Improving Patient Health Outcomes & Experience: Integrating Health Equity with Practice

In 2016, Rush changed its mission to “improve health” and subsequently adopted an anchor mission strategy, and health equity as a pillar of the organization. Drawing on Rush’s expertise working to improve the health of those we serve, in this discussion-based session, participants will consider and discuss historical and current events that impact the concept of health equity - especially in the urban setting. In addition to defining the concepts of health equity, health disparities, and social/structural determinants of health, we will examine our own practices and discuss the importance of establishing clinical and nonclinical “norms” to incorporate equity concepts in our day to day work. Finally, participants will engage in ways to reframe their own ideas around equity and use their knowledge to inspire change in their own communities.

Half of all profits from this course will be invested directly into Rush’s efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve on the West Side of Chicago. For more details on these programs, please visit Rush’s community engagement website.

Participants earn up to 1.0 CME/CNE/CE credit. Available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, Continuing Nursing Education and Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Taught by:

Christopher Nolan, MPA, System Manager of Community Health and Benefits
2018-2019 Distinguished Practitioner Faculty Award, Rush University Department of Health Systems Management
2016-2017 Outstanding Teacher, Practitioner, Scholar Award, R
ush University Department of Health Systems Management
2019 Recipient of  Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award 

Shweta Ubhayakar, MS, MBBS, Manager, Community Anchor Mission and Instructors, Rush University
2017-2018 Distinguished Practitioner Faculty Award, Rush University Department of Health Systems Management


Monday, October 21, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Box lunch included.


Armour Academic Center, 600 S. Paulina Street



Course is available for groups of 10 or more.

Rush System Employees: $55 per person*
All others: $67 per person
*Education Enhancement Funds available (formerly known as LEAP)

Customizable content available for groups of 15 or more


Here’s what your colleagues had to say about the program:

The presentation was awesome, and the information needs to be shared with every facet of the organization from HR to clinicians.”

“Very beneficial! This allowed me to better understand how to apply health equity and SDOH knowledge. Thank you!”

“Informative, engaging, potential to transform practice.”


For more details, or to request a session, contact Katie Oczkowski at (312) 942-6907 or

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for (1) Continuing Education credit(s).