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Health Equity Summer Research Summit (May 16, 2023)


2023 Health Equity Research Summit


Baylor College of Medicine's sixth annual 2023 Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research (COE) Summer Research Summit was held Tuesday, May 16, 2023. The conference theme was Achieving Environmental Justice: Removing Systemic Barriers and Disparities in Healthcare.

The 2023 Summit was offered via the Whova virtual conference platform

This conference is open to physicians and other healthcare professionals (including academic and private practice physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, etc.), residents and postdoctoral fellows, biomedical scientists, public health and other government officials, students (including undergraduate and high school students), healthcare system leaders and administrators, not-for-profit organizations and community members nationwide who are committed to workforce diversity in the health and biomedical sciences and bringing quality healthcare to underserved and under-represented populations in the United States.


Learning Objectives and Target Audience


Program Overview

The summit will address current health equity research, training, clinical care, and outreach initiatives and offer an opportunity for connecting with allies and partners working the field of health equity to reduce health disparities.

Target Audience

This program is intended for both Baylor College of Medicine and external audiences interested in advancing health equity and diversity and inclusion in healthcare including healthcare providers and trainees, biomedical scientists, social workers, nurses, individuals involved in talent acquisition and development such as hiring managers (HR professionals), supervisors, college and hospital affiliate leadership and administrators, and diversity and inclusion practitioners.


At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the effects of socioeconomic factors, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other patient characteristics on health inequities
  • Summarize policies and practices that have been shown to contribute to inclusive workplace environments, and enhance recruitment, advancement and retention of underrepresented minorities in the healthcare workforce
  • Identify best clinical practices, methods and strategies when treating patients with the intent to increase health equity in local communities

Educational Methods

Lecture, Case Study, and Panel Discussion


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentations, Achieving Health Equity through Health and Environmental Justice; Advancing Environmental Justice for Public and Planetary Health; Understanding Environmental Inequities and Their Impacts for Health Equity and Healthcare; Environmental (In)Justice: Does my zip code really determine my health status?; Expanding the Blueprint: Educating student clinicians for today's climate challenges have been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 5.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Social Work
Baylor College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 5.00 continuing education units.

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.