Structural Racism and Public Health

Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed extreme acts of racism occurring across the country, including the violent death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement.  We recognize that this is not an isolated event and that deep structural racism has existed in our nation for hundreds of years. Such racism is a public health crisis with devastating impact on communities of color, resulting in great disparities in health outcomes.

As emergency physicians, we are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, unconditional care to all who come through our emergency department doors. We must also strongly commit more broadly to the promotion of health equity within all communities and the condemnation and dismantling of structural racism within our society. As emergency physicians, we have the opportunity and an obligation to promote the health and well-being of all communities and we pledge to do so.  Please click the link below to view ACEP’s statement on Anti-racism which our chapter supports:

https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/press-releases/2020/5-30-20-acep-statement-on-structural-racism-and-public-health

 


COVID-19 Updates

WA-ACEP is sending weekly updates and is continuing to add to our hub of resources as they become available. Latest updates include:

  • Counseling Resources
  • FREE Hotels through Hilton
  • SBA Loan Applications
  • PPE request information

Click below for a comprehensive page on COVID-19 Resources and Information.

 

Guide to COVID-19

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COVID-19 Daily Updates

This is a rapidly evolving situation. The following links are updating frequently.

ACEP Daily Updates | Washington State DOH | CDC | King County Public Health | ACEPUniversity of Washington | Global Map | AAC Testing Directory

ACEP Engaged Forum: Stay in contact with ACEP and colleagues regarding COVID-19 updates on the Engaged platform here. Contact admin@washingonacep.org if you run into any trouble.

 


 


2019 ACEP Council

WA-ACEP Represents at the 2019 ACEP Scientific Assembly

Councilors and Alternates at the 2019

ACEP 2019 Scientific Assembly in Denver From left to right: Herbie Duber, MD; Ryan Keay, MD, FACEP, Gregg Miller, MD, Liam Yore, MD, FACEP, Chris Kang, MD, FACEP, Cameron Buck, MD, FACEP, Nancy Auer, MD, FACEP, Carl Heine, MD, FACEP,K Kay Moody, MD, FACEP, Jennifer L’Hommedieu Stankus, JD, MD, FACEP, Cailey Nickerson, Hon. Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP, Callan Fockele, Steve Anderson, MD, FACEP

Washington state was represented by 8 councilors and 4 alternates at the 2019 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Denver, CO this last October. WA-ACEP contributed in the discussion surrounding resolutions regarding Universal Healthcare, Balanced Billing, Mental Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, Allowing Emergency Physicians to prescribe buprenorphine and more. Click the following link for a full Summary of Resolution Outcomes.


Schlicher Receives the 2017 Collin C. Rorrie Award

WA-ACEP Past President Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP received the Collin C. Rorrie Jr Award for Excellence in Health Policy Oct. 28 during ACEP17 in Washington, DC.  The Colin C. Rorrie, Jr, PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to achieving the health policy objectives of the College and/or who has demonstrated outstanding skills, talent, and commitment as an administrative or political leader.