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
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.