Diversity Dialogues

Our next Diversity Dialogue is...


Asian Health Care and Disparities Reduction

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

10:00 a.m. PT, 11:00 a.m. MT, Noon CT, 1:00 p.m. ET


Ram Raju, M.D.

President and CEO

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation


According to the most recent U.S. Census, the Asian population grew faster than any other racial group in the United States between 2000 and 2010.  In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Ramanathan Raju, president and CEO of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will discuss the implications of this rapidly expanding population on the future health care delivery system.  In addition, Dr. Raju will identify health disparities unique to specific segments of the Asian-American population, as well as possible root causes behind them.  Participants in this webinar will learn that remedial actions effectively managing these disparities are essential to achieving a overall healthy population.


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About Dr. Raju:

Ramanathan (Ram) Raju, M.D., FACS, FACHE, is the president and CEO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest municipal health care system in the nation. Raju was appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in January 2014 to lead the 37,000 employees of this $6.7 billion corporation, which includes 11 acute care hospitals, five nursing homes, six large diagnostic and treatment centers, more than 70 communitybased health centers, a large home care agency, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlus Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. Last year, HHC facilities served 1.4 million New Yorkers. Prior to HHC, Raju served as CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago. Dr. Raju was featured as a panelist at "Equity: Moving Beyond Diversity," the Institute's 2014 National Leadership and Education Conference.   


Institute for Diversity Members: FREE

Non-Institute for Diversity Members: Webinar participation and recordings of this webinar are restricted to current members of the Institute for Diversity. For more information about Institute membership, please click here or contact Pamela Janniere at 312-422-2691 or pjanniere@aha.org.

A complimentary recording of this webinar will be available on our members-only resource page for 90 days after the initial air date.


Registration Procedure:

The registration process for the Institute’s Diversity Dialogues allows you to sign up and receive dial-in instructions in one easy step. To view the registration instructions, please click here.

Note: Your organization's membership number and/or your individual member number are NOT needed for webinar registration, account creation or when you are accessing your account on eweb. Only your email address is required. Refer to the registration procedures by clicking here for additional information.

You may contact Pamela Janniere directly at (312) 422-2691 or pjanniere@aha.org to receive the dial in and web link information, particularly if you would like to invite a large group of employees to the event. Thank you.


Upcoming Diversity Dialogues:   

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Duration: 60 minutes

Presenter: CyraCom International, Inc.


Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 p.m. CT -  “ Oregon Health and Science’s Journey to Creating an Inclusive Environment for Patients and Staff.”

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Vice Provost & Director, Oregon Health and Science

*Webinar participation and recordings of this webinar are restricted to members of the Institute for Diversity. For more information about Institute membership, please click here.

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

Updated: April 8, 2015