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Addressing Cultural Competency to Provide Quality Healthcare

Date: Monday, May 24

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presented by: Elana McDonald, MD
Learning Objectives: 
  • Recognize the cultural barriers that may affect physicians’ ability to provide quality healthcare.
  • Recognize the history behind the African-American community distrust of the medical establishment and its impact on vaccine hesitancy and acknowledge it.
  • Discuss vaccination strategies to help improve the COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and improve the vaccination rate.
  • Recognize current implicit and explicit bias and its impact on delivering quality healthcare.
Dr. McDonald is affiliated with multiple practices in the Philadelphia area. She and her twin sister focus on health care disparities and ways to decrease those disparities through culturally competent messaging.

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