Health Equity Rounds

Health Equity Rounds is a longitudinal, case-based conference series and curriculum built on the belief that medical education has the power to improve health equity. Health Equity Rounds was started in 2016 when the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center recognized that few curricula existed to engage individuals as learners rather than teachers of topics including structural racism and implicit bias.

In 2021, Ande Asnes, MD, MSW, Yale School of Medicine, presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds. Her presentation, Disparities and Bias in the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse, kick-started Health Equity Rounds in the Department of Pediatrics.

Join Us!

Health Equity Rounds is open to faculty, staff, trainees, researchers, and other health care providers from various disciplines, roles, and levels of training. Because Health Equity Rounds occurs during our weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds, these sessions are also open to individuals outside of the Department of Pediatrics.

Save the date: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Health Equity Rounds Framework

In the Department of Pediatrics, we hold annual HER case-conferences grounded by an adapted framework established by the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. Learn more about this framework below.

Clinical Case

At the core of each of our conferences lies a local clinical case in which discrimination or bias played a role. This helps frame health (in)equity as a local issue instead of an abstract concept.

Historical Context

Presentations are rooted in relevant historical context to provide audiences with the foundational knowledge to understand why and how modern practices can lead to health inequities.

Evidence-based Tools

Each session utilizes evidence-based tools such as individuation, personal reflection, and perspective-taking to combat the impact of implicit bias on clinical practice.

Catch Up On Past Health Equity Rounds