#123forEquity Training Symposiums

Improving Health Care Quality, Achieving Health Equity and Meeting the Goals of the #123forEquity Pledge

Next Training Symposium: July 27, 2017 - San Diego, California 

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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:

  1. Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference data and other social-economic data;
  2. Increasing cultural competency training; and 
  3. 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:

Program Overview:

 Featured Faculty:



Joseph Betancourt, M.D.
Founder and Director, Disparities Solutions Center
Aswita Tan-McGrory
Deputy Director, Disparities Solutions Center


Training Symposium – San Diego, California

Date: Thursday, July 27

Time: 8:00 am – Noon PT


Manchester Grand Hyatt

1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101



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 Alliance

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.