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Events In Health Disparities

Past Webinars in Health Disparities

Reducing Childhood Disparities: The Intersection between Pediatrics and Public Health

Monday, February 10, 2014: 12:00pm- 1:00pm ET

Target Audience: Child health serving professionals

Objectives: The webinar is designed to provide child health providers with an:

  • Overview of child health disparities and impact
  • How healthy are Maryland's children? - Presentation of data over the lifespan from birth to adolescence
  • Identification of stakeholders working on this challenging issue

Speakers/Panelists/Partners:

  • Maryland Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics - Diana Fertsch
  • Advocates for Children and Youth - Leigh Cobb, Al Passarella, Neha Trivedi
  • Pediatrics and Public Health Group of MD - Evonne Amaka Nwankwo-Igomu, Cheri Wilson, Jackie Dougé

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Beyond the Right Thing to Do: The Legal Case for CLAS Implementation

Tuesday, December 3, 2013: 3:00pm- 4:30pm ET

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the new CLAS standards and their connection to federal law, especially Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  • Discuss how CLAS compliance is an integral part of an overall federal civil rights compliance policy,
  • Demonstrate how CLAS Compliance can help protect organizations from intentional discrimination and medical malpractice liability.

Presenter:

  • Bruce L. Edelson, Esq., CEO of Federal Compliance Consulting LLC
    • Bruce L. Adelson, Esq, CEO of Federal Compliance Consulting LLC, is nationally recognized for his compliance expertise concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and federal voting laws. Mr. Adelson is a former U.S Department of Justice Senior Attorney. During his Justice career, Mr. Adelson had national enforcement responsibility for myriad federal laws. Federal Compliance Consulting LLC provides consultation and training services across the United States.
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    • Mr. Adelson has shared his expertise with many organizations as a speaker. He is the author of: Title VI, Limited English Proficiency and the Public Lawyer; What You Need to Know to Comply With a Broader Americans with Disabilities Act; Minority Language Election Rules and the Public Lawyer; Bailout from the Voting Rights Act: A Reward for Complying with Federal Law, all published by the American Bar Association; and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - A Compliance Primer for Health Care Providers, published by Commerce Clearing House.

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Out2Enroll: The Affordable Care Act and the LGBT Community

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm ET

Learning Objectives: 
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the major health and health care access disparities affecting the LGBT population, including specific subpopulations such as transgender people 
  • Describe the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have particular relevance for addressing these disparities 
  • Explain specific strategies that consumer assistance personnel and other health reform implementors can use to effectively connect with LGBT community members 

Presenter:

  • Kellan E. Baker, MPH, MA, Center for American Progress
    • Kellan Baker is Associate Director of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress, where his work includes improving data collection about LGBT populations, working with the Department of Health and Human Services on a range of LGBT health policy priorities, and advancing gay and transgender issues internationally. In addition to his federal policy work, Kellan directs the LGBT State Exchanges Project, which partners with LGBT and consumer  health advocates in numerous states to advance health equity for LGBT communities in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The project focuses on insurance market reforms, consumer engagement, and data collection in the establishment of the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, as well as the expansion of Medicaid. Through CAP and the LGBT State Exchanges Project, Kellan is also a founding steering committee member of Out2Enroll, an initiative that seeks to connect LGBT community members with their new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. Kellan holds a B.A. with high honors from Swarthmore College and an M.P.H. in global public health policy and an M.A. in international development from George Washington University, where he was elected to the Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society. 

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Hospitals and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 3:00pm- 4:30pm ET

How will hospitals be affected?
The role of health literacy and culture in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Is there Medicaid expansion in your state?
If so, how will hospitals be affected?

Presenters:

  • Andrea Thompson, Founder and President of Marblestone Consulting Group.
    • Andrea Thompson is founder and president of Marblestone Consulting Group, a management consulting firm located in Marlton, New Jersey. Marblestone specializes in cultural health literacy, health insurance literacy, cultural competency assessment and training for healthcare organizations, language access plans and organizational effectiveness. Andrea has over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry, where she gained a reputation as a strategist and human capital specialist for pharmaceutical leader Merck & Company Inc. Her depth and versatility enabled her to serve in multiple leadership roles across the company, where she routinely demonstrated strategic vision and creative problem solving skills. 
  • Michael Thompson, Director of Business Development for Marblestone Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting firm.
    • Michael Thompson is Director of Business Development for Marblestone Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting firm. Michael specializes in Sales, Marketing and Training, and brings over 20 years of corporate experience from a variety of management consulting and healthcare roles. Michael is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and curriculum designer having covered such topics as, Effective Presentation Skills, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Diversity and Inclusion, Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and High-Performance Team Building. Known for his engaging and versatile style, Michael successfully facilitated hundreds of sessions for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. 

