HEALTH EQUITY

Headquartered in Kern County, California, the Komoto Family Foundation is proud to be part of a richly diverse community that includes farmworkers and their families, seniors, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and more. It is also crucial to recognize that many longstanding policies (e.g. housing segregation, immigration policies, racially biased healthcare) have created disparities in health outcomes for communities of color, people with disabilities, and many other marginalized groups. These social injustices are preventable. While macro-level policy changes can seem daunting, we can each start within our own families, workplaces, and neighborhoods.  

 

One of the pillars of our work is to promote health equity by partnering with our community members to develop sustainable programs to support the health and wellness of the community. In addition, we work with health organizations, employee resource groups,  and academic institutions on engaging their communities to identify opportunities to provide more effective and equitable care.  

If you are interested in an educational session for your organization, feel free to contact us. 
 

Presentations

Health Equity in Hispanic/Latino Communities. Colayco DC, Hernandez S. Educational session for Precision Medicine Group. September 28, 2022. 

LGBTQIA+ Cultural Awareness. Colayco DC, Medina S. Training session for Komoto Healthcare Staff. June 2022.

 

Bias, Stereotypes, and Stigma. Colayco DC. USC School of Pharmacy Workshop. February 2, 2022.

 

From #StopAsianHate to #VeryAsian: Reclaiming the narrative on health disparities in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Colayco DC. Workshop for the Asian Impact Network at Medtronic. January 21, 2022.

 

Healing Session for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community. Colayco DC. Interactive workshop for the USC School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, and alumni. March 8, 2021.

 

Intro to Health Equity. Colayco DC. Workshops with Komoto Healthcare staff. July 27-August 7, 2020. Visalia, Delano, Bakersfield, and Santa Clarita, CA.

 

Racial Equity in Healthcare. Colayco DC. Workshops with Komoto Healthcare staff. June, 2020. Visalia, Delano, Bakersfield, and Santa Clarita, CA.

 

Manage Stress and Build Your Resilience. Colayco DC. Presentation to the Esports Community of California State University Dominguez Hills and Compton Unified School District, July 3, 2020. 

 

The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19: Health Disparities and How Each of Us Can Help. Colayco DC. University of Southern California School of Pharmacy Town Hall Talk, May 5, 2020. 

 

Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19: Patient Engagement and Health Equity Considerations. Colayco DC. California Right Meds Collaborative Learning Session, April 7, 2020.

 

Predictors of condom use in a community college population. Colayco DC, Riess D, Brasher A, Hubbard M, Caballero J, Baron S. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual Xavier University of Louisiana Health Disparities Conference, March 26, 2020 (Accepted, meeting cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Bias, Stereotypes, and Stigma. Colayco DC. USC School of Pharmacy Lecture, March 2, 2020.

 

Intro to Self-Care and Stress Management. Colayco DC. Komoto Healthcare Staff Education. February 26, 2020.

 

Introduction to Health Equity and Implicit Bias. Colayco DC. California Right Meds Collaborative Learning Session, December 9, 2019.

 

Farmworker interest in receiving birth control from pharmacists. Colayco DC, Hidalgo V, Hernandez H. Poster presentation at the California Pharmacists Association Western Pharmacy Exchange, April 12, 2019, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

HIV and sexual health across the life course. Wakefield S, Colayco D, Fields SD. Educational session at the 12th Annual Xavier University of Louisiana Health Disparities Conference, April 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

Reducing Stigma in the Pharmacy and Clinic, Colayco DC. Komoto Healthcare Staff Education, April 4, 2019.

 

The rise of sexually transmitted infections: An alarming trend of a familiar foe. Chiampas TD, Colayco DC. Educational session at the American Society for Health-System Pharmacy Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 4, 2018, Anaheim, CA, USA.