Structural Racism in Academic Family Medicine (SRAFM)

This course was originally presented at the 2020 Family Medicine Clinical Forum and offered separately here for free without accreditation. As part of our diversity, equity and inclusiveness track, Dr. Echiverri discusses ways your clinic, office or academic program can identify and implement changes to improve patient care.


This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.


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Target Audience

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other primary care team members.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Assess where your family medicine department is along its journey towards anti-racism 
  • Identify one way you can amplify your department’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA)
  • Learn about one best practice from institutions and programs that are doing the critical work to prioritize DEIA
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Angela Echeverri, MD headshot


     Family and Community Medicine Physician
     North Richmond Center for Health and Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program
     Martinez, CA



Dr. Echiverri is a first generation, queer woman of color raised in Inglewood, CA, where her spirit of advocacy and roots in equity originated from witnessing her parents’ sacrifices as Filipino immigrants. She is a family and community medicine physician practicing primary care at the North Richmond Center for Health, and a core faculty member of the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program where she leads the program’s work around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-racism/Anti-oppression (DEIA). She has worked on addressing health inequities in historically marginalized and systemically excluded communities in various capacities, including developing pediatric literacy programs at the Venice Family Clinic, conducting research on health inequities at Charles R. Drew University, creating policy briefs and building coalitions around health workforce diversity at The Greenlining Institute and the California Health Professions Consortium, and mentoring young people as part of health career pipeline programs. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA with a double major in Latin American Studies and Psychobiology, and a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins focused on social behavioral sciences. Angela is a proud alumnus of the UCSF School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US), where she co-led an initiative with other student leaders and faculty to increase campus-wide diversity, institute the campus’ Multicultural Resource Center, a safe space for diverse faculty, student, and staff, and the naming of UCSF’s first Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Outreach with Dr. Renee Navarro in that inaugural role. She completed her residency training in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital. She serves as a Senior Fellow for the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, where she has focused her efforts on strengthening health career pathway programs in collaboration with community partners in Richmond, CA and across Contra Costa County.

Angela is passionate about sustainable community collaboration, strengthening health career pathways, expanding opportunities for young people, recruiting and retaining a diverse health workforce, doing the critical learning and unlearning on our collective journey towards anti-racism, and cultivating spaces of belonging. She enjoys exploring Bay Area and Los Angeles neighborhoods and their local arts and food scene; works to disrupt racism and advocates for equity and justice; appreciates and supports local artists; loves ice cream; and finds joy in spending time with her family and her partner.


Angela Echiverri, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither she nor her partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.


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 It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all their continuing education activities. All individuals with potential conflicts are contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and resolved.  All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. All disclosures were made for work beginning January 1, 2020 and have been resubmitted and renewed annually.  CAFP reviewed conflict of interest statements for each individual with potential to influence content and everyone in a position to influence content stated that neither he/she and/or his/her spouse/partner had any relevant financial interests to disclose.

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