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Speaker: Cherri Pruitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Region VIII Maternal and Child Health Consultant
What IS the National Prevention Strategy, it’s Strategy to Eliminate Health Disparities and the Role of Social Determinants of Health
Speaker: Lorenzo Olivas, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Minority Health, Region VIII
The Affordable Care Act: Changing the Healthcare Landscape to Address Disparities – Minority communities in the United States have historically faced disparities in access to healthcare services and management. In the presentation, you will learn all about those provisions in the ACA that address these disparities, and the historic strides that have already been made since its implementation.
Speaker: Adrian Schulte, Regional Outreach Specialist in the Office of the Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region VIII
Choosing Partnership! An essential step in the elimination of health disparities is transforming the culture of health care systems to one that focuses on partnership, both among the health care team as well as with the individuals and families we work with. This session provides a model for interprofessional teams and communities to consciously choose the partnership model to effectively address our nation’s most pressing health disparities, and share examples from nursing schools and programs within Region VIII.
Speaker: Teddie Potter, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusivity School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Developing a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Framework – In this presentation you will learn how the Wyoming Office of Multicultural Health is using CLAS standards in supporting state, local and tribal organizations to develop into culturally competent organizations better equipped to address health disparities in Wyoming.
Speaker: Lillian Zuniga, Program Manager, Wyoming Department of Health, Office of Multicultural Health
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