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Please join us for the first annual North Sound Regional Race and Health Equity Conference!

Events of the last year have brought increased attention to the pain of health inequities impacting people of color in the United States. This conference is led by a grassroots group of health care providers in Whatcom and Skagit County who want to better serve the needs of all of our patients and our community as a whole.

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
CME- 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ *

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This is a free event, co-sponsored by Family Care Network, PeaceHealth, Chuckanut Health Foundation, and North Sound Accountable Community of Health.

Conference Goals:
1. Examine the extent of racial health disparities in our own community, clinic settings and hospitals.
2. Understand the history and context of race relations in Whatcom and Skagit counties and how this may impact our relationships with patients.
3. Identify how implicit bias may influence interactions between patients, medical providers, and the healthcare team, and how this impacts care delivery.
4. Identify strategies to increase recruitment and retention of BIPOC health care team members.
5. Identify actionable steps to reduce health disparities and improve health equity within one’s own clinical practice and organization.

Speakers include:
Devyn Nixon, ARNP, Cardiology, Skagit Regional Health
Paul Homer, MD, Pediatrics, PeaceHealth
Chao-Ying Wu, MD, Family Care Network
Louis Williams, System VP, PeaceHealth
 Josh Cerretti, PhD, WWU Associate Professor of History

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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of  3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria for up to 3.75 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.