You are invited to take part in the third year of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) Health Equity & Social Justice Discussion Club.
The club is a safe and respectful virtual space to discuss important literature, media, and current events on topics of social justice and health equity – all from the comfort of your home or office. Guided conversations provide unique opportunities for insightful reflection and open minded sharing with your peers. Sessions will take place via Zoom under the guidance of a physician moderator. Registration is free and open to all OAFP members as a benefit of membership.
The Health Equity & Social Justice Discussion Club will alternate between traditional books and a curated collection of virtual content. You do not have to read the entire book or all of the virtual content to participate! All points of view are welcomed and respected.
We will kick-off 2022 with our first discussion on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. on the book Mending Our Union: Healing Our Communities Through Courageous Conversations with moderator Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP.
About the Book
Every four years in America, presidential candidates make grand promises to heal the divisions that threaten to tear our country apart. Yet the divisions persist-and deepen. How can this be? The answer is clear. Our government is a reflection of ourselves; it would not be divided if we-the people-were not so polarized.
In response to this toxic culture of division, J. Christopher Collins, author of Mending Our Union: Healing Our Communities Through Courageous Conversations, founded the Different Together Project at the legendary Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Collins has created opportunities for courageous conversations among people who don’t share the same views about politics, religion, or race. And it’s making a difference.
In this book, based on real-world experience from the frontlines of the domestic peacebuilding movement, Mr. Collins equips the reader with tools to face our differences head-on, persevere through discomfort, and embrace the peace and joy that results from doing this critical work.
- Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Curated Virtual Content: “How to Talk to Your Family Medicine Peers About Race: What are Microaggressions?”
Moderator: Wayne Forde, MD, FAAFP
- Third Week of May 2022 – TBD
Book: A Doctor’s Dozen: Twelve Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness
Moderator: Jaividhya Dasarathy, MD, FAAFP
- Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Curated Virtual Content: “Providing Compassionate Care to Survivors of Domestic Violence”
Moderator: Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP
- Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Book: Canary in the Coal Mine: A Forgotten Rural Community: A Hidden Epidemic, and a Lone Doctor Battling for the Life, Health and Soul of the People
Moderator: Roxanne Cech, MD, FAAFP
- Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Curated Virtual Content: “Health Equity for Marginalized Populations Struggling with Homelessness, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Disorder”
Moderator: Dana Vallangeon, MD
Members participating in the Health Equity & Social Justice Discussion Club can submit a Continuing Medical Education (CME) Reporting Form to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) member resource center to claim CME credit as a professional enrichment activity. Credit may be claimed, commensurate with participation, for partaking in other medical educational experiences and activities, such as informal self-learning activities. These activities may or may not be documented, and are not certified by the AAFP, the American Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association, but are of a nature of professional enrichment to the family physician.
If you have questions, please contact Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, or call 614.914.5626.