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The YWCA of Northwest Ohio and Healthy Lucas County began presenting a series of lunch & learns focusing on health equity in 2020. Below are recordings of these lunch & learns.

“COVID Health Inequities: Barriers To Access To Healthcare For People With Disabilities During COVID” featuring Katie Hunt Thomas, Disability Rights Attorney, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo.

“Why Black Babies Are Dying” featuring a screening of TOXIC: A Black Woman’s Story, which could not be recorded for licensing reasons, and a panel discussion.

“Moving From Theory to Action: Three Equity Initiatives to Get Involved In” featuring Greg Braylock Jr., ProMedica’s Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer; Kate Sommerfeld, ProMedica’s President of Social Determinants of Health Institute and Vice President of Community Relations; and John Johns, President of HOPE Toledo.

“Strategically Addressing Racial Injustice and Health Disparities” featuring Nathan Ziegler, PhD, Vice President of Culture and Inclusion at Bon Secours Mercy Health.

“#BlackStressMatters​: Understanding & Responding To Toxic Stress Through Trauma Informed Care” featuring Elijah Jones, MSW, LISW-S, Certified Diversity Professional and Manager of Treatment Services at the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County.

“Eliminating Racism” featuring Dr. Pamela Oatis, a Mercy Health pediatrician.

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