Webinars, Trainings, and New Cultural Standards: New Events on UrbanHealthWatch.net

From the Urban Health Watch Community Datebook Page; updated Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Addressing Disparities through HIT:
Current Efforts and a Look towards the Future

Part of the Disparities Solutions Center Web Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
3:30 – 5 pm (EST)

In an effort to disseminate the latest information on disparities interventions, findings from important disparities research, and health policy updates regarding disparities reduction efforts, the Disparities Solutions Center will hold their first web seminar of 2010, the focus of which will be the use of Health Information Technology (HIT) to address disparities. The interactive web seminar is free and open to the public, and it will feature presentations by representatives from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Institute for Family Health, and Population Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Plus, CME/CEU credits will be available.

**Pre-registration is required; to sign up, visit http://livewebcast.net/phs. To learn about other upcoming events from Disparities Solutions Center, click here.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Emerging Trends and Challenges
Health Care Delivery for LGBT Patients

Part of the Disparities Solutions Center ‘Keeping Current Seminar of 2010’

Wednesday, March 31st
12:00-1:30 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey 10-660
J. Eric Doerr Conference Center (10th Floor)

This event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served to those who register;
Email DisparitiesSolutions@partners.org to RSVP.

Join the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) for their first Keeping Current Seminar of 2010, which will focus on emerging trends and challenges in health care delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) patients. The seminar will include presentations by representatives from Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Women’s Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Fenway Community Health Center, and a co-editor of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health.

The session will include an overview of disparities in care, unique health needs, practical clinical recommendations to improve care delivery for LGBT patients, and a question and answer period for the audience. This event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served to those who register. To RSVP, email DisparitiesSolutions@partners.org. For more information about this event and past Keeping Current seminars, visit the DSC website by clicking here.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

NCQA Multicultural Health Care Standards
A Webinar Presented by Your Voice

Thursday, April 1, 2010
1:00PM – 2:15 PM
Online; Register here:

On March 29, 2010, The National Committee for Quality Assurance, which accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations, released its long-awaited Multicultural Health Care Standards. The standards pertain to: 1) Data collection of race/ethnicity and language; 2) Language services such as translation of written documents and oral interpretation; 3) Practitioner cultural responsiveness; 4) Accountability and quality improvement, including using data to improve culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS)

This Webinar will will go over what health care organizations are already doing, and what changes will be needed to meet the standards today and as they evolve. For more details about the webinar, visit http://www.diversityRxconference.org/Webinar6. To register for this free webinar, click here.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Know the Difference:
Hospice VS Pallative Care

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Landmark Medical Center,
Christiansen Conference Center
114 Cass Avenue
Woonsocket, RI

Refreshments will be provided; RSVP/pre-registration required.

Learn more about how to care for and support people with “life-limiting” illnesses in ways that decrease pain and improve quality of life. Sponsored by YWCA Northern Rhode Island, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (who will help health professionals attain CEU’s), nriAHEC and a host of other partners, this event is designed for patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. For more information click here, or call 401-943-8888 x205 for questions and to pre-register.


April 9,10,16,17, 2010

Living Well Rhode Island:
The Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

April 9,10,16,17, 2010
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
10 Orms St.
Providence, RI

Learn more about managing your own chronic disease (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) and about how to teach others! To see the flyer click here. For registration and information, call Maria Matias at 401-222-7623. Four full days are required for those interested.


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