Greater San Antonio Healthcare Diversity Summit

Date

October 14, 2016

Theme

"Many Faces Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare"

Featured Speaker

Linda Grace Solis, PhD
Featured Speaker

Interim Director, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Wellbeing, & Professional Development
Senior Educational Development Specialist, Undergraduate Medical Education School of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Topic: "How Do You See the World?"

Overview

Our worldview – each individual’s worldview – is shaped in many ways: how and where we were raised, who raised us, the very culture that surrounds us – the list goes on and on. How might your particular worldview influence your relationships? How might it affect your interactions with colleagues? With friends? With strangers? Come prepared to reflect on your identity, learn about unconscious bias, and consider ways this bias may color your worldview.

Dr. Linda Grace Solis is the Interim Director of Student Diversity, Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Professional Development at UTHSCSA School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University. Her dissertation focused on the leadership language President Abraham Lincoln used in his public life. While researching Lincoln’s views on race and slavery, she came across the website for Harvard’s Implicit project and immediately became fascinated with the idea of unconscious bias, its formation in each of us, its impact on each of us, and how it might be mitigated. Dr. Solis has since gained a certificate from the Unconscious Bias Learning Lab and has used her expertise to present to faculty and student groups. Her goal is always to help learners turn the flashlight inward to consider their own biases and the impact these biases have on their everyday lives.

Program Agenda

8:00am - 9:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00am - 10:00am Featured Speaker: Linda Grace Solis
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:10am Panel Discussion
11:10am - 11:30am Healthcare Diversity Awards,
Sponsor Recognitions, Closing Remarks

2016 Panel Discussion Topics:

Cultural Competence: Diversity in Action

Diversity training can be very beneficial and is essential to any organization’s success. However, training without proper execution is futile. Cultural competence not only considers differences in the ethnicity, gender, religion, physical ability, social status, age, educational background, etc. of each individual, but also focuses on the actual application of lessons learned and skills obtained through academia, training, “hands-on” experiences, community outreach, employee resource groups, and daily interaction with patients and personnel.

  1. How does the concept of “diversity” differ from “cultural competence”?
  2. Explain ways that community outreach and the use of ERGs (employee resource groups) can assist with driving cultural competency and “putting diversity into action”?
  3. How does diversity in our curriculum potentially impact our medical students and their ability to deliver cultural competent, patient-centered care?
  4. What does it mean for you to have a commitment to providing culturally competent care? How have you and your organization demonstrated that commitment in your work environment?

Beyond Diversity – Becoming a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

The changing demographics and economics of our growing multicultural world, and the long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds has challenged health care providers and organizations to consider cultural diversity as a priority and moving past the concept of diversity. Instead focusing more on the concept of a culture of inclusion that will lead to excellence.

  1. Explain ways that driving cultural competency and putting diversity into action can be conducted in the health care professions.
  2. How does creating and building a culture of inclusion impact healthcare professions students and their ability to deliver cultural competent, patient-centered care?
  3. What does it mean for you to have a commitment to providing culturally competent care?
  4. How have you and your organization demonstrated that commitment in your work environment?

Panelists

Marcos Pesquera
Panelist

System Vice-President
Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System


Marcos Pesquera is the System Vice-President for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at CHRISTUS Health. CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures; with the mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. In this capacity he leads the integration of D&I strategies, cultural competence and community partnerships to impact population health and achieve health equity. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Health, Marcos was the Executive Director of the Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity and Wellness. Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery organization based in Maryland. In this capacity, Mr. Pesquera created and implemented initiatives that eliminate barriers to enable health equity in health status, health care access, treatment, and outcomes within the health care system and the community. Pesquera also served as senior director of Diversity Programs for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. Under his leadership they implemented initiatives that aided in bridging the gap between our Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients and their providers of care. Initiatives around ethnicity, race and language preference data collection were implemented. Training of healthcare providers and support staff around provision of culturally competent care and awareness of healthcare disparities, educating our communities concerning the importance of health insurance, prevention and a healthy lifestyle were also implemented. Under his leadership the Diversity Programs Department received several awards for initiatives including serving the uninsured on Martin Luther King Day, The Latino Center of Excellence, and the NCQA Disparities Award for the Qualified Bilingual Staff Program. He also served as a Medical Center Administrator and Director of Pharmacy Operations. In 2010, Marcos was recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Daily Record News. He received the Health Equity Award from the “National Dialogue on Diversity” in 2014. In 2015 he received the Distinguish Healthcare Leadership Award from the National Association of Health Services Executives for the Washington DC. Region. Marcos lives in the Dallas, Texas area with his wife Kinny of 31 years. He served on various committees and boards, including: Chair of the Commission on Health and Governor appointed to the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council among others. He also served as Commissioner, Interagency Coalition for the Homeless, Community Advisor, University of Maryland, School of Public Health and Board member for Mercy Health Clinic and Leadership Montgomery. He currently serves in the Advisory Board for the Association for Community Health Improvement from AHA.
Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo
Panelist

