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The Education Committee Presents Its Workshop on Decolonizing Dermatology

On August 29th, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its third workshop, “Decolonizing Dermatology: Dermatology for Dark Skin and Why It’s Important.” This workshop was designed to educate anybody and everybody, from health-care providers to students to patients, about the racial disparities that exist within the field of dermatology and the skincare industry, as well as how we can address them to strive for a more equitable health-care system.

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September 14, 2021


The Podcast Committee Launches Trailer “Behind Diagnoses: Patients” | A Peer Med Podcast Series

On September 11, the Peer Med Foundation’s Podcast Committee released its first ever series trailer for patients, Behind Diagnoses: Patients. Geared towards health care providers, students and patients, the trailer depicts the cold harshness and professionalism of healthcare professionals as well as their genuine work to solve health issues to the emotional side of patients, their voices, journeys and the impact of social determinants such as racism, sexism + more on healthcare and how patients in the end have to live with their diagnoses.

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September 11, 2021


The Education Committee’s Workshop for Patients – Navigating the IFHP

On August 8, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its second workshop, “Navigating the IFHP.” Geared towards refugees, refugee claimants and patients in Canada, the workshop covered fundamental topics that are essential to understanding and navigating the Interim Federal Health Program. Topics included what the IFHP is, the groups of people who are eligible for the program, what the program covers, how to apply for the IFHP, and how to navigate the program and obtain health products and services once registered.

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August 14, 2021


The Education Committee’s First Workshop – Intro to Health Equity: Recap

On July 11, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its first ever workshop, an Intro to Health Equity. Geared towards health care providers and students in Canada, the workshop covered fundamental topics that are essential to understanding and achieving health equity, including how health equity is defined, the social determinants of health, ways to address the social determinants, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing health inequities.

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July 31, 2021