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Events In Health Disparities

March 2014 Webinars

Bruce Adelson's Federal Compliance Consulting LLC

    • Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
    • What is your Compliance Score? Take our test, based on actual federal cases. We examine federal disability and language mandates for hospitals, businesses, cities, counties, states, airports, transit, courts and more. Learn your compliance health from a former U.S. Department of Justice Senior Attorney. Make needed changes now before DOJ or a court orders you to make them.
      • Agenda:
        • Overview of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
        • How these laws apply to you - business, hospitals, courts, transit agencies, airports, local & state governments, etc.
        • Take our Compliance Test - Fact Based Scenarios of Real Federal Cases
        • Discussion of results
        • Best practice tips
        • Preparing for a federal investigation, inquiry, or "The Call" from DC - How to best respond
    • Take advantage of our early bird rate -$125.00 for completed registrations through February 28, 2014. $150.00 for completed registrations after February 28.

Maryland Women's Coalition for Healthcare Reform

  • Health Literacy: Helping Consumers Get it
    • March 17, 2014: 12:00pm- 1:30pm EST
    • This is the first of a two-part look at the issue of health literacy and consumers - both the current and newly insured.
      • It will answer the questions:
        • What is health literacy and how big is the problem at both the consumer and provider/healthcare system level?
        • Where is the problem? Are there geographical hotspots? 
        • Who does it impact, particularly within the context of care delivery?
        • What is the impact on health care? Cost? Quality? Safety? Access? Other?
        • How can we reach consumers and what is the message?
      • Speakers include:
        • Linda Aldoory, PhD.,Endowed Chair and Director of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy and Associate Professor in Behavioral & Community Health at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park.
        • Izione Silva, PhD., Language, Culture and Engagement Coach, Disparities National Coordinating Center, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence

  • Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Investing Outside Institutional Walls
    • March 19, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
    • A growing number of hospitals are engaged in community economic development, recognizing the importance of poverty, unemployment, environmental hazards and other social factors in determining health outcomes. This webinar, in collaboration with the Association for Community Health Improvement, brings together practitioners from three health systems leading the way in implementing inclusive economic development and investment strategies to create healthier communities. The discussion will use the findings of the Democracy Collaborative's "The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs," as a starting point to show how hospitals can expand their positive community impact with existing resources.
      • Learning Objectives
        • Introduce the concepts of anchor institutions and community wealth building;
        • Explore how inclusive economic development strategies can create healthier communities;
        • Promote innovative strategies for leveraging health system resources to benefit surrounding communities; and
        • Provide best practice examples to assist participants to develop efforts at home institutions.

The Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI)

  • Cultural Competence: From a Quality and Patient Safety Perspective
    • Thursday, March 20, 2014: 10:00am- 11:30am ET
    • The Maryland Healthcare Education Institute is teaming with the Georgia Hospital Association and is pleased to offer the webinar
      • It is projected that the US will attract one million immigrants a year, mostly of Latino or Asian origin. Because of the significant rise in immigrants, it is critical that hospitals have an effective diversity management program. Cultural competency is essential to close the disparities gap in healthcare. Healthcare services that are respectful and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients can bring about positive patient outcomes.
    • The fee is $175 per connection for MHEI members, $300 for non-members. One or more individuals from the same facility may participate for the same fee provided you are all at the same computer and/or phone line.