Bay Area Health Equity Speaker Series, May 18 - June 15, 2021

 Event Date

May 18, 2021 - June 15, 2021

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

May 18 - June 15, 2021 | Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 PM

FREE to attend

A program developed in collaboration with the Bay Area Medical Societies and the Ethnic Health Institute (EHI)


May 18 - Linkage Between Social Inequity and Health Disparities
May 25 - Health Equity in Our Own Backyard 
June 1 - Community Resilience Case Study: Physician Leaders of the African American Response Circle (AARC) 
June 8 - A Systems Approach Case Study: The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) 
June 15 - Leadership in Action Case Study: Kedran Community Health Center & True Vine Ministries Vaccine Clinic

Keynote Speakers

May 18 - Linkage Between Social Inequity and Health Disparities 

Keynote Speaker: Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, President & CEO, Healthbegins

Dr. Manchandra has spent more than a decade developing novel strategies to improve health in resource-poor communities. In this presentation, he examines the connections among socioeconomic factors, systemic inequality, and health disparities. Socioeconomic factors that may not seem directly related to health outcomes are in fact closely related through systems that promote unequal treatment and thus lead to disparate outcomes. 

May 25 - Health Equity in Our Own Backyard

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities, The California Endowment

Dr. Iton oversees a 10-year, $1 billion initiative to improve the health status of low-income Californians. In this presentation, he will give a local view of how the relationship between systemic inequality and health outcomes impacts patients in our community. Data will be presented that show the effects of the widening wealth gap in the Bay Area and of the unequal distribution of resources on the health outcomes of specific demographics. 

Panel Discussions

June 1 - Community Resilience Case Study: Physician Leaders of the African American Response Circle (AARC)

This panel will discuss the political, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that led to exacerbations of health disparities in the African American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will identify leveraging points that can help mobilize resources for supporting community resilience. Additionally, they will describe the critical ingredients for a successful community-based alliance that bridges healthcare delivery with other sectors such as public health, educational, and religious institutions. 

June 8 - A Systems Approach Case Study: The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG)

TPMG is taking a strategic approach to health equity that includes a focus on People, Patients, and Community. We will hear how TPMG is approaching health equity and dive into some of the specific areas and initiatives that are underway to move the dial towards equity. Participants will understand some of the elements and considerations that go into a systems approach to health equity. 

June 15 - Leadership in Action Case Study: Kedran Community Health Center

Learn how a South Los Angeles health center became a model of success for vaccine distribution. This panel will examine the contributions from a community organization, specifically, the partnerships created to remove barriers to getting vaccines to underserved communities. Their story shows the positive and uplifting atmosphere they spread to be part of the solution during the pandemic.

For questions, please contact Jenn Mullins, ACCMA Education and Event Associate at or 510-654-5383.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Medical Society Member $0.00
Non Members $0.00

Available Functions


Speaker Organization Sessions


Location Information

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