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A Health Care Human Resources Thought Leader Forum: 2020 has been a year filled with protests against racial, social and criminal injustice, sparked by the killing of George Floyd. The ongoing pandemic has also amplified the disparities in health care resulting from structural inequities. This confluence of circumstances has made it imperative for health care providers to gain a deeper understanding of our nation’s history of oppression and accelerate their efforts to eliminate the systemic racism that continues to put the lives of so many people of color at risk.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[WEBINAR] Learn how to avoid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Strategy Derailment and explore solutions to get DE&I fully aligned with a health provider’s business objectives.
HR Pulse Article
[HR Pulse Article] By the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA) IFDHE is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of background or zip code, have equitable access to quality health care. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, reports indicate that communities of color across the nation are experiencing higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths than other groups. For example, in Chicago, reports have indicated that African Americans account for 44% of all COVID-19 positive test results and 56% of recorded virus-related deaths. However, African Americans constitute only 32% of the city’s population.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] Ethnocultural empathy is empathy towards racial and ethnic minorities, and is a requisite competency in eliminating racial/ethnic health disparities. This webinar will provide participants with a few key applications from the new, research-informed curriculum at the George Washington (GW) School of Medicine and Health Services. To create this new curriculum, GW faculty led a mixed-methods study to determine course format and content most suitable for teaching and assessing empathy among traditional and non-traditional learners working with racial and ethnic minorities in a range of health care settings.
ASHHRA What's New
[PODCAST] On this AHA podcast, Juana Slade, director of diversity and language services at AnMed Health, and Anton Gunn, hospital chief diversity officer and executive director of community health innovation at MUSC Health, shared their reactions to the senseless killing of another unarmed black person, as well as advice for hospital leaders to bring hope to staff, colleagues and communities during these difficult times.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND CONFERENCE SESSION] Despite best efforts and intentions, health care organizations still have a lot of work to do to increase C-Suite diversity. We conducted a novel survey of successful, high achieving nurse executives of color. It reveals first hand insights on their experiences as emerging leaders, perceptions of barriers to career progression and opportunities they perceive to support their advancement. Findings from this study can support the development of innovative, sustainable models that bolster diversity nursing leadership inclusion. The presenters will detail specific strategies, guidance and organizational and personal resources that all health care leaders can employ to facilitate more diversity among leadership.