Chief executive officers from more than 130 hospitals and health systems signed the MHA Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities, indicating a unified commitment to addressing disparities, dismantling institutional racism and achieving health equity. As part of their commitment to addressing health disparities, the MHA and the MHA Keystone Center are offering a virtual series to address four diversity, equity and inclusion concepts: equitable conversations, equitable messaging, partnership building and diversity pipeline development. The webinar series will address targeted topics in engaging ways by involving the audience in practices like role playing and mapping exercises. Hospital and health system executives, including chief executive officers; medical, nursing and human resources executives; governing board members; and key diversity, equity and inclusion leaders are encouraged to participate to advance their health equity efforts.
An important orientation webinar will take place from 11 a.m. to noon June 30, followed by four webinars held from 11 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. on specific dates through Aug. 31. The series will be presented and facilitated by speaker and coach Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD. Pricing includes the entire series and is available for teams of five members and larger. To register, contact the MHA Field Engagement division indicating the intention to register for the DEI series and providing an email address and phone number. Registrants will be contacted for additional information to complete the process. Questions about the series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.