Are you curious about the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down the consideration of race in college admissions? Wondering how this decision will impact diversity, inclusion, and representation in the healthcare and health services research workforce? Join us for this webinar hosted in partnership with the Weitzman Institute. This engaging session will provide an overview of the ruling and its implications beyond admissions, shedding light on the potential effects on underrepresented groups, strategies and alternatives for maintaining diversity, and the role of employers in promoting inclusion.  

The conversation covered several pressing, timely questions including: 

  1. How will the elimination of race-conscious admissions policies impact the recruitment and retention of racially/ethnically minoritized groups in health profession graduate programs, and the future workforce?  

  1. What strategies and alternatives can institutions and employers adopt to maintain diversity and inclusion in the absence of race-conscious admissions policies? 

  1. With Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) efforts being undermined at the local, state, and national levels, what actions can individuals take to inform themselves and then advocate for better policy-making? 

By addressing these topics and engaging in insightful discussions, the webinar provided attendees with a deeper understanding of the consequences of the ruling, while exploring ways to maintain diversity and foster inclusion in college admissions and the broader workforce.  

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In support of improving patient care, this activity was planned and implemented by AcademyHealth and Moses/Weitzman Health System and its Weitzman Institute and is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Additional CE credits are available for dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants/associates, psychologists, registered dietitians, and social workers.


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April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Vice President and Director - Weitzman Institute Senior Scholar - AcademyHealth

Dr. April Joy Damian is a psychiatric epidemiologist, health services researcher, and classically trained public health professional with expertise in health equity, social determinants of health, and mixed methods. She is currently a senior scholar at AcademyHealth. Read Bio


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Keshia Pollack Porter, Ph.D., MPH

Director, HPRS Chair - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH is, in addition to directing the Health Policy Research Scholars program, is the Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management and a Bloomberg Centennial Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Kameron Leigh Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP

Chief Health Officer - Cityblock Health

Dr. Kameron Leigh Matthews is the Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health, a transformative, value-based healthcare provider integrating medical, behavioral, and social services for Medicaid and dually eligible and low-income Medicare beneficiaries. Read Bio

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Edwin Lindo, JD

Assistant Dean and Associate Teaching Professor - University of Washington

Professor Lindo has embarked on the journey to ask and explore the hard questions of Race & Racism within the institutions of Medicine and Law. Professor Lindo brings the interdisciplinary study of Critical Race Theory, Lat Crit, and others to Medicine and Law so we can better learn how Racism detrimentally affects our health, our learning, our teaching, and justice. Read Bio