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November 2013 Webinars


Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Promise Zomes- Rebuilding Communities for Health Equity

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 4:00pm ET

A child’s zip code should never determine her destiny; but today, the neighborhood she grows up in impacts her odds of graduating high school, her health outcomes, and her lifetime economic opportunities.   Since 2009, the President has provided proven tools to combat poverty, investing more than $350 million in 100 of the nation's persistent pockets of poverty. 
Building on those efforts is the Promise Zones initiative where the federal government will partner with and invest in communities to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety.  The Obama Administration will designate 20 communities over the next four years – including five this year – with an intensive and layered approach to revitalizing communities.
In this Web Forum, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and PolicyLink will discuss their partnership on raising public awareness about this promising new initiative, in addition to laying the framework on how community revitalization can promote health equity.
On this Web Forum we will:

  • To inform communities and stakeholder organizations across the country about the Administration’s Promise Zones Initiative to increase knowledge of and support for the initiative
  • Help frame this work within the larger health equity movement
  • Why PolicyLink and Joint Center are involved in this effort

Judith Bell, MPA
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director
Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Autumn Saxton-Ross, Ph.D.
Program Director
Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Luke Tate
Senior Policy Advisor
White House Domestic Policy Council

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Complimentary Best Practices Webinar

Increasing Your Impact on the Business and Organization Through Innovation

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 2:00pm ET


Philip Berry

Philip Berry is the Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils. He is the former Vice President of Global Workplace Initiatives and Corporate Officer for Colgate-Palmolive. Philip led the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce. He was responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating diversity and inclusion strategies on a global basis, along with EEO government compliance.

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Everyone wants to be innovative but we don't always know how. We have a workshop which outlines how ERG's can utilize innovation techniques to increase their impact on the business.

In this webinar we will outline 3 out of 6 very specific innovation techniques which participants can put to immediate use.

Participants will benefit if they come with a problem they want to solve or an issue they want to address which enables them to make practical use of the tools.

RSVP by November 10th
To reserve your space for this event, click here. You will receive an email confirmation complete with event details.

Hosted by the Association of ERGs & Councils


Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Hispanics and Hepatitis: What You Need To Know

Monday, November 18, 2013, 2:00pm-3:00pm ETThis webinar will highlight factors affecting early diagnosis, disease progression and timely treatment for Hispanics, including barriers in access to quality care, common co-morbidities, patient awareness, education, and language barriers.  

Presenters will share strategies to raise awareness about viral hepatitis among Latinos; benefits of prevention, testing, education; and bring attention to related health issues, such as HIV co-infection, diabetes, obesity, and behavioral health issues, such as substance use/abuse.


Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH
Division of Viral Hepatitis
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Yonette F. Thomas, PhD
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

José Bordon, MD, PhD, AAHIVS
Department of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Corinna Dan, RN, MPH
Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor
Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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For additional information or questions, email Victor Olano:


Developing an Effective Health Care Workforce Plan
Featuring Insights from Fairview Health Services
Tuesday, November, 19, 1 p.m. ET

Health care organizations should evaluate their workforce planning models annually and adjust them in order to meet ever-changing needs. When doing this evaluation, it is important to consider the future strategic direction of the organization and how this direction impacts workforce needs. At the same time, the “big picture” should always be kept in mind — including considerations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how team-based care will impact your plan.

The American Hospital Association will share key components needed for developing your plan, items to consider as part of your overall strategy and suggestions for partnering with your community to solve your workforce challenges. Also hear from Fairview Health Services about its journey to improve the organization's workforce planning system and its involvement with the state of Minnesota to improve Fairview’s data collection and statewide collaboration on workforce issues.

Attendees will receive a copy of the "Developing an Effective Health Care Workforce Planning Model" white paper and assessment tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Key components of an effective workforce planning model
  • How to link the workforce plan with the organization’s business strategy
  • Ideas for preparing for future talent needs

Laura Beeth, System Director, Talent Acquisition, Fairview Health Services
Stephanie H. Drake, MBA, Senior Executive Director, American Hospital Association

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