Juneteenth and Its Significance (requires an email address to view)

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, but only recently became recognized as a federal holiday. Learn its importance and how to create an inclusive, safe space for our patients and teams, plus realize how current health inequities are linked to the history of slavery.

Oyinkansola Okubanjo, MD,
Medical Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Medical Group - Advocate Health Midwest Region
Residency Director, Social Simulation and Projects in Emergency Department, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Residency Program Core Clinical Teaching Faculty, Emergency Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Diana Bottari, DO
MEDtalks Activity Director; Medical Director, Controlled Substance Monitoring; Lead Physician, Opioid Mitigation Strategies, Advocate Health Midwest Region 

At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the history of Juneteenth
  • Recognize the importance of celebrating Juneteenth
  • Explore ways to celebrate as individuals as well as within departments
  • Discuss several health care disparities in the modern-day health care system
Session date: 
06/06/2023 - 12:00pm CDT
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit

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