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September 18, 2015

 



Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Webinar and HR Metrics Tool

The Importance of Community Development for Health
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 p.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters:
Gregory Kearns, director of planning, Stamford Health
Pamela Koprowski, public affairs counsel, Stamford Health
Vincent Tufo, executive director & CEO, Charter Oak Communities
Price: FREE but advanced registration is required. To register, click here.

It is certain that health status is profoundly influenced by the places in which people live, work and play. To improve the underlying drivers of population health, progressive communities are promoting safer neighborhoods, stable and affordable housing, sound environmental conditions and economic self-sufficiency.

In partnership with the Association for Community Health Improvement, this webinar highlights the Vita Health and Wellness initiative, Stamford, Conn., a community development effort between community stakeholders and Stamford Health. Register now.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the origins of the initiative including the roles of the hospital and public housing authority
  • Realize the role strategic partners play in driving change based on "collective impact" principles
  • Comprehend how the hospital's community health needs assessment identified the need for the Vita Health and Wellness initiative
  • Appreciate the importance of building community cohesion and broad, diverse stakeholder support

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IFD Webinar, Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) Fellowship and the #123forEquity Pledge

September Diversity Dialogue: Foundations of a Diversity Action Plan at an Academic Health Center
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters:
Leslie D. Garcia, acting chief diversity officer & assistant vice provost, Oregon Health and Science University
Michael Tom, director of affirmative action, Oregon Health and Science University
Price: Institute members FREE, Non-Institute members $99

This webinar will discuss how Oregon’s only academic health center, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), developed and implemented an institutional Diversity Action Plan (DAP). Selected strategies, templates and lessons essential to the success of diversity strategic planning will be shared. For more information and to register, click here.

Registration Ends Today! Develop Leadership Competencies Needed to Facilitate Change in Your Organization and Community
Today is the last day to register for the fifth cohort of the Institute’s Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) fellowship, designed to help diversity practitioners develop leadership competencies needed to bring about change in their organizations and communities. This 12-month fellowship includes online classes and on-site learning forums taught by some of the nation’s leading hospital-based diversity practitioners. Among other areas, the CDM provides strategies to promote a culturally competent workforce, enhance language services, decrease disparities and increase supplier diversity. The CDM is a recognized credential by the American Hospital Association, American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

For more information on the fellowship, click here or contact Craig Blassingame, Institute programs & operations specialist, at (312) 422-2693 or cblassingame@aha.org.

Take the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities
As our nation makes the demographic shift toward a minority-majority balance, the need to identify, address and eliminate disparities in health care is increasing. That’s why the American Hospital Association (AHA) is a partner in the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, along with the American College of Healthcare Executives, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Critical to this endeavor’s success is the support of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to achieving the three areas of the Call to Action: Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity and language preference data; increasing cultural competency training and increasing diversity in governance and leadership. To learn more, visit www.equityofcare.org.

Save the Date: 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference
Mark your calendars for the Institute’s 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference, June 21-22, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Institute’s biennial conference, the premier health services conference on managing diversity, features the latest information and trends in health care diversity and leadership as well as strategies for implementing diversity and inclusion practices to eliminate health care disparities. The Institute's conference provides unique opportunities for you to network with national diversity practitioners and health care executives, advance your leadership capabilities, gain access to valuable resources and tools for health care organizations and more.

For more information, including opportunities for sponsorship, please contact Jetaun Mallett, manager of operations and business development, at (312) 422-2692 or jmallett@aha.org.




School at IUPUI receives $1.9 million federal grant to increase diversity in health workforce
IUPUI
The Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has been awarded a three-year $1.9 million grant by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration to develop and implement the Indiana University Health Careers Opportunity Program. The initiative is designed to provide disadvantaged students with the academic and social skills to successfully graduate from health professions programs. The lack of diversity in the health care workforce and low minority student enrollment in health professions programs concern policy-makers and employers because it is essential to providing culturally competent care to the nation’s burgeoning minority communities.
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How hospitals can reap the benefits of supplier diversity
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To increase diversity and promote inclusion, hospitals and health care systems are establishing strategic goals for supplier diversity. These health care organizations are making a deliberate effort to establish goals, track data — including spending and costs savings — and reach out to minority- and women-owned businesses to improve access to economic opportunities.
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Women lag men in medical research funds and faculty posts
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Even though women now make up half of all U.S. medical school graduates, they remain much less likely than men to get research funding or become professors in medicine, two studies suggest.
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Diversity (or lack thereof) in the IT industry is big news; and companies like Intel, Facebook, Google and Twitter are announcing they'll make greater effort to attract, hire and retain candidates from underrepresented groups as well as publicly monitoring and tracking their results. But it seems some companies' initiatives are more successful than others. So what makes some firms so good at improving diversity?
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    Women entrepreneurship is growing, but still a long road ahead
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    It must be a sign of the times: More working women than ever are starting their own businesses. Recent data shows there were 9.9 million women-owned businesses in 2012, a 27.5 percent increase from 2007. Another finding: Minority women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs. The data showed Hispanic women-owned businesses grew by 87 percent in the same time period, while the number of companies owned by black women was up by 68 percent.
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