The Practical Path Forward Towards a Healthcare System that Deserves Our Trust


  • Ace Robinson, MHL, MPH
  • Jim Pickett
  • Cecilia Hardacker, MSN, RN, CNL
  • Gabriel Maldonado, MBA

Monday, December 7, 12-1:30pm PST

Panel discussion and live Q+A to follow

Facilitated by Dr. Oni Blackstock and Lisa Lambert

Do you trust the healthcare system to provide YOU with the highest quality of care when you’re in need?

COVID-19 has been a great illuminator revealing the deep inequities in healthcare access and health outcomes by race, gender, socio-economic status, and place. As COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and public health mitigation strategies are implemented—and in the future, vaccines and effective treatments are rolled out—leaders are and will continue to be grappling with developing equitable distribution and uptake strategies.

Through it all, the medical mistrust experienced by many people of color, particularly among Black and Latino/a/x communities, creates enormous barriers. This medical mistrust is well placed and based in centuries of racism: from medical experimentation and race-based algorithms to present-day policies, actions, and outcomes that are steeped in white supremacy.

The time to remedy the failures of public health, our healthcare system, the research enterprise, and health policy-making is long overdue. Research shows implicit bias impacts providers’ interactions with patients and has negative effects on the health of people of color. Centering the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x and other people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ people is necessary as we course correct toward building and repairing relationships, fostering trust, and being trustworthy. 

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