Diversity Dialogues

Our next Diversity Dialogue...


Doing the Right Thing Is Good Business:
The Legal Case
for Culturally Competent Health Care

December 10, 2015 
2 p.m. –3:30 p.m. ET  
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CT


Bruce Adelson

Bruce Adelson, CEO, Federal Compliance Consulting LLC 


Racial, socioeconomic, linguistic and other health care disparities have existed in the U.S. for a long time. As the health care system moves from a volume-based reimbursement system toward one based on value, eliminating health care disparities is vital. Associated with health care disparities are increased costs of care due to excessive testing, medical errors, increased length of stay and avoidable readmissions. While eliminating health care disparities is the right thing to do, it also is good for business.


In this webinar, Bruce Adelson, CEO of Federal Compliance Consulting LLC, will discuss the newest studies and examples that confirm doing the “right thing” is good business. Leaders also will learn the latest news from federal agencies, especially the U.S. Department of Justice, that point health care in the same direction – culturally competent and accessible care that connects with the population health and patient satisfaction mandates of the Affordable Care Act.


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About Bruce Adelson

Bruce L. Adelson, Esq is nationally recognized for his compliance and training expertise concerning language and disability access, cultural awareness, diversity, non-discrimination, privacy, and overall compliance with federal law.  Bruce is a former U.S Department of Justice Senior Trial Attorney.  During his Department of Justice career, Bruce had national law and policy enforcement responsibility.  

Bruce has been the testifying expert witness in several federal and state court lawsuits, including against nationally known health care providers, alleging federal civil rights violations.  

Bruce has been the featured and keynote speaker for many organizations, such as: The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; Cornell University’s Sloan Colloquium in Health Administration; Kaiser Permanente; City & County of Honolulu; Memorial Health System (CO); Moffitt Cancer Center (FL); Memorial Hermann (TX); M.D. Cancer Center (TX); Frederick Memorial Hospital (MD); Resurrection Health Care (IL); and American Society of Health Care Risk Managers. 

Bruce has assisted with negotiating resolution and compliance agreements between organizations and the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS} The negotiations with HHS resolved complaints of disability and national origin discrimination against health care providers. 

HHS approved the civil rights and accessibility training program that Bruce developed for a large hospital system to resolve allegations of federal civil rights violations.



Registration Details: 


Institute for Diversity Members: FREE

Non-Institute for Diversity Members: $99

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For questions about the Diversity Dialogue series, please contact Pamela Janniere, Manager of Membership, Marketing and Education, at (312) 422-2691 or pjanniere@aha.org.

Updated: Nov. 17, 2015