Diversity, inclusion and racial disparities
Elizabeth Ferucci, MD, MPH
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Anchorage, AK, United States
Disclosure(s): No financial relationships to disclose
Indigenous populations experience a high burden of rheumatic disease, often with more severe disease and poorer outcomes than in other populations. These health disparities have been described in many studies. However, there is a need to move beyond describing disparities to developing strategies and interventions to address inequities. Community engagement in research is critical to ensure that the research and any proposed interventions are culturally relevant and acceptable. This session will provide an overview of health disparities in indigenous populations in different countries, discuss community engagement in research, and provide recommendations for improving outcomes in rheumatic diseases in indigenous populations. Specific examples will be provided from different community contexts.
Speaker: Cheryl Barnabe, MD, FRCPC, MSc – University of Calgary
Virtual Speaker: Leanne Te Karu, PharmD – University of Auckland