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Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency

A health equity podcast that gets to the point

We’re proud to present Off the Charts: Examining the Health Equity Emergency. This diversity and inclusion podcast asks candid questions about what equity means for health care. Join hosts Kari Haley, MD, and Steven Jackson, MD – plus leading guest experts – as they:

  • Dig into social determinants of health
  • Examine the past, present and future impact of disparities within health care
  • Talk about ways to help yourself, friends and neighbors take action, create change and find better health

Through open dialogue and conversations, we’re helping expand the definition of healthy communities.

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The LGBTQ+ Colleague Resource Group at HealthPartners created a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ colleagues through building relationships, offering professional development opportunities and acting as a resource for businesses. Katie Paro, a resource group leader and the specialty and operations manager at our Burnsville clinic, shares the CRG’s vision, how it engages with colleagues and stories from her own experience and journey.

Microaggressions, the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle), offensive comments or actions directed at a member of a marginalized group that reinforce stereotypes, come in many forms. Registered nurses Annalise George and Tina Santos and emergency room technician Jenny Sloan share their experiences dealing with and responding to microaggressions as well as the impact they can have on individuals and workplaces.

Kari Haley, MD, is an emergency medicine doctor at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. She’s also an assistant medical director for Regions EMS. A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, Dr. Haley believes better health care for everyone is only possible when all patients see themselves represented, heard and affirmed.

Steven Jackson, MD, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor – and the medical director of patient experience – at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Committed to ensuring every patient receives the care they need, Dr. Jackson believes cultural humility and a shared curiosity about our differences are key to building stronger communities.

More about equity, inclusion and anti-racism at HealthPartners

Being welcome, included and valued is a basic human need and essential to health and well-being. It’s why eliminating inequities is key to building healthy communities.