Thursday 10 March 2022 at 7pm GMT

Racial Disparities and Inequities in Healthcare

with Dr Leila Dehghan, Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and Education Lead for PBHP UK

Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the LM MOC)

Racial disparities and inequities in healthcare were highlighted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to improve public health and the care given to our patients and clients we need to learn how racism is not only a social determinant of health, but also informs all the other social determinants of health. This webinar aims to expound on the health implications of racism and offers practical action steps to healthcare professionals as well as ethnic minority groups.

What will I learn from this webinar?

  • Understand the importance of social determinants of health
  • Learn about ethnic disparities in non-communicable diseases
  • Understand why racism is a “a public health threat”
Racial Disparities and Inequities in Healthcare

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About Dr Leila Dehghan, MD, MSc (Nutr), ANutr

Dr Leila Dehghan is a doctor turned nutritionist and personal trainer. She received her medical degree from the University of Vienna and completed her internship in the UK. Her debilitating migraines compelled her to quit her medical career.

Although Leila became vegan for ethical reasons, she discovered the power of a whole food plant-based diet and healed her migraines through diet. This experience shifted her professional interests. She pursued a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate at eCornell, part of Cornell University, and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition from the University College of London. Her thesis focused on the role of food triggers in migraine.

Leila has created the lecture on ‘Plant-Based Diets Athletes’ for the Plant-Based Nutrition Course at the University of Winchester which she also co-facilitates. Leila is passionate about food justice and health equity. Her project “Food Justice & Race” seeks to introduce a plant-based diet to people of the global majority (a term coined to refer to Black, Indigenous and people of colour). Leila is a member of the Advisory Board and the education lead for the Plant-based Health Professionals UK, and has created the 21 Day Plant-based Health Challenge to invite more people to go plant-based.

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This webinar lasts one hour including a Live Q&A.

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