​​​Health Equity - I Can Make a Difference​

​​April 7, 2022 ,​ 6 p.m.​

Center for Student Life and the College of Business​ (CBSL) Atrium

​Event Description: 

The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is hosting its second annual 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 also address the impact of health disparities and the roles and responsibilities of health care providers and community members to evaluate solutions.​

Speaker: Dr. Jerome Adams

​Dr. Jerome Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, Distinguished Professor, Presidential Fellow & Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue. 

After growing up poor and Black in a Southern rural community, Jerome Adams went on to lead the 6,000 person U.S. Public Health Service as “America’s Doctor” during a worldwide pandemic. As Surgeon General, he brought a passionate commitment to fighting issues that his own family and community experienced, including limited healthcare access, chronic disease, substance use disorder and ensuing stigma, tobacco addiction, maternal health, mental illness and the opioid epidemic. Dr. Adams’ talks merge his expertise at the forefront o​f national and global health policy with his own personal experiences: growing up with life-threatening asthma, as a brother to someone with substance use disorder, and as someone navigating politics to tirelessly champion the health of the vulnerable and voiceless during times of crisis. ​

​​​To watch via Zoom Webinar​: 

Add questions you ha​ve for Dr. Adams for the Q&A portion of the ​event

Event Donors​

UF ​College of Pharmacy​

UF Convocations Committee

UF Diversity Initiative ​

UF Student Government Association 

Walgreens Pharmacy ​

​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: $50 gift card to each team member

Second Place: $25 gift card to each team member

Third Place: $25​ gift card to each team member


The case release date is April 7th, 2022. Registration closes April 11th, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Please have one team member submit the completed case to Francesca Sferrella, [email protected]​dlay.edu​, by April 12th, 2022, at 11:59 pm.​