2016 Southern California Healthcare Diversity Summit

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:

  • Lead, develop and otherwise support organizational diversity development strategies that promote inclusive, respectful, diverse, and culturally competent employment, and services to consumers and communities.
  • Develop and monitor disparity and diversity performance measures.
  • Coordinate diversity development initiatives and groups across Southern California.
  • Represent the CAHDC in all diversity development initiatives
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Highlighting Collaborative and Innovative Strategy sessions
  • Qualified education credits available through ACHE



Many Faces Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare


Thursday, April 28, 2016


9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. PST



AMN Healthcare
12400 HighBluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130


Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00 a.m. — 9:05 a.m. Advisory Board Welcome
9:05 a.m. — 9:10 a.m. Host Welcome
9:10 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. Featured Speaker
10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:15 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Sponsor Acknowledgement and Closing Remarks




Keynote Speaker

Patty Mckay
Senior Director, Learning and Talent Development
AMN Healthcare, Inc.



Von Fisher
Talent Acquisition Consultant
AMN Healthcare, Inc.



Kara Marx
Vice President, Information Systems Applications
Sharp HealthCare
Aaron Byzak
Senior Director of Government & Community Affairs
UC San Diego Health



To learn more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jacob Tadesse at [email protected].


Individual Registration — $79