Diversity Dialogue Series


May 23, 2017, 12-1 pm CST

Project H.E.A.L.T.H: A Shift to Community-Based Outreach

Project Healing Effectively after Leaving the Hospital (HEALTH) explores a transitional care program aimed at improving patient health outcomes and reducing avoidable readmissions among patients discharged from the hospital.  The evidence-based program engages community health workers (CHWs) to deliver preventive health to program participants and reduce health disparities.  CHW’s visit patients at home visits and address social determinants of health to reduce barriers to self-care. The program is one of the most innovative and collaborative programs in the community. 

Learning Outcomes:

Speaker: Jackie Rouse, MHA, Director Community Health, South Region, Advocate Health Care.


Rouse serves as Director, Community Health for the South Region including Christ Medical Center, South Suburban Hospital and 

Trinity Hospital in Illinois.  Rouse oversees the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), community health planning/program development and community benefit reporting. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership to assure that the community health programming and targeted interventions are aligned with the hospital’s CHNA findings and Advocate’s population health work. Additionally, Ms. Rouse has oversight of innovative Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, a partnership with Advocate Physician Partners (APP), in the hospitals’ service areas.


Click here for Jackie Rouse's biography.



Race and Medicine: A Physician’s Perspective on Race in Medicine with Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, author of "The Racist Patient"

In collaboration with AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence and Physician Leadership Forum


This podcast is supported by several strategic efforts within the American Hospital Association addressing equity and diversity, physician involvement and quality improvement.  The AHA is dedicated to helping the field to advancing health care equity, diversity and inclusion in health management through the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, offering resources on quality improvement through our Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative and connecting physicians to the work of the association through the Physician Leadership Forum. Hosted by Elisa Arespacochaga, senior director, AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum, this session features Sachin H. Jain, CEO at CareMore Health System, an innovative health plan and care delivery system with over 100,000 members in eight states.

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA is chief executive officer (CEO) at CareMore Health System, an innovative health plan & care delivery system, a consulting professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor at Forbes.

Dr. Jain will share an excerpt from his article, “The Racist Patient” and discuss:

  • The prescription for a medical culture that allows patients cross the line with racial discrimination
  • How to support all care providers with direct contact with difficult patients
  • Practitioner ideas and care delivery innovations to protect staff and provide better service
Cost: Complimentary

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