April 8, 2021 , 6 p.m.
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is hosting its inaugural health equity event. The Health Equity: I Can Make a Difference program seeks to help health care providers and student health care providers improve their knowledge and skills to provide equitable, accessible, and high-quality care for patients from diverse backgrounds. This program will address the impact of health disparities and the roles and responsibilities of health care providers and students to improve this problem.
Speaker: Dr. Regina Benjamin
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States of America. As America's Doctor, she provided the public with the best scientific information on how to improve their health and the nation's health. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations worldwide to promote and protect the health of the American people. As chair of the National Prevention Council – 17 cabinet-level federal agency heads, she led the development of the National Prevention Strategy: America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness. Dr. Benjamin specializes in prevention policies and health promotion among individuals as well as large populations, especially concerning obesity, childhood obesity, and children's health. She has a special interest in rural health care, health disparities among socioeconomic groups, suicide, violence, and mental health.
Add questions you have for Dr. Benjamin for the Q&A portion of the event
Buford Center for Diversity and Service
College of Pharmacy
Student Government Association
UF Convocations Committee
Health Equity Case Competition
The Health Equity Case Competition will be held the week of the Health Equity - I Can
Make a Difference Webinar. Teams will complete a case to simulate real-world roles and
responsibilities that they will have as health care providers. The purpose of this
competition is to increase understanding of challenges patients face within healthcare
and to practice the skills needed to serve diverse populations.
The competition will be performed in pairs. Teams can utilize resources for the
competition. There is no time limit; the estimated time necessary to analyze and
complete the case is 1 hour.
First Place: $25 gift card to each team member
Second Place: $10 gift card to each team member
Third Place: $10 gift card to each team member
The case release date is April 7th, 2021. Registration closes April 11th, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Please have one team member submit the completed case to Carmen Witsken, [email protected], by April 12th, 2021, at 11:59 pm.