Aileen Vazquez

Health Equity

2018

This blueprint aims to implement diversity and inclusion trainings for the Physical Therapy students working at Florida International University’s pro bono clinic. The trainings would focus on health disparities and cover a basic foundation on understanding gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sexuality, and different abilities. The goal of this blueprint is to make those Physical Therapists more compassionate, empathetic, and understanding health care workers. By starting these trainings before they go into the workforce, they will be able to positively impact the facilities where they will work in, as well as, the lives of their patients. This blueprint will encourage these future healthcare workers to embark on the lifelong process of cultural humility so that their patients are in a safe environment where they can develop a meaningful relationship with their health care provider.