Upcoming Events

Racial and Ethnic Disparities:
Keeping Current Seminar Series

 Racial Disparities in Access and Utilization of Neurologic Care

 Sponsored by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

November 7th, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 pm
O’Keeffe Auditorium
(Blake Building, 1st Floor)
Massachusetts General Hospital 

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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 Altaf Saadi, MD, former chief resident in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Saadi is currently a fellow at the UCLA National Clinical Scholars Program. In this seminar, Dr. Saadi will present recent research on national racial and ethnic disparities in access and utilization of neurologic care in the United States–disparities that persist even after accounting for several demographic factors, health insurance, and health status. This seminar will also explore potential causes of these disparities among neurology patients, including physician implicit biases, mistrust of the health care system, different cultural beliefs about aging and disease, and limited local access to neurologists.

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 and visit the DSC website for more information.


#123forEquity Training Symposium
Improving Health Care Quality, Achieving Health Equity and
Meeting the Goals of the #123forEquity Pledge

November 30th, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
NC Hospital Center,
2400 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

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Hosted by the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, the Disparities Solutions Center and North Carolina Hospital Association.

The #123forEquity Training Symposiums were developed to help #123forEquity pledgers and endorsers successfully realize progress in three key areas that will provide the greatest opportunities for hospitals and health systems to improve the equity of health care delivered by:

  1. Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference data and other social-economic data;
  2. Increasing cultural competency training; and
  3. Increasing diversity in leadership and governance.

Training Session Objectives:

  • Provide training tools to meet the #123forEquity Pledge
  • Assist teams to develop a blueprint for action
  • Explore lessons learned and successful models

Program Overview:

  • Understanding and making a case for equity
  • Developing key strategies for collecting, stratifying and using data and for providing cultural competence training of caregivers and staff
  • Developing take away tools for an Equity Performance Dashboard/Report
  • Creating a Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan