NICHQ Webinar

Pursuing Health Equity: Start Where You Are

A Conversation About Individual Implicit Bias

This is the first webinar in a series on health equity.

All children deserve an equal chance to grow and thrive, but too often, obstacles to health, such as poverty, access to quality education and healthcare, discrimination, and personal bias get in the way.

Addressing the persistent inequities in our health systems will take the concerted efforts of many individuals—public health professionals, nurses, clinicians, policy makers, community advocates, and families, among others. Because, while health disparities are rooted in the structures of our systems, change begins with each one of us.

This is why NICHQ is launching a series of webinars to support individuals who are pursuing equity within the health system. If you have ever felt overwhelmed on where to begin with tackling such a complex subject, we invite you to register for our first webinar and join us in what will be an ongoing conversation.

Specifically, this webinar will provide

  • An overview of health equity and implicit bias, and their impact on children's health
  • A modeling exercise to explore how to recognize and address individual implicit bias
  • Resources and guidance to help attendees continue this journey after the webinar

When: This webinar has past. View the recording here


Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, NICHQ Project Director: Scott has spent the past 30 years designing and implementing programs to address health disparities in under-resourced communities. In 2016, she founded the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, an organization with a mission to empower the world’s communities to achieve equity in infant survival. She now co-directs the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network

Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA, NICHQ Chief Health Officer. Prior to joining NICHQ as Chief Health Officer, Coté worked for the Indian Health Services (IHS) as the clinical director for the Micmac Service Unit, where she earned national recognition from IHS for reducing opioid prescribing by 70 percent and tripling the number of patients treated for substance abuse. Coté has also led health initiatives in France, Haiti, India and Iraq with a focus on improving health equity for marginalized communities. In 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama as a White House Fellow where she served the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.