Health Equity & Ethics Series

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Transforming Community Conversations about COVID-19 to Action

The Health Equity & Ethics Series brought together community members and UIC experts from across professions to:

  • share stories of injustice and invisibility in healthcare,
  • seek to understand issues of health and wellness from many views, and
  • develop action-focused, real-life solutions that build on community strengths, are guided by ethical values, and are informed by our shared wisdom. The panels included:

Session 1: Setting the Stage for Transformational Conversations

Session 2:
Exploring Intersectionality and Social Vulnerability

Session 3:
Uncovering Disability Bias and Discrimination in Healthcare

Session 4: The Next Act - Transforming the Conversation into Action

Each panel was anchored in a facilitated dialogue about a personal story of harm experienced during COVID-19.  This series featured a national panel of caregivers, patients, community members, and other experts from across the country. We are deeply grateful to these individuals who were willing to share and afford us the opportunity to learn from and be inspired to pursue transformative action.

Thank you for your participation in these conversations - through  attending the panels as well as contributing to the community discussion Jamboard. If you were unable to attend,  recordings of all four sessions are below. If there are any questions, please email Ami Shah, Senior Strategic Project Coordinator, at ashah58@uic.edu.

Program Spotlight: Urban Health Club

During the series, a call went out to programs to share their stories of upstanding to health inequalities during COVID-19. The Urban Health Club, which aims to  expose  high school participants to health careers and college readiness, is featured as a result of their ability to shift their in person programming to a virtual format while integrating a social justice and COVID-19 mythbuster series.

To learn more about how the Urban Health Club responded to challenges and successes toward addressing health inequalities during COVID-19, please read their case study report.

Learn more about the Urban Health Program

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Share your story – ask additional questions – hear from others about their experiences – contribute to transformative action

Visit the Health Equity & Ethics Series Jamboard to join the conversation or continue the discussion online. Please reference this brief presentation on Jamboard basics to learn more about  how to use the real-time editing tool.

Share your voice on our Jamboard

Session 1 recording available here.

A full transcript of the recorded conversation from Session 1 is available here.

Session 2 recording available here.

A full transcript of the recorded conversation from Session 2 is available here.

Session 3 recording available here.

A full transcript of the recorded conversation from Session 3 is available here.

Session 4 recording available here.

A full transcript of the recorded conversation from Session 4 is available here.

More Information on the Series Sessions