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Disparities Webinar Series: Session 2. Strengthen Care Equity through Executive Engagement and Change Management

Young Female Doctor Business Audience

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Are you passionate about eliminating disparities in health and care?
Do you believe that working on disparities should be integral to quality and patient safety?
Would you like to be more effective in helping your organization address disparities?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, your goals are very well aligned with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) priorities for HIIN hospitals. You will not want to miss the second event in our Disparities Webinar Series, designed to help HIIN hospitals make progress on disparities!

On the upcoming November 28, webinar, Joe Betancourt, MD, MPH, will offer practical tips for achieving two of the most important building blocks of healthcare equity:
• Securing true leadership commitment
• Effectively managing organizational change

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Boris Kalanj, MSW
Director, Cultural Care and Experience

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH
Director, The Disparities Solutions Center
Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Betancourt is the founder and director of the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC), Senior Scientist at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing Internal Medicine physician. He is also the founder and leader of Quality Interactions, an industry-leading company that focuses on training in cross-cultural communication for health care professionals. Dr. Betancourt is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in health care disparities and cross-cultural medicine, and has served on several Institute of Medicine Committees on this topic, including the one that produced the landmark report, Unequal Treatment. Dr. Betancourt has secured grants and contracts that have led to over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and advises private industry, government, and not-for-profit health systems on approaches to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care. He sits on the Boston Board of Health; the Board of Trinity Health, a large national health system; and sat on the Board of Neighborhood Health Plan in Boston. He is a 2015 Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow.

Dr. Betancourt received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, his medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Following residency, he completed The Commonwealth Fund-Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, and received his Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.