PAs are the Catalyst of Change to Close the Health Equity Gap

Health inequities existed long before COVID. But the intersection of social media, 24/7 news cycle, and significant national events have highlighted the inequities that have affected large portions of the population. This course will help broaden our views of health inequities and helps us recognize the privilege that we have as clinicians to enact change while supporting our colleagues, patients, and communities. The discussion will engage the panelists in a conversation about health inequities and their effects on multiple populations, and what we as clinicians can do to positively impact this crisis.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:  

  • Define what are health inequities
  • Recognize the social determinants of health and the effects of bias and racisms
  • Examine what the PA role is in addressing health inequities
  • Provide ways for PAs to become agents of change