33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021


How Do We Center Racial Equity? A Case Study in Addressing Institutional Racism and Racial Inequity

75-minute Workshops

Day 4

Session Code: S7-F
When: March 11, 2021
Level: Intermediate
Track: Healthcare
Presenters: Barbra Banks, HealthPartners  |  Rochelle Johnson, Regions Hospital (HealthPartners)  |  Sidney Van Dyke, Regions Hospital (HealthPartners)  |  McKenzie Messerly, Regions Hospital (HealthPartners)


More than ever, organizations are taking a bold stance on addressing and dismantling institutional racism. And despite anti-racism efforts and work to reduce racial inequities, progress toward racial health equity remains stagnate. With the extent and quality of care as a critical social determinant of health, healthcare organizations play an integral role in acknowledging, addressing, and reducing racial health inequities.

In this session, a case study on Region Hospital’s experience addressing and dismantling institutional racism will be shared. In 2019, the Regions Birth Center planned and executed a year-long equity education experience that equipped staff and providers with a racial equity lens through which they redesigned systems, processes, and policies centered on equity. Participants will receive valuable strategies and resources that they can bring back to their workplace.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand one bold way a hospital is addressing racial equity and dismantling institution racism
• Learn four key components of planning and execution that impacted program effectiveness and success
• Apply learnings, including overcoming barriers, to your workplace anti-racism efforts

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