Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Sage Aging Podcast Episode 63

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Healthcare

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I); How can three little words have such a big impact? Undoubtedly, you’ve been hearing a lot of discussion on this topic. That’s because it affects so many areas of our society. Not the least of which is healthcare. Delivering healthcare equitably and conducting research in a way that represents diverse communities is vital. What does that mean? As it relates to communities, it means that all have access to the best possible care regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, physical disability, and socioeconomic level.

This Episode of Sage Aging

Keith Gibson of the Alzheimer’s Association joined me for this episode of the Sage Aging podcast. Keith is the Director of DE&I for the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida. But Keith has a personal connection to Alzheimer’s Disease too. A former caregiver for his brother, Keith has experienced many of the things he so passionately advocates for. By the way, if you haven’t yet, check out our new Family Caregiving Guide. It’s a great compilation of articles and videos to support and educate family caregivers.

You can listen to episode 63 of Sage Aging by clicking the player above. You can find the transcript at the bottom of this page.

What We Covered

We covered a lot of ground in this conversation, but here are the key points we covered:

  • What do diversity, equity, and inclusion mean in terms of healthcare?
  • Why is DE&I important in terms of families of all races, gender identities, and backgrouds?
  • Why is DE&I important in terms of research?
  • What are some of the initiatives/partnerships being implemented?
  • What initiatives affect families who are navigating Alzheimer’s and dementia right now?
  • Why should families dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s connect with the Alz Association and what help is available?

Links We Mentioned

Transcript

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Liz Craven
Author: Liz Craven

Liz Craven, along with her husband Wes, owns Pro-Ad Media, publisher of Sage Aging ElderCare Guide, serving the local community for over 28 years. Liz lives in Lakeland and is very active in the local community, specifically in the area of aging. Liz serves on a number of local boards and committees including the Lakeland Vision and Age Friendly Lakeland.