Webinar Details:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (PDT)

Recognizing the impact of systemic and institutional racism, how might we provide equitable care for patients with chronic conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes? How might we move toward a care delivery model that is “trauma-informed,” acknowledging racism both as trauma and a risk factor for cardiovascular disease?

Hear from health care leaders from Kaiser Permanente and California safety net organizations on how their work to improve health equity and eliminate disparities has evolved in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others.



Anyone interested in eliminating disparities in health and health care.

applicable reading:


Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS
— Senior Vice President & Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer for Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Copeland leads Kaiser Permanente’s program-wide efforts to ensure our strategic vision for equity, inclusion, and diversity is successfully implemented to drive strategic business and mission outcomes, empower communities, and result in all Kaiser Permanente members achieving health and health care outcomes that are high quality, equitable, and increasingly more affordable. Dr. Copeland is a member of Kaiser Permanente’s Executive Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Council, a group composed of the Chairman/CEO and other C-level leaders who oversee executive accountability for embedding the equity, inclusion, and diversity strategy throughout the organization. Additionally, he is chair of the Kaiser Permanente National Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Council, which advises, advocates for, and monitors the successful implementation of the equity, inclusion, and diversity strategy and policy recommendations.


Tosan O. Boyo, MPH, FACHE
— Chief of Operations, San Francisco COVID-19 Command Center and Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)

Born in Nigeria, raised in New Jersey, then backpacking across all seven continents, shaped Tosan’s views on how intersections across culture, policy and health impact vulnerable communities. He believes access to affordable high-quality care is a cornerstone for a thriving society. He’s on a life-long mission to advance equity and eliminate health disparities. In February 2020, Tosan was appointed by San Francisco’s Director of Public Health to serve as the Deputy Commander of the City’s COVID-19 Operations Center.

Geoffrey Leung, MD, Ed.M
— Ambulatory Medical Director and Chair of Family Medicine at Riverside University Health System (RUHS)

Dr. Leung supports the primary care providers at the RUHS Medical Center Clinics and 12 RUHS Community Health Center sites. At RUHS Medical Center, Dr. Leung serves as the Chair of Family Medicine. More recently, he has also been working closely with RUHS Public Health in supporting COVID efforts across Riverside County. Dr. Leung is passionate about Clinical Excellence, Education, Community, and Population Health. He enjoys working on the integration and transformation of care delivery in order to provide our community and residents with the best care possible.

Maria Carrasco, MD, MPH
— Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Carrasco established her medical practice at the KP Montebello Medical Offices, which serves a highly diverse population. Her passion and commitment for improving the health of diverse patient populations is unwavering and has resulted in ensuring that KP is better prepared to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of its patients/members. In her role as Kaiser Permanente SCal Region Physician Lead for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Dr. Carrasco led efforts/programs to reduce health disparities within diverse populations, to improve diverse patient satisfaction, and increase physician/staff awareness/knowledge/skills on provision of culturally responsive care.

Milin Ratanasen, MD, FACP
— Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Quality, Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento

Dr. Ratanasen is an adult primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, and currently serves as Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Quality, overseeing population management programs for hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk reduction.  Practicing adult primary care medicine allows him to deliver an integrated healthcare experience focused on prevention, healthy lifestyles, and streamlined access for patients.