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Community Engagement & Health Equity Speaker Series: Advancing Health Equity Through Partnerships During a Pandemic

Location: Zoom

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Grace Schrobilgen

About the Event

In this installment of Community Engagement and Health Equity Speaker Series, Al Richmond, MSW, presents “Advancing Health Equity Through Partnerships During a Pandemic.”

At the core of the COVID-19 pandemic is a stark truth that health inequities, often dismissed and forgotten, are realities that drive poor health outcomes for many. As such, increased attention has been given to community-centric approaches that center partnerships with community-based organizations. Richmond will share his work with federal, state and local agencies that have launched a coordinated response to the pandemic that centers authentic community engagement. The presentation will also highlight principles of community engagement developed by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.

Richmond is the executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, where he advances the organization’s commitment to social justice and health equity. He is a global thought leader advocating for the increased role of communities in research and public health.

For more information about the event, email Grace Schrobilgen.

Register to attend.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Explore the importance of community partnerships in addressing COVID-19.
  • Describe guiding principles for authentic partnerships.

Target Audience

  • Clinicians, public health professionals, community leaders, researchers, educators, medical students and representatives from community-based organizations


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • IOM: Work with interdisciplinary Teams; Use Evidence-based Practice; Apply QI
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice; Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Richmond, speaker for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Carmen Valdez, Grace Schrobilgen, Phillip Schnarrs, Tracee Hall, Nicholas Phelps, Aliza Norwood and Ricardo Garay, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.