Diversity Dialogue Webinars

Diversity Dialogue Webinars are one of the most popular programs offered by the Institute. Each month, a different nationally renowned speaker discusses a topic of pressing concern in health care. While enjoying the audio presentation, attendees log in via a computer and view the accompanying slideshow presentation.

Past speakers have included Dr. Ram Raju, President & CEO of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Dr. Elena Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association, Margaret Kraak and Nakisha Pugh with OFCCP, Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health, and Brett Tschurtz with The Joint Commission. 


Price:The Diversity Dialogue Webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for Institute members and $99 for non-Institute members. Institute members receive free access to ALL Diversity Dialogue webinars. Click here for registration instruction.


For more information about the Institute's Diversity Dialogues, please contact Deborah Myles, project and operations, at (312) 422-2693 or dmyles_tmp@aha.org.


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March Diversity Dialogue:

Equity of Care Series

A Cancer Center’s Journey toward Health Equity and Inclusion: Lessons Learned
Presented by Moffitt Cancer Center a 2017 AHA Equity of Care Award honoree

Thursday, March 29, 2018      1:00-2:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT / 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT

Since 2003, Moffitt Cancer Center has made health equity and inclusion a critical component for becoming an employer of choice, and for the delivery of equitable care across the patient-care spectrum. This Diversity Dialogue will address this healthcare organization’s multi-disciplinary journey, which grew from a committee of volunteers to a dedicated office, a team of center-wide collaborators, and a sustainable infrastructure where health equity and inclusion are within the organization’s fabric.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify Moffitt Cancer Center’s approach to supporting workforce inclusion, delivering culturally competent patient care, as well as, engaging under-served communities
  • Learn examples of collaborative approaches in achieving health equity and inclusion goals
  • Discover leadership’s role in growing and sustaining an effective health equity and inclusion program
  • Hear strategy for engaging often elusive clinical teams in the journey toward health equity



Cathy Grant, MPA, CDM senior director, Moffitt Diversity, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president, diversity, public relations and strategic communications, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center



Webinar Topic Suggestions?

Is there an area in health care relative to equity, cultural competency, or best practices that you would like to hear more about in our Diversity Dialogue series? If so, please contact Jetaun Mallett at (312) 422-2692 or jmallett@aha.org. Our webinar series continues to be one of the most popular resources because our members provide topic and speaker suggestions. 

Archived Diversity Dialogues

All Diversity Dialogue webinars are recorded and available for three months from the date of presentation.  Click here to view the list of available archived Diversity Dialogues.  To request a recording, please email institute@aha.org.



Diversity Dialogue: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Care Delivery and the Daily Safety Huddle featuring AnMed Health, Anderson, SC

Initiated in 2015 under the leadership of Chief Medical Officer Tom Kayrouz, M.D., and Robert Pierce, director of quality and process improvement, the Daily Safety Huddle Call is one tactical element of AnMed Health's efforts to function as a high-reliability organization. Principles of culturally and linguistically appropriate care delivery are embedded in AnMed Health's work, including safety and risk mitigation relative to cultural competence and patient-provider communication. Hear references to the correlation among the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, the Joint Commission Standards and principles of high reliability as well as the details of the AnMed Health Safety Huddle.


Equity of Care Webinar Series Part 1: Aligning Diversity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Business Operations and Population Health Efforts to Achieve Equity featuring Ruch University Medical Center and Advocate Health Care

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, in collaboration with the American Hospital Association, featured two of this year’s Equity of Care honorees, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago (Rush) and Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Il in Part 1 of the Equity of Care Award Webinar Series. Both organizations have taken action to accelerate progress in #123forEquity pledge and will discuss their journey.


Equity of Care Webinar Series Part 2: Aligning Diversity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Business Operations and Population Health Efforts to Achieve Equity featuring Cone Health

This webinar highlighted Cone Health's Accountability for Cancer Care Through Undoing Racism (ACCUR) project. Cone Health Cancer Center completed a 5-year prospective study evaluating novel methods to reduce the racial disparity between African American and white lung cancer patients. Specifically, there was an improvement in African Americans' completion of treatment from a 64 percent baseline to 96 percent. The white population also benefited with an increase from 76 percent to 96 percent.