Upcoming Events and Announcements

RSVP Now: Dr. Robin DiAngelo Presents on White Fragility

Monday, February 10, 2020
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Simches 3110, 185 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

In collaboration with Partners’ Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the MGH Stand Against Racism Committee invites you to attend the live streamed presentation and facilitated discussion on white fragility (live stream is for MGH employees only). Dr. DiAngelo received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle and is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education there. She has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. Dr. DiAngelo a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books, including Is Everybody Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Critical Social Justice Education, which received both the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award (2012) and the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2018). In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which influenced the national dialogue on race. Dr. DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. Seating for this event is limited and registration is required. To register, please click here.


Join us in Celebrating a Decade of the Annual Report on Equity in Health Care Quality

Hosted by the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality & Safety, The Disparities Solutions Center, & MGH Equity & Inclusion

Thursday, December 19, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm
Simches Research Center, Room 3.110
185 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114

Light appetizers will be served.

This year Mass General produced the 10th edition of the Annual Report on Equity in Health Care Quality. The report identifies disparities in care and reports on the progress of initiatives to eliminate disparities at Mass General. Please join us in celebrating a decade of this work and learning about Mass General’s ongoing efforts to ensure equitable care for all patients. Dr. Mort, Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety and Dr. Betancourt, Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer will present and discuss findings from the 10th edition of the report with a panel of collaborators.

The first of its kind in the nation, this report established Mass General as a national leader in monitoring and addressing disparities and promoting high quality care for all patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, and language. This work was integral to Mass General being awarded the American Hospital Association’s inaugural Equity of Care Award in 2014. The report is available for download here.

RSVP today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QS5CNT.


New Job Opportunity: Executive Staff Assistant of Equity and Inclusion at Massachusetts General Hospital

In May 2019, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) created a new position of Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. The responsibilities of this role are to oversee MGH’s efforts focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion across all four pillars of its mission—clinical care, research, training, and community health. The role will also serve to foster a welcoming and respectful environment for all employees at MGH, and patients at MGH. The Executive Assistant will have the exciting opportunity to join the team leading this effort as it begins. They will report to the Vice President, as well as the new Administrative Director of this effort, and provide support to them and to the entire portfolio of work in this area. Given the Vice President position has just been developed, new governance and additional reporting relationships are being assigned in the months to come. To date, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Disparities Solutions Center, the Community Access, Recruitment and Engagement Research Center, and representatives from Patient Care Services report to the Vice President. The Executive Assistant will serve as the coordinator and key link between these leaders, this work, and the broader MGH community. The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively and professionally in collaboration with diverse groups of people, including leaders at MGH, and will demonstrate strong organizational, administrative, and oral and written communication skills. They will also have lived experience, past experience, or a passion for work related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

To apply, click here and search job number 3107584.


Subscribe to the DSC’s Podcast: Dismantling Disparities in Healthcare

This September the DSC is launching the first episode of its new podcast, Dismantling Disparities in Health Care. This podcast brings listeners unfiltered, honest conversations about structural racism in health care and what we can do about it. We interview leading experts in health care who speak candidly about the historical basis of racism in health, current events, and strategies for dismantling disparities.

Hosted by Aswita Tan-McGrory, Director, DSC
Produced by Karey Kenst, Senior Program Manager, DSC

Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the podcast at https://anchor.fm/disparitiessolutions.


The Disparities Solutions Center has been selected as a Technical Assistance Vendor for the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program!

The Disparities Solutions Center is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a Technical Assistance Vendor for the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Technical Assistance (DSRIP TA) Program and the TA Marketplace. MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, has partnered with Abt Associates Inc to manage the TA Program. The program provides Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Community Partners (CPs) with resources and support in nine domains to strengthen their ability to improve MassHealth member health outcomes and experience. The DSC was selected through a highly competitive process to provide targeted TA in the performance improvement domain to ACOs and CPs throughout Massachusetts. Our organization’s profile can be viewed on the MA DSRIP TA Marketplace here, and additional information on the DSRIP TA program is available here.