While some gains have been made in regards to increasing diversity in the field of health care management, recent studies continue to suggest that there is still ample room for improvement. With recent changes to our National Health Care System as well as the changing demographics in our country. There is an urgent need to understand the importance of healthcare organizations providing a culturally competent framework to serve such a diverse population. The Healthcare Diversity Council aims to provide a forum for dialogue and awareness. Our main goal is to assist in creating knowledge as to how to build an organizational culture and workforce that is culturally competent and inclusive. It is our vision to begin the transformation that will drive organizations to become culturally competent as they contribute to eliminate health disparities.
The Summit seeks to develop and enhance culturally inclusive professionals, behaviors, programs and policies to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve throughout California. Aimed at professionals in healthcare, biomedical research and related industries, the Summit offers the opportunity to highlight successful best and next practices to address the most pressing issues facing our industry.
The Council is multi-functional and works closely with its members to:
2nd Annual Southern California HealthCare Diversity Summit
Transformational Diversity in Healthcare
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
City of Hope
City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
|8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.||Registration & Networking|
|9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.||Welcome & Keynote|
|10:00 a.m. — 10:45 p.m.||Marketing to Diverse Communities|
|10:45 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.||Break|
|11:00 p.m. — 11:45 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions I|
|12:00 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.||Lunch – hosted by City of Hope|
|1:30 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions II|
|2:15 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.||Break||2:30 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.||Sharing Best Practices||2:55 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
|Sahar Andrade, MB.BCh
Diversity, Leadership, and Culture Competence Consultant/ Trainer – Social Media Strategist
Sahar Consulting, LLC
Vice President of Human Resources for Healthcare
|Denise Banuelos, MBA, PHR
Senior Diversity Consultant
Diversity & Inclusion
City of Hope
|Greg Nelson, IIDA, EDAC
|Vincent Vigil, Ed.D
Director, Student Engagement
Final Year – Master’s in Health Administration
Price School at University of Southern California
Sponsorship: To learn more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jacob Tadesse at [email protected].
1) 2015 Excellence Award for Healthcare Diversity
To honor an organization affiliated with the healthcare industry for their extraordinary and unfailing commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and surrounding communities.
The Excellence Award for Healthcare Diversity honors an organization that has:
2) 2015 Distinguished Healthcare Diversity Advocate
To recognize individuals of color who have made a difference in the diversity and inclusion realm through their research or achievements, and exemplify the ability to excel in the healthcare field.
Criteria for selection: