Other Events

Women in Leadership: Preparing for Leadership

Special Guests: Dean Meredith B. Rosenthal, Nancy Turnbull, & Nancy Kane

Wednesday, Dec 4th, 5-7pm

Women in Leadership

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The Native American Health Organization (NAHO),

the Pediatric Interest Group

And the Medical Genetics Interest Group 

Present:

“Sun kissed” Documentary 

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013

Time: 6:00pm -7:30 pm

Where: TMEC 250

Dinner: Of course!

Synopsis:

When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Sun Kissed follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos’ Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over.

On behalf of NAHO,

Erica Kiemele

erica_kiemele@hms.harvard.edu

On behalf of the Pediatric Interest Group

Anna Jo Smith

anna_smith@hms.harvard.edu

On behalf of the Medical Genetics Interest Group

Charlotte Page

charlotte_page@hms.harvard.edu

and Rachel Wallwork

Rachel_Wallwork@hms.harvard.edu

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DSC Web Seminar Series

in Partnership with the MGH Institute of Health Professions

Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations:

An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum

December 12, 2013

12:00-1:00 pm ET

Education for medical and nursing students on strategies to improve quality, address disparities, and achieve equity will be essential in a time of rapid healthcare system change.  In an effort to provide the latest tools and guidance on these efforts, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Institute of Health Professions are hosting a webinar,Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations: An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum on Thursday, December 12thfrom 12:00pm – 1:00 pm ET.

Patients with limited English proficiency are more likely to suffer adverse events than English-speaking patients, and these events tend to have more serious consequences. Health professions students do not typically receive training on the principles of patient safety and the prevention of medical errors, and there exist few, if any, curricula that focus on safety for the growing number of patients with LEP in the U.S. This webinar will highlight the development and implementation of an innovative, interprofessional curriculum for medical and nursing students designed to:

  • Educate health professions students on working effectively with interpreters and other care team members to improve quality and safety for patients with LEP
  • Promote transformation of the healthcare system toward prioritizing the needs of culturally diverse patients with LEP
  • Contribute to the field of interprofessional education and team-based care

Speakers

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH – Director, The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Alexander R. Green, MD, MPH – Associate Director, The Disparities Solutions Center at MGH

 

Gail B. Gall, PhD, APRN, BC – Clinical Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing

 

Pre-registration is required. If interested, please register here.

This web seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.mghdisparitiessolutions.org.