Healthcare professionals from around the region have united to advance health justice and eliminate racial health inequities. The North Sound Race and Health Equity Alliance hosts an annual conference, bringing speakers and discussions to learn more about regional health inequity and how we can take action to better serve the needs of all patients. The Alliance also established the North Sound Health Equity Scholarship (view scholarship website here), which supports students of color on the path to receiving their advanced medical degrees, and increases diverse representation in health care in the North Sound region.
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3rd Annual Conference
On March 11, 2023, nearly 100 students, healthcare professionals, nonprofit leaders, and community members gathered together for our first in-person North Sound Race and Health Equity conference – The Science of Belonging: Understanding the next frontier of health equity!
We were honored to have shared the space with our keynote speaker Dr. Somava Saha (bio here), Devyn Nixon, ARNP & Monica Koller (Storyologist and founder of Connecting Community) who showed us the importance of community voices and their lived experience, and Sofia Aragon (CEO of Washington Center for Nursing) shared some approaches for equitable healthcare delivery. If you are interested in viewing the recordings of the event please click here.
Thank you to everyone who attended and donated, we raised over $5,000 for the North Sound Health Equity Scholarship! Your participation makes it possible to support the next generation of medical professionals. Meet the recipients of the 2022 scholarship by clicking here.
Special thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this all possible!
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Take a look at our previous conference recordings and agendas below! You can find these videos and other events on our Youtube page (@northsoundach), click here to view.
North Sound ACH Land Acknowledgement: We begin by acknowledging, with humility, that the land where we are today, is the territory of the People of the Salish Sea. Their presence is imbued in the waterways, shorelines, valleys and mountains of the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish People – Since Time Immemorial…