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Health Care Without Harmful Stigma: Intersections of Discrimination and Health Inequities


Date: 9/7/23

9:30 – 10:30 A.M.  Central time


Registration fees:     $225 per facility   |   Non-Members Registration Fee:  $350 per facility


Clinical leaders, health care educators, hospital administration, human resources personnel.


Learn how to use weight-inclusive, trauma-informed care to guide patients into attaining sustainable well-being. This presentation will explore how weight bias lends to poor health outcomes, contributes to health inequities, and intersects with other biases including racism and sexism. What is your role in providing care that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible?



At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define areas of harmful stigma often encountered in health care and education.
  • Determine how bias contributes to poor health outcomes and health inequities.
  • Identify what can be done now to provide inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible care.


Alison St. Germain, M.S., RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, St. Germain Nutrition Consulting, Ames

St. Germain recently changed positions from an associate professor of clinical practice at Iowa State University in the Food Science Human Nutrition Department to the university’s student wellness registered dietitian and owner of St. Germain Nutrition Consulting. She is a certified intuitive eating counselor, a Health for Every Body facilitator and certified in Craving Change. St. Germain is enthusiastic about teaching health care professionals and students about health care without harmful stigma. She presents regularly about weight bias and oppressive intersections of race and other discrimination and how to provide diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible care.




Sep 07 2023


9:30 am - 10:30 am

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