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Dismantling institutional racism to close health gaps: US expert – UM Today

May 24, 2019 —

An American expert in health care quality and patient safety will present a public lecture focused on confronting and breaking down institutional racism to create health equity for all.

Dr. Ronald Wyatt is chief quality officer at Cook County Health, one of the largest public health systems in the United States, located in Illinois. The lecture, entitled Dismantling Institutional Racism to Achieve Health Equity: A New Framework, takes place on Monday, May 27 from 12-1 p.m. in the Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 745 Bannatyne Ave.

Wyatt presents across the United States and internationally on leadership, safety culture, professionalism, patient experience and health equity. He was part of the team at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that developed a framework and a workshop on dismantling institutional racism to achieve health equity.

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