Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 PM to Friday, November 16, 2018 6:00 PM


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
475 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Health Challenges Facing Our Diverse Communities

Join medical students and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a four day discovery series focused on the health issues facing our diverse communities.  

You will learn first-hand about what social and economic barriers are encountered for today’s population and how equitable care can be delivered tomorrow.

This free event is open to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus community. Food will be provided at all sessions, excluding Culture Night. Free parking validations will be offered to any community members (not students or current staff) who attend any of the sessions.

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, November 13

Health Experiences for Children Experiencing Homelessness – 12:00 p.m.
Children who are homeless or at risk for homelessness face adversity when seeking medical care. Learn how programs such as the Crews'n Healthmobile can make a difference.

Wednesday, November 14

Life After Roe v. Wade – 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a brief history of abortion care before Roe v. Wade, followed by an in-depth look at what our medical landscape could look like if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

  • BSPB, E113.

Separated: Children at the Border – 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the Frontline episode "Separated: Children at the Border," followed by a panel of experts discussing border health and immigration from their point of view.

  • Film screening and panel of experts.
  • BSPB, E113.

Thursday, November 15

Sikhism in Medicine – 12:00 p.m.
Sikhism is the world's fifth largest religion, and there is a large Sikh community here in the Phoenix area. However, many people, including physicians and those on our campus, are not aware of the Sikh religion. As part of the mission of medical education is to cultivate culturally sensitive and aware physicians, it is vital to educate the campus on this topic through a lunch talk. A Sikh physician will be speaking about Sikhism, what it is like to be a Sikh physician and things to consider when caring for Sikh patients.

  • Speaker: Jaswant Singh Sachdev, MD – Neurology, Carl T Hayden Va Medical Center.
  • BSPB, E113.

Friday, November 16

Culture Night – 4:00 p.m.
Individual booths will be hosted by various groups representing a nationalities, cultural groups and identities of all sorts. Share in an evening of conversation and education while learning more about the people represented at the College of Medicine - Phoenix.

For questions, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
*Campus Map (PDF) and other parking information