On Aug. 6, ASCENT held a live webinar titled "Bias and Racism in Our Society and Our Practice Settings: How to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive" featuring speakers David J. Brown, MD, Keith A. Chadwick, MD, and Noriko Yoshikawa, MD.
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have brought to light the problem of racism in this country. These tragic murders are, at once, both unfathomable and yet so familiar. This has led many people to wonder how we got here, and how we can become part of the solution. While this would be a lifetime of work that cannot be captured in a single webinar, we provide viewers with an overview of the underlying problems of implicit bias and systemic racism, and how these things could be manifesting in your office/practice. We also explore actionable steps to help combat racism.