Social Medicine Consortium Third Annual Conference, Sharing Strategies for Health Equity
April 28, 2018 • Red Rock Event Center, Churchrock, New Mexico
Health professionals, students, health advocates, and others interested in promoting health equity are invited to join the Social Medicine Consortium's annual conference. Sessions will focus on the ways in which we can organize and take action within our local communities to impact the structural and social determinants of health that promote illness and inequity across the US and around the world.
Town-hall style presentations | Breakout groups | Discussions
Local and international leaders in global health and community organizing:
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD
Marshall Ganz, PhD
Chip Thomas, MD
Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD
The Social Medicine Consortium is rooted in the belief that inequity kills, and that together we can achieve health equity by constructing systems that demand justice, recognizing our global interconnectedness, and supporting the next generation of health professionals.
We are committed to engaging in humble relationships that recognize our limitations and privileges, acknowledging pervasive historical injustices and pursuing collective liberation through shared struggle. Join us to unpack what this means for all of us, both as a consortium and in our personal and professional lives.
- Recognize the specific ways that economic systems, colonization, and racism create and reproduce health inequities in local settings throughout the world;
- Critically examine personal and professional participation in creating, reproducing, and challenging these root causes of health inequities;
- Describe examples from Navajo Nation that demonstrate the connection between historical injustice and health as well as examples of their resistance and community organizing that foster health;
- Identify examples of tools being used in the practice of social medicine, develop the skills necessary for practice amongst participants, and deepen the strategic partnerships around curriculum development and transformative social medicine education;
- Explain the aim and actions of the Campaign Against Racism as a constructive strategy to build health equity and identify ways to be involved;
- Establish SMC chapters in their local settings with clear goals and direct actions for the next year;
- Explore concepts of environmental justice and its intersection with health through the experiences of local leaders.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and EqualHealth. RMCHCS is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Statement: RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Housing: A special rate of $70.00 + tax is available at the Gallup, NM Comfort Suites. To claim this rate, please call Ken Priege (505-863-3445) or the front desk (505-863-3445) and ask for the COPE rate.
If your organization is interested in learning more about becoming a sponsor, please contact Casey Fox (email@example.com)