Webinar: Cultural Competency - A Road Map to Advancing Health Equity

Updated:Sep 21,2017

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Noon - 1:15 p.m. EST

This web conference is designed to provide medical professionals working with patients in the hospital and clinic-based environment with strategies that promote the delivery of inclusive and culturally competent health care.


KEYNOTE:  Cultural Competency: The Importance in Patient Centered Care
Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, Senior Vice President, Office of Community and Public Health, Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Associate Professor of Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Karen Ziemianski, RN, MS, Assistant Director of Nursing, Medical Surgical Services, Erie County Medical Center Corporation, Buffalo, NY 
  • Margaret Cammarieri, Regional VP, Health Equities, American Heart Association, Robbinsville, NJ 
  • Nikki Burnett, Regional VP, Health Equities, American Heart Association, W. Springfield, MA
American Heart Association's Health Equity Resources (PDF)

Discussion Topics:
  • Cultural Competency -The Importance in Patient Centered Care: Discussion regarding the urgency and importance of incorporating cultural competency into the health care environment. This call to action identifies that quality patient care needs to be customized through a holistic approach to healthcare. 
  • One Successful Strategy to Address Health Disparities: Example will be provided of a hospital's strategy and their implementation process to collect race, language and ethnicity demographics. 
  • American Heart Association’s Health Equity Resources
    o    Tu Corazón, Latino Initiative
    o    Healthcare Professionals Tool Kit: Power to End Stroke

If you have questions about any of the topics covered, please feel free to reach out to:

Roseanne Hemmitt Quality Improvement Initiatives, email:  roseanne.hemmitt@heart.org
Sue Flor:  Professional Education, email:  sue.flor@heart.org 
Nikki Burnett: Health Equities, email: nikki.burnett@heart,org
Margaret Cammarieri: Health Equities, email: margaret.cammarieri@heart.org