Sponsored by the MGH Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities
December 5th, 12:00-1:00pm
Hors d’oeuvres reception to follow from 1:00 -1:30 outside O’Keeffe.
Please join us for MGH’s Disparities Forum. This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MGH Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities and honor Mayor Menino for his support in addressing disparities in health care.
This year’s Disparities Forum will feature speakers from across the institution who have championed MGH’s work to address disparities in health care. The event will include a retrospective of the Disparities Committee’s initiatives and accomplishments over the last 10 years, as well as a ceremony to recognize Mayor Menino for his efforts to addressing disparities in the city of Boston and his support to MGH.
Speakers will include:
Peter Slavin, MD
Elizabeth Mort, MD
Senior Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety and Chief Quality Officer, MGH/MGPO
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH
Director, Disparities Solutions Center at MGH and Co-chair of the MGH Committee on Racial & Ethnic Disparities
Joan Quinlan, MPA
Executive Director, Center for Community Health Improvement and Co-chair of the MGH Committee on Racial & Ethnic Disparities
Thomas M. Menino
Mayor, City of Boston
If interested, Please RSVP to email@example.com.
December 12, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm ET
Education for medical and nursing students on strategies to improve quality, address disparities, and achieve equity will be essential in a time of rapid healthcare system change. In an effort to provide the latest tools and guidance on these efforts, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Institute of Health Professions are hosting a webinar, Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations: An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum on Thursday, December 12th, from 12:00 am – 1:00 pm ET.
Patients with limited English proficiency are more likely to suffer adverse events than English-speaking patients, and these events tend to have more serious consequences. Health professions students do not typically receive training on the principles of patient safety and the prevention of medical errors, and there exist few, if any, curricula that focus on safety for the growing number of patients with LEP in the U.S. This webinar will highlight the development and implementation of an innovative, interprofessional curriculum for medical and nursing students designed to:
- Educate health professions students on working effectively with interpreters and other care team members to improve quality and safety for patients with LEP
- Promote transformation of the healthcare system toward prioritizing the needs of culturally diverse patients with LEP
- Contribute to the field of interprofessional education and team-based care
Alexander R. Green, MD, MPH – Associate Director, The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
Gail B. Gall, PhD, APRN, BC – Clinical Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing
Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH – Director, The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
This web seminar is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. If interested in participating, please register here.