Associate Provost for Community Engagement
University of the Incarnate Word


Dr. Barbara Aranda Naranjo has been a Public Health Nurse and Administrator for thirty six years and has worked at the clinical and community level with vulnerable resilient populations in the US, sub Saharan Africa and India under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). For her leadership and work with African‐American and Hispanic populations living with chronic diseases in the U.S. and communities living with HIV/AIDS in sub‐Saharan African and India. She has been honored with two Endowed chairs in Nursing one at the University of Incarnate Word, School of Nursing in San Antonio and the second at Georgetown University in in the School of Nursing and Allied Health in Washington, D.C. She had held positions in Texas hospitals, community based organizations in San Antonio and faculty positions at the University of Texas Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, University of Incarnate Word and Georgetown University. She has had a varied work experience as a Senior Public Health Analyst in the U.S. federal government in the areas of program evaluation, healthcare professional education, training and capacity building, international professional health workforce programs for communities living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Sub‐Saharan Africa and India. Dr. Aranda Naranjo holds a Doctorate in Community Health Nursing from The University of Texas School of Nursing in Austin, Texas and a Master’s in Nursing in Adult Health Nursing for Incarnate Word Colleges and Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She currently is the Associate Provost for Civic Engagement at the University of the Incarnate Word where she oversees the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and the Sustainability office. The Ettling Center promotes student and faculty community service learning to become familiar with the social needs of their local and global communities. The sustainability office focuses on the care of the environment and developing concerned and enlightened citizens for the care of the world’s resources. Dr. Aranda Naranjo has been married for twenty six years to retired Chief Master Sergeant, Sonny Naranjo and has seven brothers and one sister and many nephews and nieces, which she enjoys mentoring as future leaders. She has had many awards and recognitions but what she likes to be known for is her work with people living with HIV/AIDS, which she still hold close to her heart.

Presented By

Location

University of the Incarnate Word
Feik School of Pharmacy
4301 Broadway, Room 513
San Antonio, TX 78209

Sponsorship Opportunities

Individual Registration - $69

  • One seat at the event

Exhibitor Table - $150

  • One seat at the event

Half-Table Registration - $425

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate name on event promotional material listed
  • Public recognition at the event as a sponsor
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Four seats at the event

Bronze Sponsor - $850

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate name on event promotional material listed
  • Public recognition at the event as a sponsor
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Eight seats at the event

Silver Sponsor - $1250

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Certificate at the event
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Eight seats at the event

Gold Sponsor - $1,750

  • Designated as an official sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Certificate at the event
  • Recognition on the Texas Diversity Council website as a sponsor
  • Corporate banner displayed at the event (supplied by your company)
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Eight seats at the event

Title Sponsor - $5,000

  • Designated as a title sponsor for the Healthcare Diversity Summit; this designation will be on all ads for the event as well as in the event agenda.
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization speak at the event (5 minutes)
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Will publicly receive a Recognition Plaque at the event
  • Recognition on the Texas Diversity Council website as a sponsor
  • Corporate banner displayed at the event (supplied by your company)
  • Corporate logo on the Event Agenda
  • Sixteen seats at the event

Register

Sponsors

For registration and sponsorship opportunities please contact David Vanek at david.vanek@texasdiversitycouncil.org



Texas Diversity Council

National Diversity Council