Originally Hosted on Friday, February 25: 2-3 p.m. ET

One step to achieving health equity is to ensure that healthcare delivery and programs are informed by the perspectives of a diverse workforce – especially members of our communities who are most impacted by health disparities. Yet, many people of color continue to be challenged by the institutional racism that is deeply imbedded in work culture and norms. This can leave healthcare workers feeling emotionally exhausted, tokenized, and excluded from decision-making.

In this webinar, participants will see preliminary results from a survey led by Pfizer assessing the impact of racism on healthcare workers and the patients they serve. Additionally, panelists will discuss strategies to establish more equitable and inclusionary workplaces and how this benefits everyone.

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  • Niesha Foster, MBA, Vice President, Product Access, Global Health & Social Impact, Pfizer Inc.
  • Dr. Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, President, National Black Nurses Association
  • Rachel Cheeks-Givan, MBA, CDP, Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Pfizer Inc.


  • Sabrina Edgington, MSSW, Senior Director, JEDI Initiatives, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Learn More about Building Inclusive Organizations and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

It is crucial for health centers to take active steps to develop more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces and adopt anti-racist practices. To help address this, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s STAR² Center hosted a free webinar series highlighting strategies for Building an Inclusive Organization from May 18-20, 2021. View webinars in this series.