DOH offers listening sessions to learn of health inequity experiences

The Department of Health encourages individuals and communities who have experienced health inequities or racism in the health care system to join us for one of our upcoming Health Equity Listening Sessions. Advocacy groups and health care professional associations are also invited. We’d like your help in sharing these sessions with your communities.

The listening sessions are an effort to learn how people are harmed due to inequities in the health care system. Information we gather from listening sessions will be used in future rule workshops. Individuals, communities, and health care workers will work together to create rules for health equity continuing education. Health care professionals must complete trainings in health equity as required by Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5229. (Additional information on Health Equity and SB5229.)

Upcoming Session Dates (Zoom webinars)

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 5-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022, 10-11 a.m.

Session details

  • Zoom Webinar Listening Session link (Passcode: 642796)
  • Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
    • Webinar ID: 881 6814 9661
    • Passcode: 642796

If you’re unable to attend one of the webinars, you can email written comments about past and current experiences with health inequities to healthequityimplementation@doh.wa.gov, and contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments.