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Improving Patient Health Outcomes & Experience: Integrating Health Equity with Practice

In 2016, Rush changed its mission to “improve health” and subsequently adopted an anchor mission strategy, and health equity as a pillar of the organization. Drawing on Rush’s expertise working to improve the health of those we serve, in this discussion-based session, participants will consider and discuss historical and current events that impact the concept of health equity - especially in the urban setting. In addition to defining the concepts of health equity, health disparities, and social/structural determinants of health, we will examine our own practices and discuss the importance of establishing clinical and nonclinical “norms” to incorporate equity concepts in our day to day work. Finally, participants will engage in ways to reframe their own ideas around equity and use their knowledge to inspire change in their own communities.

Half of all profits from this course will be invested directly into Rush’s efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve on the West Side of Chicago. For more details on these programs, please visit Rush’s community engagement website.



General Registration - $67 (Includes box lunch).

Rush Employees - $55 (Includes box lunch).


Here’s what your colleagues had to say about the program:

The presentation was awesome, and the information needs to be shared with every facet of the organization from HR to clinicians.”

“Very beneficial! This allowed me to better understand how to apply health equity and SDOH knowledge. Thank you!”

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This is a past event.

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Armour Academic Center, To be announced.
600 S. Paulina St. Chicago, IL, 60612

Event Type

On-Campus Event


Continuing and Professional Studies



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