Upcoming Events

#123 for Equity Training Symposium
March 30, 2017
8:30 am – 3:45 pm ET
Baltimore, Maryland 

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Hosted by Maryland Hospital Association, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) and the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) are jointly conducting regional day-long training session to provide effective strategies to achieve the #123 for Equity pledge goals. The curriculum will focus improving health care quality, increasing diversity and inclusion, and achieving health equity for all.

  • Faculty bios and program agenda.
  • Talking points.
  • Web page, click here and web copy deck.
  • Email sent out
  • Registration form with reduced registration $195 for the day for MHA and IFD members.

 This event has been rescheduled from a previous date. The new date and time are below. 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities:
Keeping Current Seminar Series

 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity

Sponsored by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

April 4th, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 pm

O’Keeffe Auditorium

(Blake Building, 1st Floor)
Massachusetts General Hospital 


The Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Keeping Current Seminar Series aims to disseminate the latest information on interventions, research findings, and health policy updates regarding efforts to reduce disparities.  These discussion forums feature informative presentations from experts in the field as well as context, perspectives, and opinions from key healthcare stakeholders.

Please join us for a presentation by Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FTOS, a DSC Associate and Instructor in Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS).  In the seminar, Dr. Stanford will explore obesity as a disease.  She will discuss racial and ethnic disparities that exist in the prevalence and treatment of obesity, as well as the pathophysiology of obesity.  This talk will explore issues surrounding obesity and socioeconomic status, education level, weight perception, provider diagnosis, medical expenditures, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.

All Keeping Current Seminar Series events are free and open to the public, and members of local health care and research communities are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.