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What Healthcare Providers Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 3:00pm- 4:30pm ET

Andrea and Michael Thompson of Marblestone Consulting Group  answer the following questions:

How will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change health care in America?
How will the ACA affect you and your family?
How will it affect your work in the healthcare industry?

Presenters:

  • Andrea Thompson, Founder and President of Marblestone Consulting Group.
    • Andrea Thompson is founder and president of Marblestone Consulting Group, a management consulting firm located in Marlton, New Jersey. Marblestone specializes in cultural health literacy, health insurance literacy, cultural competency assessment and training for healthcare organizations, language access plans and organizational effectiveness. Andrea has over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry, where she gained a reputation as a strategist and human capital specialist for pharmaceutical leader Merck & Company Inc. Her depth and versatility enabled her to serve in multiple leadership roles across the company, where she routinely demonstrated strategic vision and creative problem solving skills. 
  • Michael Thompson, Director of Business Development for Marblestone Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting firm.
    • Michael Thompson is Director of Business Development for Marblestone Consulting Group, a healthcare consulting firm. Michael specializes in Sales, Marketing and Training, and brings over 20 years of corporate experience from a variety of management consulting and healthcare roles. Michael is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and curriculum designer having covered such topics as, Effective Presentation Skills, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Diversity and Inclusion, Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and High-Performance Team Building. Known for his engaging and versatile style, Michael successfully facilitated hundreds of sessions for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.

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"What's New in the National CLAS Standards?"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 3:00 PM -4:00 ET

The Office of Minority Health released the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care on April 24, 2013 at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC. Visit the Think Cultural Health website to view the Standards and download the Blueprint for guidance and implementation strategies. Watch a video of the event, featuring Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health and Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health.

Presenter:

  • Darci L. Graves MPP, MA, MA, Senior Health Education and Policy Specialist
    Health Determinants & Disparities Practice, SRA International, Inc.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define culture and health as detailed in the National CLAS Standards,
  • Describe the target audiences and intended recipients of the National CLAS Standards,
  • Describe key differences between the 2000 and 2013 iterations of the National CLAS Standards, and
  • Access resources on how to implement the National CLAS Standards.

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"Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Cultural Competence Webinar Series"
Part 3: Clinical Skills for the Care of Transgender Individuals

Thursday, July 11, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Building on the first two parts of GLMA’s cultural competence webinar series exploring the health concerns and healthcare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, Part 3 will focus on clinical skills for the care of transgender individuals, including behavioral health. The webinar will be framed using GLMA’s "Top Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with Their Health Providers," an evidence-based patient education resource. During this 90-minute webinar, the presenters will provide clinical best practices on salient health issues for the transgender population.

All are welcome to participate; however, if you did not participate in the first and second webinars in this series, you are highly encouraged to view them at: http://www.glma.org and http://www.hopkinshealthdisparities.org.

Co-presenters:

  • Becky Allison, MD, Cardiologist, Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona; Immediate Past President, GLMA
  • Randi Ettner, PhD, President, The New Health Foundation Worldwide; Board Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify the top health issues transgender individuals should discuss with their provider and the provider should be able to care for with transgender patients/clients;
• Describe the general types of transgender hormonal and other medical management, modes of administration and follow-up monitoring;
• Define ways to improve a transgender individual’s ability to communicate effectively with healthcare providers; and
• Identify social and emotional issues that may adversely affect a transgender individual’s health and well-being.

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“Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Cultural Competence Webinar Series”
Did you miss the November 15th webinar? Attend an encore presentation!!!
Part 2: Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for LGBT People and Families

Part 2 will focus on creating a welcoming and safe healthcare environment. The webinar content has broad relevance to clinicians, administrators, researchers and academics alike.

In partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Presenter
• Nathan Levitt, RN, Community Outreach and Resource Nurse
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York, NY
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EST

Also, presented on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

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“A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach to Organizational Cultural Competence”

Co-presenters:

  • Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) and the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH)
  • Cheri C. Wilson, Faculty Research Associate, HCHDS, and Program Director, Culture-Quality-Collaborative at JHBSPH

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EST

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“Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Cultural Competence Webinar Series”

Part 1: Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People: An Introduction

In partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Co-presenters:

  • Jason S. Schneider, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Director-at-Large, GLMA
  • Gal Mayer, MD, Medical Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Director-at-Large, GLMA


Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST

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Economic Burden of Health Inequalities

Co-presenters:

  • Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) and the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH)
  • Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Advancing LGBT Patient-Centered Care: Strategies to Create an Inclusive Environment

Co-presenters:

Featured Speakers

  • Amy Wilson-Stronks, Independent Advocate, Consultant, and Researcher
  • Tom Sullivan, Deputy Director, Family Project, Human Rights Campaign

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Inclusion: 21st Century Challenges for Healthcare Organizations

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Co-presenters:

  • Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) and the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH)
  • Cheri C. Wilson, Faculty Research Associate, HCHDS, and Program Director, Culture-Quality-Collaborative at JHBSPH

Webinar Recording (coming soon)

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