Health Equity Events to Explore Policy, Statewide Data and SOGI Training

The MHA Keystone Center, the Michigan Public Health Institute and the Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy are hosting free events to provide an in-depth look at efforts to address healthcare disparities in Michigan and highlight areas of opportunity.

  • Oct. 21, 10 – 11 a.m.: Paving the Road to Health Equity – Advocacy and PolicyThis event will feature proposed legislation and regulations related to health equity within Michigan. Participants will learn how to engage in the advocacy realm, the best way to reach out to lawmakers and the important role individual citizens have on the grassroots level.
  • Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – noon: Michigan Health Equity Summit, featuring Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD. This summit aims to provide an update on state healthcare disparity data, explore how Michigan hospitals can continue to expand upon their work in eliminating disparities, and highlight the work that select hospitals are doing to advance health equity for all Michiganders. Additional information is available in the event flyer.
  • Nov. 10, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Collection of SOGI Data Best Practices for the Acute Care Setting. In this training, Chris Grasso, vice president, health informatics and data services, and Alex Keuroghlian, MD, director of the division of education and training at Fenway Health, discuss best practices for collecting patient sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data and documenting SOGI in electronic health records. Registration is forthcoming.

Members may contact the MHA Keystone Center for more information.