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Beyond the AHA #123Equity Pledge in North Carolina 

Diversity Leaders Meeting

April 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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NCHA and Atrium Health are convening Chief Diversity Officers and like-minded professionals from North Carolina to take a deeper dive into discovering what healthcare organizations are doing to address diversity and health equity opportunities within their organizations and communities.

Target Audience:
Chief Executive Officers, Diversity Officers, Population Health Leaders, Human Resource Staff, Quality Directors and Employee Resource Group Leaders.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the application of unique diversity and inclusion strategies within your organization.
  • Learn about the innovative ways North Carolina organizations are positively transforming their organizational culture through the diversity and inclusion of different groups, (e.g., women, LGBTQ+, disabled, veterans, religions, nationalities, etc.).
  • Develop the framework for individual action plans to be introduced and implemented within your organization and community.


8 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
8:50 a.m.Building on the AHA Pledge
• Cynthia Washington, Interim President & CEO - AHA
• Steve Lawler, CEO - NC Healthcare Association
9:30 a.m.Leadership and Governance
• Tanya S. Blackmon, EVP & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Novant Health
• Carolyn Allison MPH, CEO - Charlotte Community Health Clinic
• Katie Galbraith, President - Duke Regional Hospital
10:30 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.Collecting and using REAL and social determinants of health data
• Lakesha McDay, Director, HR Strategy, Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Mission Health
11:45 a.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Cross Cultural Competency Education
• Arlene Cash, Manager Diversity & Inclusion - Atrium Health
1:30 p.m.Break
1:45 p.m.Community Engagement
• Alicia Barfield, Director of Community Affairs - Duke Raleigh Hospital
• Joe Conway, Dir. Health Equity & Human Experience Transformative Care-
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
• Ushma Patel, MSPH American Inst. for Research
3 p.m.Group Work on Action Plan Development
3:45 p.m.Wrap-Up & Next Steps
4 p.m.Adjourn


April 9, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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