Diversity Dialogues

Our next Diversity Dialogue is...


Diversity and Inclusion: An Integrated Approach for Achieving Health Equity

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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



Ryan Parker

Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


As the diversity of America's population continues to increase, more and more opportunities are created for health care providers to ensure they are providing quality, safe, and culturally competent care for all patients. Increasing workforce diversity at all levels, operationalizing diversity efforts, integrating seamless patient data collection and engaging diverse communities is defining a new paradigm for health care delivery and improving the health status of communities at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH).


RWJUH felt that in order to best support this emerging paradigm, they needed to begin by diversifying their executive leadership team. In three years, the diversity of their executive leadership team increased by 28%.


With Medicare factoring into reimbursement penalties that hospitals can incur, it is imperative for the health care industry to raise the bar in identifying and closing gaps in health care delivery and outcomes; diversity is a driving factor in this.  Participants in this webinar will hear from one of the Institute’s “Best In Class” hospitals on how to leverage shared accountability, organizational goal alignment, and instituting employee diversity at all levels to remove barriers in providing safe, quality, and culturally competent care.



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Institute for Diversity Members: FREE

Non-Institute for Diversity Members: $99 (Join the Institute and the webinar is free - click here for more information regarding membership.)

If paying by check, please contact Pamela Janniere at 312-422-2691 or by email at pjanniere@aha.org.


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:  

MEMBERS ONLY*: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m. CT - TBA

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Ramanathan Raju, M.D. – President and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation


Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 p.m. CT - "Things to Know When Working With the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Video Interpretation and American Sign Language."

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: CyraCom International, Inc.

*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: February 26, 2015