Change the Face of Health Care Leadership

July 28, 2014

A recent Institute for Diversity in Health Management (Institute) survey found that minorities now make up 37 percent of the U.S. population, but hold just 14 percent of hospital board member positions and 12 percent of executive leadership roles. In addition, only 17 percent of first and midlevel management jobs are filled by minorities. Health care organizations with strong diversity strategies can positively impact their local community’s overall health by helping to eliminate health disparities and reducing the cost of care. As the number of minority patients continues to increase, the need for leadership that reflects the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the communities they serve has never been greater.

To help the health care field accomplish this, the Institute, in collaboration with Georgetown University and the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare, has developed a comprehensive diversity management program designed to help diversity practitioners develop leadership competencies needed to bring about change in their organizations and communities.  Registration is now open for the second cohort of students in the Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) program . This 12-month blended curriculum provides leaders with strategies to promote a culturally competent workforce, enhance language services, decrease disparities and increase supplier diversity, among other areas. The CDM is a recognized credential by the American Hospi­tal Association, American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

Registration is open through October 10, but limited space is available – secure your 2014-2015 position today! For more information on the program, click here or contact Craig Blassingame, Institute programs and operations specialist, at (312) 422-2693 or at cblassingame@aha.org.

 




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