Maryland Patient Safety Center

Health Equity


B.I.R.T.H. Equity Maryland: Breaking Inequality Reimagining Transformative Healthcare

With the leadership and support of an advisory group comprised of local experts in the fields of maternal health, emergency medicine, family practice, racial bias and health care inequities, the Maryland Patient Safety Center and the Maryland Hospital Association have reviewed, collected, and created educational tools for non-obstetric providers to address the substantial disparity in maternal morbidity rate for black mothers in Maryland.  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Communities of Color

Members of Black and Latinx communities are significantly less likely to consent to vaccination, despite being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. During this webinar, Dr. Rochester provided an overview of systemic racism and bias in healthcare and how these contribute to medical mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in Black and brown communities. She reviewed existing survey data regarding vaccine wariness and shared additional insight gained through in-depth conversations with community representatives. Participants were introduced to strategies for addressing and mitigating vaccine hesitancy in their workforce and in the broader community.

Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color:  How we got here and the path forward

January 21, 2021 Webinar Recording (Passcode J7e4bR.c)
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Strategies to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Among Healthcare Workers of Color

February 4, 2021 Webinar Recording (Passcode s6e*9ZaX)
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Strategies to Improve Vaccine Acceptance In Communities of Color: The value of partnership

March 18, 2021 Webinar Recording (Passcode .aLVp5^u)
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Strategies to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Among Long Term Care Workers of Color

June 15, 2021 Webinar Recording (Passcode guX3%GL+)
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