2013 Healthcare Event Presentations

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Eliminating Health Disparities

Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Culturally Competent Patient CareRace/Ethnicity

Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Senior Vice President, Office of Community and Public Health and Chief Diversity Officer, North ShoreLIJ Health System

Dr. Richard Amiraian, Corporate Vice President for Primary Care, Continuum Health Partners

Dr. Naa-Abia Casely-Hayford, Associate Chief of Ambulatory Care, St. Luke’sRoosevelt Hospital

Culturally Competent Patient CareReligion

Mark Fowler, Managing Director of Programs, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Judith Natale Sabino, MPH, Diversity/Cultural Liaison, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Culturally Competent CareLGBT Patients

Donnie Perkins, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, University Hospitals

Shane Snowdon, Director, Health and Aging Program, Human Rights Campaign

HCAHPS: Why an Engaged Workforce Yields Maximum Reimbursement Dollars

Misty Hathaway, Director of Marketing and Administrator for the Office of International Alliances, Mayo Clinic

Driving Clinical Excellence Through Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Ronald Copeland, Senior Vice President, National Diversity Strategy & Policy and Chief Diversity Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Diversity in Clinical TrialsImproving Research Outcomes, Targeted Drug Development

Dr. Coleman Obasaju, Senior Medical Director, Lilly Oncology and Global Leader, Diversity in Clinical Research, Eli Lilly and Company

Reducing the Black and Latino Physician Shortage

Dr. Maia McCuiston Jackson, Physician Director of Multicultural Services, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Quantifying Health Disparities and Linking Multicultural Marketing To Sales

Steven Millerman, CEO, Prime Access

Panel: Resource GroupsBuilding Engagement and Culturally Competent Care

Nancy Di Dia, Executive Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Boehringer Ingelheim

Le Joyce Naylor, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Cleveland Clinic

Tracy Edmonds, Director, HR and Diversity, WellPoint

Improving Patient Medication Adherence: The Role of the Retail Pharmacy and Retail Clinics

Anita M. Allemand, PharmD., Vice President, Product Innovation and Management, CVS Caremark

How Hospitals Develop Supplier-Diversity Initiatives

Dr. Glenn Croxton, Director, Vendor Compliance and Management, Henry Ford Health System

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