Upcoming Webinars and Events

April 12, 2018

With an ever-changing health care landscape, one thing is certain, organizations must adapt and continuously improve performance in a value driven health care system. In this webinar, Dr. Byron Scott, Deputy Chief Health Officer with Simpler Consulting, IBM Watson Health and Board member with the American Association for Physician Leadership, will discuss why it is critical for physicians to be actively involved in health care performance improvement, why they must develop competencies to lead change in health care systems, and discuss examples how a management system can engage physicians and other stakeholders in performance improvement.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why performance improvement is critical in the current health system landscape.
  • Understand the role of physicians and needed competencies in performance improvement
  • Understand what health care performance improvement is and the critical areas to focus on
  • Review case studies of a management system approach to health care performance improvement.






The first in the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series by The Democracy Collaborative, Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community, explores how health systems can develop an inclusive, local hiring pipeline through creating more external community connections and internal career paths. In the process, they can leverage already existing resources to positively impact the health and well-being of underserved neighborhoods and communities of color, while meeting institutional workforce needs and better positioning the health system within a changing reimbursement environment.

This webinar will include an overview of this resource by David Zuckerman, Director for Healthcare Engagement for The Democracy Collaborative, who will share how health systems can implement “outside in” and “inside up” strategies for local hiring policy and become a more intentional anchor to better the welfare of the low-income communities they serve. Debbi Perkul, former Senior Workforce Development Strategist at University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio, will share her experience there, where she pioneered this approach and share lessons learned for others getting started. UH is working in partnership with community-based organizations to connect local and diverse residents from disinvested neighborhoods surrounding the institution to available frontline positions, and then intentionally aligning internal career development and advancement opportunities.

The webinar is co-sponsored by the AHA Workforce Center and the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI).





Lupus in the Veteran Community

Friday, April 27, 2018; 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET (3:00 pm CT)


Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation has developed our first nationally released CME accredited webinar, Lupus in the Veteran Community, available free to all registrants.  

Lupus is just one of the ticking time bombs in the veteran community, where incidence has been linked to PTSD. According to one Harvard researcher, women with probable PTSD have an almost threefold higher risk of lupus. Nine out of ten people with lupus are women of childbearing age (15 – 44). Lupus affects people of African, Asian or Native American descent two to three times as often as people of European descent.  


In the live one-hour webinar, Dr. Diane L. Kamen, MD, MSCR, one of the nation’s foremost experts on lupus, will provide an overview of this mysterious and debilitating autoimmune disorder and its often overlooked correlation to PTSD in our nation’s veterans. Attendees will take away valuable insights into diagnosis and treatment. 

The first of ten of these webinars—open to the first 150 registrants—will be held Friday, April 27, from 4 - 5 pm (EST).   Please see the attached brochure for the other scheduled dates as well as more information about the Webinar.


Since veterans are throughout our entire healthcare system, virtually every healthcare professional—not only physicians, but PAs, nurse practitioners and other providers— serves those who have served.  I strongly encourage you to inform them of this valuable opportunity.



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