Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES
As Director of Health Equity and Special Initiatives, 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 includes health equity concepts. She is the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup for the National Coalition for Hospice & Palliative Care.
Brittany served as the co-chair of the planning committee and health equity lead for the annual CAPC National Seminar from 2015 – 2020. She was on the planning committee and moderated the 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'.
Ms. Chambers is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and serves on the Division Board for Professional Development at the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). She 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.
Brittany 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 Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her Master in Public Health from Drexel University, School of Public Health.
From the Blog
Acknowledging Barriers and Implementing Strategies to Reach Black People with Serious Illness
Interview highlights from CAPC’s environmental scan, Equitable Access to Quality Palliative Care for Black Patients
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.