Live Webinar on October 15, 2021 at 10am PST. Recording to follow.
Racial and ethnic health disparities have been well documented in diabetes treatments and outcomes. It remains controversial whether or not these disparities result from differences in socioeconomic factors or other factors like institutionalized racism. We need health equity in diabetes care for a number of reasons. People of color and other marginalized groups don't access diabetes education and support at the rates of non-Hispanic whites and are often not aware of different diabetes treatment options available to them. They don't utilize diabetes technology at the rates of non-Hispanic white, they are not represented in clinical trials and research studies, and there is a serious lack of representation of healthcare providers and diabetes educators of color. In this presentation, Quisha will share how the new non-profit organization Diversity in Diabetes is proactively approaching diversity in the diabetes space and working to advance health equity in diabetes care and management.
The Health Equity Webinar Series is a free online webinar series designed to showcase dynamic work being accomplished to enhance health equity opportunities. This series discusses different innovative implementations, strategies, best practices, success stories, and experiences impacting health equity in communities served with public health professionals around the nation.
Health Equity Webinars are hosted live on the third Friday of each month at 10am PST.
To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All Health Equity sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.
Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the unique diabetes-related challenges people of color experience.
- Describe different approaches to advance health equity in diabetes care and management.
- Public health professionals
- Community members
Duration: ~ 1 hour
Continuing Education: N/A
Speakers: Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI
Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI
Quisha Umemba is a Bachelors prepared Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Lifestyle Coach, and a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor. She also holds a certificate in Health Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. As a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Quisha consults with community organizations, social service agencies, government agencies, and healthcare systems to help them prevent and manage diabetes, prediabetes, and associated chronic diseases in their client populations.
Having had gestational diabetes, and now living with prediabetes, Quisha’s passion for helping individuals impacted by chronic disease stems from both a patient and provider perspective.
An advocate for health equity; her life’s mission is to empower, educate, and promote optimal health and wellness for all. To this effort, she founded Umemba Health, LLC; a consulting agency devoted to the education and training of the healthcare and public health workforce.
Quisha is the Co-Founder and President of Diversity in Diabetes, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness and providing solutions to end health disparities and the lack of representation in the diabetes space.
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