring Health Equity in Telehealth
May 14th, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine: A Racial and Health Justice Framework
May 21st, 2021 - Keeping it Real: Healthcare Worker Stress & COVID-19
June 4th, 2021 - Unconscious Bias and Othering
June 11th, 2021 - Structural Racism & COVID-19
June 18th, 2021 - Adapting Existing Collaboration: The COVID-19 Community Task Force Response

Series Leaders

  • Maria Soto-Greene, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Professor of Medicine; Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE)
  • Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH – Division Director, General Internal Medicine, Assistant Dean for Primary Care and Community Initiatives, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Victor Cueto, MD, MS – Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Luis Alzate-Duque, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Vivian González Cueto, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, California State University, East Bay
  • Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW– Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Identify best practices to improve access to care and mitigate the social determinants of health for vulnerable populations.
  • Describe the effects of structural racism, implicit bias, and othering on health outcomes for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health emergencies
  • Establish or adapt collaborations among private organizations, community or faith-based organizations, and anchor institutions that can support vulnerable communities affected by public health emergencies, such as COVID 19.
  • Implement recommended standards and care models to improve the quality of care for vulnerable populations by addressing low health literacy, Limited English proficiency, and the unconscious bias of healthcare providers.