Diversity Dialogue Series


June 26, 2017, Noon-1:30 p.m. CST

Aligning LGBT Cultural Competency to Improve Safety, Quality and Equity in Health Care



Participants will learn how to communicate in a way that is sensitive and inclusive for LGBTQ patients and families and learn about local and national LGBTQ health disparities and best practices in the care of LGBTQ patients.

A discussion on how hospitals and providers can provide inclusive communication and health needs for the field include: 

  1. LGBTQ Terminology
  2. Concepts of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI)
  3. LGBTQ Health Disparities/Health Equity
  4. Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) as Organizing Tool for Improvement
  5. Christiana Care Health System’s Journey in LGBTQ Health

Learning Outcomes:

Featured Presenters:

Timothy D. Rodden MDiv, MA, BCC, FACHE, System Coordinator, LGBTQ Health Initiatives and Director, Pastoral Services Christiana Care Health System, Co-Chair, United Way of Delaware PRIDE LGBTQ Health Equity Task Force
Nelson F. Sanchez, assistant professor of medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

PRICE: Complementary for Institute members, $99 for non-Institute members.

For more information, click here. To register, click here.



July 25, 2017, Noon-1:30 p.m. CST

Addressing Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Presented by CHRISTUS Health, a 2016 Equity of Care Honoree

Health disparities experienced by our minority communities, as well as the poor and underserved, continue to be a challenge for all health systems. This Diversity Dialogue will examine the interrelationships between diversity and inclusion, culturally competent care, community partnerships and population health strategies. Additionally, we will discuss metrics and incentives to help promote a culture of health equity, diversity and inclusion.

Learning Objectives:

Featured Speakers:

Price: Complimentary for Institute members, $99 for non-Institute members.


For questions about the Diversity Dialogue series, please contact Deborah Myles, project operations, at (312) 422-2693 or dmyles_tmp@aha.org.


Institute members receive free access to all Diversity Dialogue webinars.

For more information on membership with the Institute, please click here or contact Pamela Janniere at pjanniere@aha.org.