#123forEquity Training Symposiums
Improving Health Care Quality, Achieving Health Equity and Meeting the Goals of the #123forEquity Pledge
Next Training Symposium: March 30, 2017 - Baltimore, Maryland
The #123forEquity Training Symposiums were developed to help #123forEquity pledgers and endorsers successfully realize progress in three 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; and
- Increasing diversity in leadership and governance.
Hosted by state hospital associations, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) 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 #123 for Equity Road Show 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.
- Tomás León, President and CEO, Institute for Diversity in Health Management
- Joseph Betancourt, M.D., Founder and Director, Disparities Solutions Center
- Sharon Allen, Senior Executive Director of Operations, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management
- Aswita Tan-McGrory, Deputy Director, Disparities Solutions Center
Training Symposium – Baltimore, Maryland
Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Maryland State Hospital Association
6820 Deerpath Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Session One: The #123forEquity Pledge
- Disparities in Health, Health Care, and Root Causes
- Background on #123forEquity Pledge
- AHA-IFD Disparities and Diversity Benchmark Survey Results: Where are we now?
Session Two: Making a Case for Equity
- Linking Equity to Cost, Quality, Safety and Value
- Focus on how to secure buy-in from leadership and health care team
Breakout: Organizational Assessment
- Individuals or Team perform assessment of where they are on key aspects of #123forEquity Pledge; SWOT and map where they are and what they need to succeed
Session 3: Collecting Race/Ethnicity/Socio-Economic Demographic Data
- Overview of key strategies for collecting, stratifying and using data
Session 4: Developing Performance Reports
- Overview of key strategies for developing an Equity Dashboard/Report
Session 5: Creating a Diversity Inclusion Action Plan
- Overview of key strategies for developing diversity in governance and leadership
Session 6: Cultural Competence Training
- Overview of key strategies for cultural competence training of caregivers and staff
Breakout: Developing your Blueprint for Action
- Individuals or Teams a develop blueprint for action that they can share and present to their organizations; it might include a to-do list of key items and strategies.
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) 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 successfully meet the goals of the pledge.
Institute for Diversity in Health Management of the American Hospital Association (diversityconnection.org) is committed to expanding leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse individuals, and increasing the number if 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 (mghdisparitiessolutions.org) 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.