Leadership Insights: Strategies for Combating Health Disparities

Tuesday, March 23
2:30pm3:30pm CDT

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Presented By

Bruce Siegel, MD

President/CEO
America's Essential Hospitals

Eugene Woods, FACHE

President/CEO
Atrium Health

Mary Boosalis

President/CEO
Premier Health

Harold Paz, MD

Executive Vice President/Chancellor / CEO
Health Affairs, The Ohio State University / Wexner Medical Center
About the Session

Health systems have begun to recognize racism as a public health crisis, as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 has laid bare severe disparities afflicting communities of color. Yet, few know what it means to plan and execute initiatives that will have measurable, sustained impacts on inequity and the social causes of poor health outcomes. This interactive session will feature the leaders of three major provider systems working to eliminate systemic inequities in their organizations and across the communities they serve. The panel will focus on the challenges these leaders face as they implement new policies and practices to build an inclusive workplace culture and eliminate healthcare disparities while forming community partnerships aimed at creating community health equity. The role of academic medicine in inclusion, as well as the relationship of equity to quality and patient safety, also will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees identify effective health system practices to combat structural racism within these institutions and across the communities they serve.
  • Attendees define challenges faced by senior leaders as they spearhead difficult endeavors with implications for workforce, governance and community relationships.

This session qualifies for 1.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit. Attendees must participate during the schedule time to earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit.