AURORA, Colorado (CBS4) – According to the Institute of Medicine, racial and ethnic minorities often receive worse care than non-minority patients. The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence organized a health equity simulation through cultural sensitivity simulation for future healthcare providers on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

(Credit: CU School of Medicine – CAPE)

University of Colorado Medical School residents learned about the impact of diversity on health equity.

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“The history of this country has created inequalities for some health groups. In order to improve it, we need to identify these prejudices, identify areas where there is systemic racism and institutionalized racism, and combat them, “said Dr. Jackie Ward-Gaines, director of diversity, justice and inclusion at UC Emergency Medicine.

Wednesday’s simulation was designed to help residents better understand health equity, consider the social determinants of patient health, and reflect on their own cultural sensitivities.

(Credit: CU School of Medicine – CAPE)

The residents were housed with eight patients …

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