2017 Regional Symposiums

With an increasingly diverse U.S. population and substantial evidence of racial and ethnic disparities in health care, it is critically important that health care professionals be specifically educated to address issues of culture in an effective manner. Disparities impede a health care organization's ability to deliver equitable care and improve population health. The Institute's regional symposiums discuss national and local initiatives that increase cultural competency within health care organizations to eliminate disparities in care.

 

Aligning Cultural Competency to Improve Safety, Quality and Equity Hosted at the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) Conference

March 2017 - Denver, Colorado

 

Featured Presenter:

Cheri Wilson, MA, MHS, CPHQ

Diversity and inclusion, cultural and linguistic

competence and health equity subject matter expert



During the recent ACHI Conference, the Institute hosted an interactive symposium highlighting the intersection of cultural competency, equity, quality and safety. Attendees shared actionable strategies, exchanged leading best practices and networked during this productive session.

 

Available Resource: Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

 

Learning Objectives:

•Define health and health care disparities, health equity, social determinants of health and unconscious bias.

•Identify the business case for health equity as a crosscutting component of patient safety and quality.

•Discuss how to make equity actionable.

•Gain practical knowledge of how cultural competence can be used to improve the safety, quality and patient experience outcomes.

 


Regional Symposium Workshop: Aligning Cultural Competency to Improve Safety, Quality and Equity Hosted at the American Organization of Nurse Executives annual meeting. March 2017 - Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Featured speakers, Marilyn Dabady Lynk, executive director at Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity and Wellness, and Timothy D. Rodden, director, pastoral services system coordinator, LGBTQ Health Initiatives Christiana Care Health System, led a discussion on how cultural competency can reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and improve safety, quality and patient experience outcomes in health care.

Available Resource: Injustice at Every Turn

 

Discuss practical strategies of how cultural competence can decrease racial and ethnic disparities, and improve safety, quality and patient experience outcomes in health care.

 


Need more information? Interested in symposium sponsorship opportunities? 

Please contact Jetaun Mallett at (312) 422-2692 or jmallett@aha.org.