Equity of Care Training
Upcoming Training Symposiums:
September 13, 2018
Glen Allen, VA
Hosted by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
VHHA Conference Center
4200 Innslake Drive, 1st Floor
Glen Allen, VA 23060
November 8, 2018
Rensselaer, New York
VHHA Conference Center
One Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Empire Symposium Registration Link Coming Soon
The Equity of Care Training Symposiums were developed to help Equity of Care pledgers and endorsers successfully realize progress in four key areas that will provide the greatest opportunities for hospitals and health systems to improve the equity of health care delivered by:
- Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference data and other social-economic data;
- Increasing cultural competency training;
- Increasing diversity in leadership and governance; and
- Improve and strengthen community partnerships.
Hosted by state hospital associations, the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (Institute) and the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) are jointly conducting regional training sessions over the next two years to provide strategies that help hospitals and health systems to effectively achieve the goals of the #123forEquity pledge. The day-long curriculum will focus on execution strategies for each component of the pledge. Health care leaders will be able to implement these solid strategies at their hospitals and health systems to improve health care quality, increase diversity and inclusion, and achieve health equity for all.
Who should attend?
Hospital leaders charged with the management of their organization’s #123forEquity pledge activities. The #123forEquity training series is being held in conjunction with the Disparities Solutions Center and the state hospital association.
Training Session Objectives
- Provide training tools to meet the #123forEquity Pledge
- Assist teams to develop a blueprint for action
- Explore lessons learned and successful models
- Understanding and making a case for equity
- Developing key strategies for collecting, stratifying and using data and for providing cultural competence training of caregivers and staff
- Developing take away tools for an Equity Performance Dashboard/Report, creating a Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan and Blueprint for Action.
Cynthia Washington Interim President and CEO, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity Joseph Betancourt, M.D. Founder and Director, Disparities Solutions Center Aswita Tan-McGrory
Interim President and CEO, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
Joseph Betancourt, M.D.
Founder and Director, Disparities Solutions Center
Aswita Tan-McGroryDeputy Director, Disparities Solutions Center
(Agenda may vary)
Session 1: The #123forEquity Pledge
Session 2: Breakout - Organizational Assessment
Session 3: Collecting Race/Ethnicity/Socio-Economic Demographic Data
Session 4: Creating a Diversity Inclusion Action Plan
Session 5: Cultural Competence Training
The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) are partnering to provide practical, actionable strategies to meet the goals of the #123forEquity pledge by conducting regional training hosted by state hospital associations. These two organizations have deep expertise in diversity, quality and equity and are uniquely positioned to prepare hospitals to meet the goals of the pledge successfully.
Institute for Diversity and Health Equity of the American Hospital Association is committed to expanding leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse individuals, and increasing the number of these individuals entering and advancing in the field. It is our vision when leadership reflects the communities it serves it will result in the delivery of high-value, culturally competent health care for all.
The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to improve quality, eliminate racial and ethnic disparities, and achieve equity in health care in a time of rapid transformation.