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The Alliance Advancement Series
Improving Access to Transplant Care for Communities of Color

Presented on: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Reducing health disparities to improve life-saving donations and advance organ transplantation is a critical step in advancing equity within healthcare. Over the course of this discussion, we will explore the hidden barriers that exist in the transplant evaluation process that prevents communities of color from receiving access to appropriate medical care and transplantation. Our panelists will explore effective measures that transplant programs can take to increase the rate of transplants for racially diverse patients and improve healthcare equity.

  • Outline the existing hidden barriers that prevent communities of color from receiving medical care and access to transplantation.
  • List strategies to improve access and outcomes for historically marginalized patients.
  • Identify effective practices that transplant programs can implement to improve the transplant rate within communities of color.
  • Describe the ongoing effects of COVID and the subsequent impact the pandemic has had on the socio-economic status of racially diverse patients and their access to healthcare.
Erin Paquette
Erin D. Paquette
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Winfred Williams
NDMS 2021 Speaker, Speaker
Winfred Williams, Jr.
Associate Chief of Nephrology; Founding Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Massachusetts General Hospital

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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