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

​​April 8, 2021 ,​ 6 p.m.​

Event Description: 

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 ha​ve for Dr. Benjamin for the Q&A portion of the event

Event Donors​

Buford Center for Diversity and Service

College of Pharmacy

Student Government Association​

UF Convocations Committee

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: $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.