Leading the Conversation: MHA's DE&I in Healthcare Conference

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
Virtual Webcast

$99   Member Rate
$149   Non-Member Rate
*Group discounts are available for teams of three or more! Contact us for more information.


Annual Leading the Conversation Conference: Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare 

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 9 a.m.  – 12 p.m. ET | Virtual Webcast

Conference Moderator
Akriti Bhambi, Director, Health Equity, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

9:00 am | Opening Remarks
Joseph Betancourt, M.D., MPH, Senior Vice President, Equity and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

9:05 am | Keynote Address
Dr. Assaad Sayah, CEO, Cambridge Health Alliance
Michael Curry, Esq., President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

9:25 am | Developing a Public Policy Agenda for Health Equity
Amara Azubuike , Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Advocacy, Boston Children's Hospital
Oami Amarasingham , Deputy Director, Massachusetts Public Health Association
Jennica Allen , Community Health Planning and Engagement Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

10:00 am | Spotlight: Data Collection for Health Equity
Sylvia Odiana, Director, Integration Management Office, Beth Israel Lahey Health

10:20-10:25 am Break

10:25 am Developing a Diverse Workforce
Pratt Wiley, President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc
Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham

11:00 am | Spotlight: Community Engagement and Outreach
Virgilio Velez, BSN RN, DEI Program Officer, Lawrence General Hospital  
Melissa Carroll, Executive Director of Ambulatory Services, Lawrence General Hospital 

11:15 am | DE&I Training: Tools to Undo Bias 
Davey Shlasko, Founder & Managing Consultant, Think Again Training & Consulting
Romina Pacheco, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the Windward School

11:55 - 12 pm | Wrap-up Remarks
Akriti Bhambi

Written cancellations received by March 18, 2022 will be charged a $25 administrative fee. If payment has been received, your registration fee will be refunded minus the $25. Cancellations received after March 18, 2022 will still be charged the full registration fee and if payment has been received, no refunds will be given. To avoid this penalty, you may send a substitute to the program.

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