Health Equity and COVID-19 Webinar

Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to present "Health Equity and COVID-19."

This webinar was originally recorded on July 14th, 2020, but is now available for purchase.

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The cost of this webinar is $20 for MNHPC members and $30 for non-members. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support scholarships to future MNHPC events. Scholarships will be given to members of communities that are underrepresented in hospice and palliative care. 


A member of the MNHPC Board of Directors, Dr. Ruiz is the medical director for HealthPartners Hospice and Community Based Palliative Care and a member of the palliative care team at Regions Hospital. He was a closing speaker at the 2019 MNHPC Annual Conference and has led efforts on the MNHPC Board to address health equity and promote cultural humility within the medical community.


During this one hour webinar, Dr. Ruiz will provide information and insights about health equity against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. He will share an overview of basic concepts and statistics before exploring some of the roots of growing disparities among racial and socioeconomic groups and conclude some ideas with how we in hospice and palliative care can engage and advocate for equitable care that identifies and challenges injustice, disparities, and power imbalances.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, learners will be able to: 

  • Describe basic concepts and statistics on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19

  • Discuss elements at the root of growing disparities related to the pandemic

  • Identify opportunities for the hospice and palliative care community to advocate for equitable care 

Target Audience

This webinar is intended for health care professionals, policymakers, and advocates.

Continuing Education

Social Work

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work requirements and is approved for 1.0 clock hour. (CEP#490)

Other Disciplines 

All other disciplines are self-submit. MNHPC is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. 

Certificate of Attendance

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance after completing a post-webinar online evaluation.

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Thank you to our event supporters for making this webinar possible