Diversity Dialogues

Our next Diversity Dialogue is... 


University Hospitals' Journey to Increase Diversity in Leadership and Reduce Health Care Disparities 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

11:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. MT, 1:30 p.m. CT, 2:30 p.m. ET



Heidi Gartland, M.H.A.

Vice President of Government and Community Relations

University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH


This webinar, held in conjunction with the AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE), will feature Institute member University Hospitals, recognized this year as a finalist for the AHA's inaugural Equity of Care award.  University Hospitals is renowned for many programs that have helped their health system to increase diversity in its leadership and governance, as well as efforts to reduce disparities in health care.


Heidi Gartland, University Hospitals' vice president of government and community relations, will discuss the numerous initiatives and programs that have been implemented and specific outcomes  the health system has achieved.



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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: 


Wednesday, December 17, 1 p.m. CT - "Disparities in Mental Health Care Among Diverse Populations." 

Presented in conjuction with the American Hospital Association.*

Duration: 60 minutes

Presenter: Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D.

To register for this webinar, click here.

* Participation in this webinar is by express written invitation of the AHA only. Unauthorized participants, and/or any party that aids and abets such unauthorized participants, may be subject to criminal and civil penalties under both state and federal law, including the Electronic Communication Privacy Act.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 p.m. CT – “Risk Profile of New Exchange Entrants: Implications for Health Systems.”

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: TBA

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:00 p.m. CT - TBA

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Patrick Horine, CEO - DNV Healthcare, Inc.

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

Updated: November 13, 2014