Videos: 2013 Healthcare Event Presentations
FREE previews of all presentations from DiversityInc's September 2013 event, "Culturally Competent Healthcare: How Diversity Creates Better Patient Outcomes."
On Sept. 24, 2013, healthcare industry leaders gathered at DiversityInc's special event, "Culturally Competent Healthcare: How Diversity Creates Better Patient Outcomes," to discuss health disparities, supplier diversity, clinical trials, Black and Latino physician shortages, and other issues facing patient care today.
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Dr. Jennifer Mieres: Senior Vice President, Office of Community & Public Health and Chief Diversity Officer - North Shore-LIJ Health System
Dr. Richard Amiraian: Corporate Vice President for Primary Care - Continuum Health Partners
Dr. Naa-Abia Casely-Hayford: Associate Medical Director, Ambulatory Care Services, Medical Director, Employee Health Services - St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Learn how to best understand patient values and beliefs, attract and retain representative staffs, and mobilize outreach for sustainable wellness programs.
Mark Fowler: Managing Director of Programs - Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Judith Natale Sabino: Diversity/Cultural Liaison - Lehigh Valley Health Network
More than 40 percent of patients make medical decisions based on religious beliefs but only 9 percent of physicians ask patients about their religious needs. How can hospitals eliminate this gap?
Misty Hathaway: Director of Marketing and Administrator for the Office of International Alliances - Mayo Clinic
Learn how hospitals are using D&I to increase and measure employee engagement to ensure better HCAHPS results.
Dr. Ronald Copeland: Senior Vice President, National Diversity Strategy & Policy and Chief Diversity Officer - Kaiser Permanente
How diversity and inclusion has helped Kaiser Permanente improve the quality of care that the organization delivers to patients.
Dr. Coleman Obasaju: Senior Medical Director, Lilly Oncology and Global Leader, Diversity in Clinical Research - Eli Lilly and Company.
Learn how pharmaceutical leaders are partnering with not-for-profits to elicit specific information that will improve outcomes for Black, Latino and Asian populations for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Maia McCuiston Jackson: Physician Director of Multicultural Services - Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
What can hospitals do to create a pipeline of physicians from these groups and to effectively recruit and retain them?
Steve Millerman: CEO - Prime Access
Tracking multicultural marketing investments and measuring ROI is no longer an impossibility.
Nancy Di Dia: Executive Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement - Boehringer Ingelheim
Le Joyce Naylor: Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion - Cleveland Clinic
Tracy Edmonds: Director, HR & Diversity - WellPoint
How resource groups improve outcomes by providing services such as translations, cultural intelligence and connections to community organizations; providing opportunities for recruitment, retention and development of employees; and helping build stronger partnerships with communities.
Anita M. Allemand: Vice President, Product Innovation and Management - CVS Caremark
Learn how cultural competence among pharmacists can impact patient adherence to medication and treatment.
Dr. Glenn Croxton: Director, Vendor Compliance and Management - Henry Ford Health System
How are hospitals growing supplier-diversity efforts to mirror the increasing diversity of their patient base and using these efforts to strengthen community ties?
Dr. Joseph Betancourt: Director, The Disparities Solutions Center – Massachusetts General Hospital
What strategies are hospitals, health insurers and pharmas implementing to encourage effective cross-cultural care that will reduce disparities? What types of educational tools are most effective?
In interviews with DiversityInc, event speakers and participants discussed the importance of culturally competent healthcare and initiatives that their companies are taking on to reduce health disparities and improve patient care.
Dr. Ronald Copeland, Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Gary Butts, Mount Sinai Ichan School of Medicine
Dr. Jeanne Varrone, Boehringer Ingelheim
Not only was he clearly identifiable, but officers on the scene knew Jemel Roberson. A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against "Officer John Doe" and Midloathian Village.
Jemel Roberson, age 26, shot and killed on Sunday by a white cop in a Chicago suburb, was wearing a hat that said "SECURITY" on it, clearly identifying himself as an ally to the police.
Officers circled his body in video footage, after telling the unnamed officer, who is a four-year veteran of the force, that Roberson was "one of us."
A Midlothian officer used excessive force when he killed an on-duty armed guard while responding to a shots fired call at a bar in Robbins, IL, a lawsuit was filed against the cop and village. “Other officers knew him and screamed out he's one of us," says witness.#JemelRoberson pic.twitter.com/RySvFK7kYw
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) November 13, 2018
The medical examiner in Cook County ruled Roberson's death a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds.
Beatrice Roberson, Jemel's mother, retained attorney Gregory Kulis who filed a civil rights lawsuit against "Officer John Doe" and the Village of Midloathian on Monday claiming the officer's actions were "intentional, willful and wanton" and that the shooting was "unprovoked," "unjustified" and "unreasonable."
"Jemel was trying to save people's lives," said Kulis. "He was working security. A shooting had just taken place inside the establishment. So he was doing his job and holding onto somebody until somebody arrived. And a police officer, it's our feeling didn't make the proper assessment and fired and killed Jemel."
Midloathian police expressed "heartfelt condolences" in a statement to the family.
Sherriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said the man shot by police, "turned out to be a guy working security for the bar."
Roberson was the father of a nine-month-old son with Avontea Boose, and was planning on getting an apartment for his family with his earnings from the job, according to Rev. Marvin Hunter, who also said Roberson was a promising keyboard player at several churches including his, and "an upstanding man."
