CDM: Coursework & Curriculum


Coursework

 

The coursework for the CDM is designed to meet the needs and schedules of working professionals. The curriculum was developed by the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare (ALCDH), a subsidiary of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. While some diversity certificate programs concentrate on diversity theory, the CDM content and learning experiences included in this blended program are focused on the practice of diversity management in today's health care organizations.  We use action-based research and knowledge and teach practical applications from the field.  During the 12-month program, students will complete a brief orientation; attend two on-site residencies; and complete nine courses.

The final capstone project for the course is the "Diversity/Disparities Action Plan." This is a strategic, action-oriented roadmap for the change needed to address health care disparities and diversity issues in each student's institution and community. This plan uses applied learning and serves as the major integrating activity for the program and the content of each module. This is a deliverable of great value for the students’ health care organization.

 

Program Curriculum

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1. 21st Century Health Care

2. Strategic Development and Implementation

3. Legal/Regulatory and Ethical Issues

4. Community Assessment, Data Analysis and Strategic Planning

5. Diversity and Talent Management

6. Cultural Competency and Health Care Disparities: Safety, Quality and Equity

7. Language Services and Quality

8. Supplier Diversity

9. Diversity Marketing and Communications


Program Curriculum Descriptions


1. 21st Century Health Care


2. Strategic Development and Implementation


3. Legal/Regulatory and Ethical Issues


4. Community Assessment, Data Analysis and Strategic Planning


5. Diversity and Talent Management

 


6. Cultural Competency and Health Care Disparities: Safety, Quality and Equity


7. Language Services and Quality


8. Supplier Diversity

 


9. Diversity Marketing and Communications


For more information, contact Jetaun Mallett, at (312) 422-2692 or ifd-cdm@aha.org.