Just Care 2021

Just Care: Social Justice in Health Care

A two-day virtual conference.

Social justice work is key to truly effective and compassionate care.

Join us for two days of inspiring, real-world truth-telling, education and community with some of the nation’s leading clinicians and advocates as we explore challenges and innovative solutions to bias, access and community engagement.

October 9-10, 2021

This conference is open to providers, patients, and advocates.

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Full access to all conference presentations

(Includes one year membership to the Healwell Online Interdisciplinary Community)

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(community member discount)

Full access to all conference presentations

(For those who are already Community members)

Conference Agenda

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Dr. Chase T.M. Anderson


Day One, October 9, 2021

9:00AM-9:15AM Welcome - Cal Cates, Healwell

9:15AM-10:15AM Keynote: The Impact of Identity - Dr. Chase Anderson

10:15AM-10:30AM Break

10:30AM-11:30AM Session 1: Health and Incarceration - Mustafa Saboor, Director of Pre-release Services at OAR

11:30AM-11:45AM Break

11:45AM-12:45PM Session 2: Interventions for healthy aging among mature Black lesbians - Mary Anne Adams, MSW, Founder and Executive Director of ZAMI NOBLA

12:45PM-1:15PM Break

1:15PM-2:30PM Panel Discussion: Creative Solutions to Health Care Accessibility - Rev. Cynthia Carter Perilliat, Dr. Frank Clark, Ujimaa Medics

6:00PM-7:00PM Virtual Happy Hour Mixer

*All times are in Eastern Time

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Sirius Bonner, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette


Day Two, October 10, 2021

9:00AM-9:15AM Opening Remarks - Rebecca Sturgeon, Healwell

9:15AM-10:15AM Keynote: Beyond Body Positivity - Sirius Bonner, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

10:15AM-10:30AM Break

10:30AM-11:30AM Session 1: How Our Healthcare Has Made Us More Sick as People with Disabilities - Kelly Mack, Teresa Nguyen, and Ian Watlington

11:30AM-11:45AM Break

11:45AM-12:45PM Session 2: Flexing Our Sovereign Muscle - Dr. Gayle Dine’Chacon

12:45PM-1:15PM Break

1:15PM-2:30PM Panel Discussion: Social Justice in Pediatric Health Care - Dr. Jennifer Hutton, AKA Dr. Jpop, Debbie LaFond, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN, FPCN, FAAN, and Michaela Schenkelberg, PhD

2:30PM-3:00PM Closing remarks and thank you - Cal Cates, Healwell

3:00PM-3:30PM Mixer

*All times are in Eastern Time

Approved for 8 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist/COTA
  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

We are offering a 50% discount on registration for students and for massage therapists. Email education@healwell.org for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor of the Just Care conference, click here.