Mocs Move Forward: A Discussion and Application of Diversity in Healthcare


 History of the African American Experience in Healthcare

Monday, August 31st

Location: Zoom, 4:30p-6:30p

Join Theresa Blackman and Dr, Shewanee Howard-Baptist on a discussion on how history has shaped the experience and access to African Americans in healthcare today

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Julia Cummiskey, MPH, PhD. Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. Mark Johnson, PhD. Lecturer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Mocs Move Forward: A Discussion and Application of Diversity in Healthcare:

Paving the Way for the Next Generation: What We’ve Learned

Monday, September 21st

Location: Zoom, 4:30p-6:30p

Join us as we discuss how to apply what we have learned from the past, and how it has shaped the experience of patients, and healthcare providers in the African American community in modern day America. As well as the advancement and challenges students of color face pursuing a career in healthcare

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Julia Cummiskey, MPH, PhD. Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Silva Ramos, Senior Director of Education initiatives, United Way 


Mocs Move Forward: A Discussion and Application of Diversity in Healthcare:

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Equality: What Do They All Mean?

Monday, October 5th

Location: Zoom, 4:30p-6:30p

Join us as we explore what these concepts mean in the context of modern day healthcare. How to we apply these values to the calling of healthcare and insure we are moving forward not backwards in regards to providing healthcare  

 Guest Speakers

Dr. Shewanee Howard Baptist, PhD., MPH Interim Program Director, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Stacy Lightfoot, Vice President, College & Career Success, Public Education Foundation

Jonathan Butler, JD, Equity Manager for the City of San Antonio

Dionne Jekins, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union


 

Mocs Move Forward: A Discussion and Application of Diversity in Healthcare:

Why Diversity and Inclusion is Essential for Healthcare

Tuesday, October 20th   

Location: Zoom, 5p-7p

Join us as we discuss the application of diversity and inclusion in healthcare. We will explore key factors in disparity of care for the African American community and how diversity and inclusion could minimize the gap


Mocs Move Forward: A Discussion and Application of Diversity in Healthcare:

Characteristics of Successful Healthcare Professionals: Leading Patients and People

Monday, November, 2nd

Location: Zoom, 6p-7p

Join us as we discuss applying how to highlight key concepts of diversity and inclusion in your application, how to talk about diversity in your interview, and the role diversity plays in professional healthcare applications

Would you like to submit a question to one of our guest speakers prior to attending one of our discussions? Or is there a topic you hope to explore throughout our series?

Please submit your question to Theresa-blackman@utc.edu

Question submissions guidelines:

  • In the subject title of your email: Question for [date of event] - Questions submitted without a clear determination of what event they are designated for may require follow up
  • Questions must be submitted no less than 2 business days prior to event, so moderators can review and submit the questions to guest speakers

Not all questions may be answered in the live event format due to time constraints. If your question isnot answered in an event every attempt will be made to answer your question via email. Questions of a similar topic may be grouped together and answered as a whole. Moderators reserve the right to submitor omit any questions that do not align with the university code of conduct.

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 Interested in learning more about diversity in healthcare? Review these specifically curated books, articles, and media available through the UTC Library for further reading

UTC Library Featured Collection: Diversity in Healthcare