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Equity of Care & Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients

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Robert Wood Johnson-Somerset Campus

110 Rehill Avenue

Somerville, NJ 08876

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This program is comprised of two panel discussions, Equity of Care and Fostering Inclusion of LGBT patients and the healthcare workforce

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Agenda:

  • 10:00am - 10:30am - Registration
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Equity of Care Panel
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 12:30p - 2:00pm - Fostering Inclusion of LGBT patients and the healthcare workforce.

Panel 1 - Equity of Care:

Description:

Quality of care should not vary on the basis of the patients’ socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, or geographic background. It is known however, that there is a healthcare divide in the U.S. especially in vulnerable populations including: those lacking health insurance, low-income families, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBT populations. The Affordable Care Act aims to address access and equity of care issues by expanding health insurance coverage. The improvement in access to care will change the way healthcare is delivered and financed. To embrace diversity is a core principle of the healthcare management profession and is also an ethical and business imperative. Healthcare organizations must ensure their staff is educated on disparities in order to appropriately address the needs of patients from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to provide equitable high-quality care to all. It has been shown that patient-centered care improves clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing medical errors and costs. Eliminating healthcare disparities provides a strategic component to ensure organizational excellence and long-term financial viability.

Moderator:

Anthony Cava, MS, MPH, FACHE

President & CEO

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Panelists:

Shereef Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A

New Jersey Commissioner of Health

State of New Jersey, Department of Health

Trina Parks, MHA, FACHE

SVP/Chief Diversity Officer

RWJBarnabas Health

Christian Mendez-Baez,

MA Counselor

New Jersey Community Research Initiative

Tyra Gardner

MPowerment Coordinator

New Jersey Community Research Initiative

Panel 2 - Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients in the Health Care Workforce:

Description:

Fostering inclusion of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) patient and the healthcare worker will discuss the many challenges in accessing knowledgeable, unbiased, and welcoming healthcare in all practice settings. The potential and/or fear of receiving derogatory remarks, inequitable care, or being turned away from treatment often deters some of the LGBT community and their families from seeking healthcare services. Healthcare equality for all people is a guiding principal of the healthcare management profession. However, discrimination towards LGBT community continues in the healthcare environment today. The panel discussion will focus on the need to strengthen the pursuance of equity of care and to foster inclusion of LGBT patients.

Moderator:

Anthony Cava, MS, MPH, FACHE

President & CEO

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Panelists:

Diana Finkel, D.O.

Assistant Professor, Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School

Medical Director, Transgender Experience- New Jersey Community Research Initiative

Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN

LGBT Health Navigator

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick

Aaron Potenza, MA, MPHIL

Policy Director

Garden State Equality

Jeremy Pyke, MSN, APN, FNP-c

Advanced Practice Nurse

Proud Family Health at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Credits:

As an independent chartered Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the ACHE - NJ is authorized to award 1.5 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits toward advancement or re-certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives for each panel discussion for a total of 3.0 credits for this event.

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