We continue to focus on building health center leadership capacity to insure CHCs as indispensable leaders in comprehensive and equitable primary care in Oregon. This past year has been unprecedented – FQHC leaders are dealing with two large pandemics simultaneously: COVID-19 and Racial Justice. At our spring plenary, OPCA will unveil our new COVID-19 race and ethnicity dashboard project and kick off a conversation about improving health equity in Oregon using racial justice frameworks. Our Guest Speaker, Dr. Juan Jaime de Zengotita is the Medical Director at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center and a Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Instructor. Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center is an FQHC leader in racial justice work through their commitment to addressing the root causes of disadvantages for people of color by hosting trainings on racial justice frameworks and health promotion work centered on racial healing and reconciliation for youth.
COVID-19 data exposes the inequities within health care, a problem rooted in racism. This year’s focus is a call to action – how do we achieve equity in health? How can we, the health centers, narrow racial health disparities?
Guest Speaker, Dr. Juan Jaime de Zengotita, Medical Director, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. De Zengotita is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and is affiliated with medical facilities Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The following FQHC peer groups are invited to attend:
Behavioral Health Leaders
CHW Integration Group