Diversity Dialogue Webinars

About the Diversity Dialogue Webinar Series:

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 a corresponding 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. 

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. 


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.


For more information on membership with the Institute, please click here or contact Pamela Janniere at pjanniere@aha.org.

Next Series Installment: June 2017

Aligning LGBT Cultural Competency to Improve Safety, Quality and Equity in Health Care

Monday, June 26, 2017, 12-1:30 p.m. CST

Participants will learn how to communicate in a way that is sensitive and inclusive for LGBTQ patients and families and learn about local and national LGBTQ health disparities and best practices in the care of LGBTQ patients.

A discussion on how hospitals and providers can provide inclusive communication and health needs for the field include: 

  1. LGBTQ Terminology
  2. Concepts of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI)
  3. LGBTQ Health Disparities/Health Equity
  4. Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) as Organizing Tool for Improvement
  5. Christiana Care Health System’s Journey in LGBTQ Health

Learning Outcomes:

Featured presenters include:

Timothy D. Rodden MDiv, MA, BCC, FACHE, System Coordinator, LGBTQ Health Initiatives and Director, Pastoral Services Christiana Care Health System, Co-Chair, United Way of Delaware PRIDE LGBTQ Health Equity Task Force


PRICE: Complementary for Institute members, $99 for non-Institute members.


For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Webinar Topic Suggestions?

Is there an area in health care relative to equity, cultural competency, or a best practice 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.