Moving Beyond 2020: Activating the Connection Between Health Equity and C-Suite Diversity

Wednesday, March 24
2:30pm3:30pm CDT

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Presented By

Cie Armstead, DBA

Director, Diversity & Inclusion
American College of Healthcare Executives

Wm. Jahmal Miller

Vice President, Equity & Inclusion
CommonSpirit Health

Monica Vargas-Mahar, FACHE

Market Chief Operating Officer/CEO
The Hospitals of Providence East Campus

Denise Lew

Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP
About the Session

Inequities in healthcare have garnered attention for decades, but the topic has gained greater relevancy amid COVID-19 and the elevation of racial injustices. Many healthcare leaders became willing to go beyond perfunctory acknowledgement and more deeply explore the connections between race and health inequities. Courageous conversations began to seek solutions to address the systems and structures that sustain health disparities. Solving the problem of ingrained structural racism and achieving health equity significantly depends on building C-suites that champion inclusion and diversity and reflect all constituents. We must build upon this enhanced awareness to activate concrete steps toward establishing sustainable diversity in the senior ranks of healthcare management. During this session, subject matter experts and healthcare executives will examine research and case studies that demonstrate a key reason for increasing diversity among healthcare executives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how C-suite diversity in healthcare organizations can directly influence the achievement of organizational health equity goals.
  • Discover at least three practical ways to develop sustainable C-suite diversity that contributes to healthcare organizations achieving their health equity goals.

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