Diversity Dialogues

Our next Diversity Dialogue...


Going Beyond REaL Data Collection:
Collecting Social Determinants of Health

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CT


To effectively identify racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, it is essential that key elements such as patient race, ethnicity and language proficiency be collected routinely and then used to measure performance. There is now also great attention being given to the impact of social determinants on health disparities--including environmental factors, food insecurity, transportation and safe housing--among others. 

This joint webinar between the Institute for Diversity, HPOE and the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital will discuss strategies and approaches implemented by hospitals and health care systems to collect the social determinants of health, with the understanding that this information will be critical for population health efforts of health plans, hospitals and health centers nationwide.

This webinar is available free of charge but advanced registration is required. Please register click here.


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Upcoming Diversity Dialogues:   


Tuesday, March. 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. CT(1:00 ET) -  “Communication Strategies to Help Provide Culturally Responsive Patient-Centered Care”
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter:  Jeffrey Ring, PhD, Principal, Health Management Associates

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 ET) –  Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Presenter: Dr. Lori Marshall, Administrator, Patient Family Education and Resources, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles


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