Becoming America: Facing Truths while Uprooting Racism in Healthcare

 “Becoming America: Facing Truths while Uprooting Racism in Healthcare”
Presented by Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Medical Director, Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, staff physician at Vitas Healthcare Inc., and retired Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department Family Medicine.

Recorded at November 2020 Family Medicine Midwest Conference.

This presentation will explore historical and personal encounters of racism in medicine while describing its’ effects on patients and communities’-racism efforts will be highlighted.


Learners will be able to:

  • Describe historical examples of racism in healthcare
  • Implement changes to continue dismantling racism in the workplace
  • Utilize resources to combat the effects of racism that adversely impact patient care outcomes

About Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP
In brief, Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP is a family physician in Chicago, Illinois. She is the medical director for Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, staff physician for Vitas Healthcare Inc.,  and retired associate professor of clinical family medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department Family Medicine. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) since 1982, Orgain served as speaker of the Congress of Delegates from 2015-2017.  She is the vice president of the Illinois State Association of Parliamentarians since 2017.  At the state level, Orgain was a member of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Board of Directors from 2002 to 2010, including terms as president and board chair.  She currently chairs the IAFP Health Equity sub-group.  A member of the National Medical Association (NMA) since 1983, Orgain served as the 100th president of NMA in 2000.  Orgain received the bachelor of science in mathematics from UIC, her medical degree from the UIC College of Medicine, and the master of public health degree from the UIC School of Public Health.  Dr. Orgain is passionate about advocacy, service to her community, and mentoring the next generation of physicians.

Course Details

Becoming America: Facing Truths while Uprooting Racism in Healthcare00:56:33
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