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NAEMSP to host free discussion on race and health disparities in EMS

The town hall is the first part of a series of events about diversity, equity and inclusion


NAEMSP is launching a series of discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion.

By Leila Merrill

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — The National Association of EMS Physicians is launching a series of discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion in EMS with a free town hall session Wednesday titled “Building the Foundation to Discuss Race and Health Disparities in EMS.”

The panelists include NAEMSP’s Diversity in EMS Task Force Chair, Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, MD, MPH; and vice chair, Rickquel Tripp, MD, MPH. NAEMSP President Dr. Michael Levy will serve as moderator.

The objectives include:

  • To build knowledge of what systemic racism is and related terms
  • To identify ways bias affects EMS care
  • To learn about one’s own implicit bias and how to start the conversation with others
  • To review the birth of EMS from Freedom House and the implications of racism

The talk begins at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, Wednesday, December 1.

Register for the Zoom meeting here.