Monthly Archives: October 2011

HHS announces refined survey standards to examine and help eliminate differences in care based on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, or disability

Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced final survey standards for the collection of race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status for surveys administered by the department. This is a great advance in efforts to better discern health and health care disparities in different populations. Read more at  http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/10/20111031b.html

LGBT Webinar Archive Available https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/728441986

In partnership with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Wilson-Stronks, LLC the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions offered a free webinar tilted, Advancing LGBT Patient-Centered Care: Strategies to Create an Inclusive Environment on October 11, 2011. The archived webinar presents the business case for building an inclusive environment for LGBT patients and families, shares strategies and a framework for action, and provides an overview of the Health Care Equality Index as a useful tool to begin creating an inclusive environment.
To view, please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/728441986

HHS announces refined survey standards to examine and help eliminate differences in care based on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, or disability

Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced final survey standards for the collection of race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status for surveys administered by the department. This is a great advance in efforts to better discern health and health care disparities in different populations. Read more at

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/10/20111031b.html

LGBT Webinar Archive Available https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/728441986

In partnership with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Wilson-Stronks, LLC the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions offered a free webinar tilted, Advancing LGBT Patient-Centered Care: Strategies to Create an Inclusive Environment on October 11, 2011. The archived webinar presents the business case for building an inclusive environment for LGBT patients and families, shares strategies and a framework for action, and provides an overview of the Health Care Equality Index as a useful tool to begin creating an inclusive environment.

To view, please visit

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/728441986

Public Health Preparedness Summit 2012

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will be holding the 2012 Public Health Preparedness Summit in Anaheim California February 21- 24, 2012. I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a pre-conference workshop with Debra Kreisberg and Deborah Thomas from the University of Colorado, Denver. Our session is titled Creating An Effective Emergency Preparedness Network Inclusive of Vulnerable Populations. For more information about this event, visit http://www.phprep.org/2012/

Hope to see you there!

Free Web Event on LGBT Patient-centered care

On October 11, 2011 The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Wilson-Stronks, LLC will be presenting a free webinar tilted, Advancing LGBT PAtient-Centered Care Strategies to Create an Inclusive Environment. The webinar will present the business case for building an inclusive environment, share strategies and a framework for action, and discuss the Health Care Equality Index as a useful tool to begin creating an inclusive environment.

Session goals:

1. Identify LGBT health care disparities;

2. Identify legal, regulatory, and quality supports for LGBT health equity;

3. Identify and understand how to use tools and strategies to help create a welcoming environment and support high quality care for LGBT patients and families.

Register now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/728441986