Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES
As Director of Health Equity and Special Initiatives, Brittany Chambers oversees the program operations team within the Education Department of CAPC. Brittany leads CAPC’s Health Equity efforts, currently managing the initiative focused on equitable access to quality palliative care for Black patients. She also serves as a reviewer of CAPC’s online clinical curriculum to ensure that the clinical training content is culturally responsive, and oversees the coordination of virtual learning events for CAPC members. Brittany served as the co-chair of the planning committee and health equity lead for the annual CAPC National Seminar from 2015 – 2020.
Ms. Chambers is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and worked as a Health Educator at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington D.C. Brittany also has experience working on NIH-funded research studies and she has co-authored academic, peer-reviewed articles. Ms. Chambers completed a health disparities research fellowship prior to joining CAPC.
She serves on both the Board of Commissioners and Division Board for Professional Development at the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). She reviews conference abstracts for the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Ms. Chambers presents her work at national meetings. In 2020, she was on the planning committee and moderated the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness webinar: “Serious Illness Care, Structural Racism and Health Disparities in the Era of COVID-19”. She has also been honored for her leadership. She is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society, was named one of Drexel Magazine’s 40 under 40 and featured as one of the ‘People on the Move’ by the Journal of Palliative Medicine and Health Equity Journal.
Ms. Chambers received her BS in Community Health from University of Maryland, College Park and her MPH from Drexel University, School of Public Health.
From the Blog
The Invisible Millions: Caring for Latino Patients and Families during COVID-19
How the pandemic has impacted Latinos living with serious illnesses – and the important role palliative care teams play in providing culturally humble care.
How to Support AIAN/Native American Populations during COVID-19
A discussion around the impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)/Native American populations, and how palliative care teams can help address health care inequities.
Using Palliative Care to Support Equitable Care in the Midst of COVID-19
An overview of COVID-19-related health and health care inequities for African Americans, palliative care’s role in caring for impacted patients and families, and CAPC tools to support these efforts.