Hunter is the great uncle of Laquan McDonald who was also killed by police in Chicago in 2014.
A vigil held outside Manny's on Monday was wrought with expressions of frustration, grief, and demands for action:
"Why? Why did you kill him?" Roberson's cousin, Candace Ousley asked. "It doesn't make sense. The police officer just saw a black man. I believe if he was indeed white, he'd be alive."
Another man at the vigil said, "This was not reckless policing, this was homicidal policing. They saw a black man with a gun. If he did not have a gun, his black skin made him a weapon.
"As a community, we demand respectful engagement. We want the police to treat our people with just a certain amount of dignity and respect. They patrol the Black community like some . . . Gestapo being judge, jury and executioner."
Another vigil attendee, Harvey Alderman Keith Price, called on State's Attorney Kim Foxx to open an investigation into the shooting.
"This could have been my son. This could have been any one of our sons," Price said. "So Kim Foxx, do the right thing, open up a full out investigation. That's what you got elected for."
Lane Tech College Prep, where Roberson graduated from, tweeted a remembrance of Roberson:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the tragic passing of 2010 Lane Tech graduate and Lane Tech Basketball alumn, Jemel Roberson. We pass along our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jemel. Jemel had a big smile and a bigger heart. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/gpdrI6qQtc
— Lane Tech Basketball (@LaneTechHoops) November 12, 2018
Jemel Roberson Remembered By Friends www.youtube.com
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New study shows women of color have a 70 percent higher rate of major birth problems, even when they suffer the same health ailments as white women.
The University of Michigan released a study that shows women of color have higher rates of major birth problems. Many required emergency treatment such as blood transfusions — a staggering three-quarters of cases —for women suffering a serious hemorrhage.
The study of 40,873 women between 2012-2015 revealed Black women had 70 percent higher rate of severe birth-related health issues than white women, and that a disparity existed in terms of needing life-saving treatment—50.5 Black mothers vs. 40.9 white mothers per 10,000.
Black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as their white counterparts, according to the C.D.C.
"Celebrities like Serena Williams who have shared their birth-related emergency stories publicly have drawn the national spotlight to the urgent need to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care for women around the time of delivery. To drive and target those changes, we need specific data like these," said Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., the study's lead author.
Williams, who has a history of blood clots, began feeling short of breath in the hospital the day after her daughter Alexis Olympia was born. A nurse said her pain medication was likely confusing her, but Williams was persistent and it saved her life.
"Situations like these are often considered near misses, and looking at them allows us to get a better picture of who the high-risk women really are," said Admon, an obstetrician at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, and a member of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.
All women who had chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, depression or substance use issues before giving birth had a higher risk for the continuation of those problems post-child birth, but women of color with two or more conditions were two to three times more likely to have major birth problems than white women.
White women had higher rates of depression and substance use issues than any other group, but the risk for birth problems was lower than women of color with the same health issues.
While Medicaid pays for almost two-thirds of all births among women of color, access to care is another issue that affects births and post birth health. Medicaid pays for more than a third of births of white and Asian women.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Blacks and Latinos were more likely than whites to face barriers in access to health care.
Between 2013 and 2015, disparities with whites narrowed for Blacks and Latinos in states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA, including the percentage of uninsured working-age adults, the percentage who skipped care because of costs, and the percentage who lacked a regular care provider.
Medicaid pays for most procedures for women of color.
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Witnesses say they heard the officer say, "Let me in. Let me in."
Botham "Bo" Jean was killed around 10 p.m. on Thursday night by Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas police department, who just ended her shift and returned to her apartment complex.
The 911 call said she cried after shooting Jean in the chest, and apologized saying she thought it was her apartment. Her arrest warrant says that Guyger reports drawing her gun when she saw a figure in the dark apartment, giving verbal commands—which were ignored—and then firing two shots.
But witnesses, according to the family lawyers, say that they heard sounds and talking that contradict that report.
"They heard knocking down the hallway followed by a woman's voice that they believe to be officer Guyger saying, 'Let me in. Let me in,'" attorney Lee Merritt said.
After the gunshots, a man's voice was heard.
"What we believe to be the last words of Botham Jean which was 'Oh my god, why did you do that?'" Merritt said.
There were two witnesses, Caitlyn Simpson and Yasmine Hernandez, that heard a lot of noise on the fourth floor that night, including 'police talk', like: "Open up!"
There was also a video taken by witnesses of Jean being rolled out on a stretcher, with EMS performing chest compressions on him.
Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson is collecting all of the evidence before presenting to a grand jury, which could decide to up the charges to murder.
"We're going to unravel what we need to unravel, unturn what we need to unturn, and present a full case to the grand jury of Dallas County," Johnson said.
Protests were held Monday night outside the police department as questions still remain:
What were the results of the blood test for Guyger, and why did police respond from 30 miles away, rather than Dallas police headquarters that was two blocks away?
The family's lawyers are also still asking why Guyger was allowed to leave the scene without handcuffs and not be arrested for three days. "You or I would be arrested if we went to the wrong apartment and blow a hole in a person's chest, killing them," said Benjamin Crump.
The officer was arrested Sunday, and released on $300,000 bail as of Monday. She is on paid administrative leave.
Botham Jean's funeral is on Thursday.
Dallas family protested the officer being free and on leave for three days after the killing.
Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who is white, fatally shot a 26-year-old Black man, Botham Jean, in his own apartment on Thursday, claiming she entered what she thought was her own home.
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