Spring 2023 EDI Forum

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    • Non-member - $150
    • Student/Other - Free!
    • Member - Free!
    • GAC - Free!

This 3-part series seeks to engage clinicians to evaluate their current practices and to make relevant adjustments to ensure the care that they provide is inclusive and patient-focused. These courses will create doctors that are better prepared to meet patients where they are and assist in understanding racial bias and the social determinants of health that impact their patients. By developing a supportive environment, you go beyond the typical expectations with the ability to outreach to several groups and offer high quality patient care.

Attendees will learn to:

Navigate encounters with members of diverse populations.

Understand social determinants of health and their impact on patient care and treatment.

Identify new ways to cultivate inclusive and supportive environments beneficial to both employees and patients.

Included in this package:

Implicit Bias in Healthcare with Dr. Tawainna Houston (Live Session on April 25, 2023 at 8PM EST)

Culturally Competent Clinical Encounters with Dr. Beau Foshee and Dr. Katie Benson (Pre-recorded Session and Live Session on May 4, 2023 at 8PM)

This course offers up to 3 CE credits to attendees. 

This package is free to ACA members. 

PACE ID: 031623

  • Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This interactive two-part series will provide learners a framework for the assessment and implementation of clinical practices intended to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities.

    This interactive two-part series will provide learners a framework for the assessment and implementation of clinical practices intended to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities. Attendees receive a supplemental packet to include a sample practice analysis form, a sample intake form, full text links to all articles cited, and handouts that correspond with each topic presented. These handouts are completed during the session and provide attendees the opportunity for a real-time evaluation of clinician and clinic. Attendees outline solutions through collective application of handouts and journaling in the development of a culturally responsive clinical environment.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize patient challenges in receiving culturally responsive health care
    • Assess and analyze current clinical practices for the reduction of health disparities 
    • Develop a blueprint for in-office procedures and standards

    Part 1: Recorded CE Session 

    Part 2: Live Interactive Q&A Session - Scheduled for May 18th at 8pm EST 

    William Foshee (Moderator)


    Chair, ACA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Dr. William “Beau” Foshee (he/they) serves as chair of the ACA Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, ACA alternate delegate for East Texas, chair of the ACA Membership Committee, and as a member of both the ACA Investment Committee and the ACA Legislative Committee. They are a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University as a Diversity Leadership Scholar. He was named a Philanthropy Fund Foundation Scholar in recognition of his leadership and service to the LGBTQIA community. Dr Foshee works to improve culturally competent delivery of chiropractic care and has been privileged to present courses and conversations on health equity to chiropractic stakeholders in national and state organizations, university audiences, and regulatory agencies. Dr. Foshee is Director of Clinical Development for MyoCore Personalized Pain Care, a multi-clinic, hospital-based chiropractic system with offices in more than 20 locations.

    Katie Benson (Moderator)



    Dr. Katie Benson (she/her) and her young, vibrant family live in Overland Park, Kansas. Her ACA service began at Cleveland Chiropractic College where she was a SACA Leadership Conference Planning Chair. She went on to serve the SACA National Executive Board as Legislative Chair and on the NextGen ACA Committee. Dr. Benson has served as a SACA Leadership Conference Advisor since graduation which has introduced her to the broadest network of exceptional minds in early career chiropractors and students.She is an active Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA) member who represents her area as KCA Kansas City Metro Division Director. KCA recognized her as a Young Doctor of the Year for her contributions to chiropractic in Kansas.  Dr. Benson is Clinic Director at MyoCore at Overland Park Regional Hospital and the Midwest Lead Regional Trainer for MyoCore Personalized Pain Care. Additionally she serves as the Patient-Centered Care, Evidence-Informed Practice Advisory Board Chair for MyoCore. She has trained more than two dozen qualified chiropractic doctors and externs to serve patients in interdisciplinary health care settings. Dr. Benson is proud to have remained active in chiropractic legislation activities through seeking co-sponsors for ACA and KCA legislative priorities by hosting officials in her office, conducting in-person meetings, and continued investment in advocacy efforts aimed at improving outcomes for both chiropractic patients and their providers.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course is designed to outline examples of implicit bias in healthcare and explore social determinants that affect possible avenues to care, with the intention to prepare attendees to navigate these biases and reduce harm.

    When healthcare providers make negative race-based associations outside conscious awareness, it becomes destructive to the patient and the institution of medicine at large. Patients seek care to ease pain, discomfort, and management of their diseased state. Yet, treatments remain unfairly distributed based on race. Research shows a direct correlation between levels of unconscious bias with healthcare providers and the lower quality of care African Americans and People of Color receive. Substandard treatment based on race, whether intentional or not, can increase the risk of poor health outcomes provoked in an environment designed to reduce those same risks. This lecture will explore this research and how to best navigate these implicit racial biases for a more favorable health outcome for patients.

    Following this presentation attendees will: 

    • Understand social and historical influences of racial bias, and how racial bias influences treatment for pain management
    • Explore the correlations between racial bias in pain perception and how it contributes to poor patient outcomes
    • Learn available techniques to help diffuse implicit bias during the clinical encounter


    Course PACE ID: 042523


    Tawainna Houston (Moderator)

    ND, MDiv

    Dr. Tawainna Houston is a Naturopathic Physician, published author, and professional studies adjunct educator at National University of Health Sciences, where she lectures on cultural competency topics in medicine. Dr. Houston also operates a virtual consulting practice, Journey of Wellness Natural Medicine Center.  She is a sought-after lecturer on topics regarding racism in medicine and holistic health, whereas she has been invited to present at medical conferences, organizations, churches, schools, and other health related events. Dr. Houston has also been featured on a variety of local Atlanta television and radio programs throughout the years. She holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences, a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care & Counseling from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Howard University. Dr. Houston is passionate about providing service to others and accepts creative opportunities to express health advocacy.