Children's HealthWatch's virtual town hall: Barriers To Health Care and Equity for Children and Families During COVID-19
Due to the pandemic, millions have lost their jobs and subsequently their health care coverage at a time when access to comprehensive, quality health care services is critically important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, and reducing unnecessary disability and premature death.
Come learn in Children's HealthWatch's virtual town hall on Thursday, October 15 from noon - 1:15 p.m. about the barriers and special challenges to health care access for BIPOC and immigrant communities in the context of COVID-19, and what key policy changes and actions we must take now to create health and racial equity in the health care system for all children and families. This is part of our year long series on equity, why it matters, and what a truly equitable society would look like.
Please register here.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
Webinar: The Science Behind Sleep and Anxiety
Are you struggling with your sleep, worrying a little more, or feeling anxious, especially during these difficult times? If so, you are not alone. We've heard a lot about how to safeguard our physical health (washing our hands, social distancing, etc.), but there has been little evidence-based advice on how to protect our mental health.
In this webinar on Tuesday, October 20, from 1 - 2 p.m., you will not only learn how sleep and worry/anxiety are highly related (and vastly overlapping), but the practical tools and evidence-based techniques to help cope effectively during uncertain times. We will also provide a brief overview of Sleepio and Daylight, two digital programs available at BMC, for those who need further support.
Register for the webinar here.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00pm
Why Pronouns Matter: A Virtual Discussion with Dr. Carl Streed
Please join BU Graduate Medical Sciences on Wednesday, October 21, from 4 – 5 p.m. as GMS celebrates International Pronouns Day.
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. We will host a virtual discussion on “Why Pronouns Matter” with Dr. Carl Streed, Assistant Professor of Medicine at BUSM and Research Lead for the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center.
Click here to RSVP.
BU Graduate Medical Sciences
Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
Information Blocking Info Session
Join Chief Medical Information Officer, Rebecca Mishuris, MD and the patient experience coaches to learn more about CMS new Information Blocking regulation and have an opportunity to ask questions on:
- Thursday, October 22, Noon - 1 p.m. (Zoom link)
- Thursday, October 29, 4 - 5 p.m. (Zoom link)
Join BMC in Honoring Gloria and Emilio Estefan at Fall Fête
Join us in honoring special guests and Cuban refugees Gloria and Emilio Estefan at this year’s virtual Fall Fête on Thursday, October 29 at 6 p.m. The annual event raises funds for essential services for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers in our community. Be our guest for a fun-filled night to celebrate the courage of our newest neighbors who are receiving care and support at BMC. For more information, visit our website or email [email protected].
Special Events Assistant
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
Discussion with Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Please join us for a conversation with Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, moderated by Dr. Thea James, on Thursday, November 5, from noon - 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.
She is a former president of the American Public Health Association and was the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Rollins School of Public Health and served as a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Her allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a National Campaign Against Racism.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:00pm
RSVP for 4th annual Mobile & Electronic Health Symposium
"Challenges in Developing Online Learning Algorithms to Dynamically Personalize Mobile Health Interventions"
Susan Murphy, PhD, Professor of Statistics, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
“Making Digital Mental Health Work in the Real World”
David C. Mohr, PhD, Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs), Northwestern University
Following the Keynote talks, an Industry Panel will be participating in discussion and Q&A. Click here to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.
Medicine / IBRO ECIBR
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
Children's HealthWatch's 3rd Annual Virtual Fall Celebration With Keynote Speech by Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Join Children's HealthWatch's 3rd Annual Virtual Fall Celebration on Monday, November 16th, from 7-8 p.m. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who represents the 7th District of Massachusetts, will give the keynote speech and will be presented with this year's Children's HealthWatch Champion Award.
This year's celebration, Wealth Equity is Health Equity: Improving Child and Family Health through Income Supports, will focus on the importance of income supports and asset building that help financially stabilize families and address racial income disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 7:00pm