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Equity and Implementation Science: An Urgent Partnership

UNC Institute on Implementation Science

Equity and Implementation Science: An Urgent Partnership

January 28, 2021 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Organized by:  

National Implementation Research Network & Jordan Institute for Families

Healthcare equity, or the assurance of optimal, timely healthcare for all people is an active process, not a simple outcome. To achieve healthcare equity, the field of implementation science needs to embrace a social justice lens and value all individuals equally. Doing so entails explicitly recognizing, understanding, and acting upon historical and current injustices that have disenfranchised historically underserved populations from their right to quality care. This panel aims to bring voices to different groups of individuals who work in the intersection of social justice, equality, and implementation science. Please join us as we learn together as a field on how to actively decrease the quality gap while maintaining a focus on equity in our work in the implementation science field.


  • Ana Baumann, Co-director of the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core (DIRC) and Research Assistant Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Billie Kipp, Associate Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute
  • Pamela "Denise" Long, Adjunct Faculty, Southern Illinois University and consultant for racial equity and trauma-informed care
  • Jose Ruben Parra-Cardona, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jenn Tomasone, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University