Advancing Health Equity: It’s Not Just a People Strategy
Advancing Health Equity: It’s Not Just a People Strategy
As a result of the recent racial unrest, DEI initiatives have become a hot topic across the country—and in the health care industry. As the call for representation across the medical staff and leadership resounds, many health systems are looking for ways to improve staff diversity. Although a focus on diversity ensures that the right people are at the table, health equity is an operational initiative to address the disparities that have plagued our nation. This presentation will explore using the lens of equity to address the business of health care and the services we offer. Critical to the work of health care leaders is an exploration of the opportunities for growth and expansion in our communities and how we can improve patient outcomes.
• Health care professional
• Health care decision maker
• Health plans
• Health systems
• Community-based organizations
• Outpatient providers
• Define diversity, equity and inclusion in the health system.
• Utilize equity and market analysis to grow needed services to improve outcomes.
• Develop a business case for establishing an Office of Health Equity.
Dr. Andrea Boudreaux, PsyD, MPH, MA, PACHE
Managing Partner and Global Head of Health Equity
Dr. Andrea J. Boudreaux, MPH, FACHE is a committed healthcare executive and medical psychologist with over fifteen years of progressive leadership in healthcare administration and clinical practice. She is a dedicated clinician who recognizes the plight of minorities in both mental and physical health. She is an Honors graduate of Howard University and The Texas A&M University School of Public Health.
Dr. Boudreaux is Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently serves as the Managing Partner and Global Head of Health Equity with JCG Consulting Group. Dr. Boudreaux is an accomplished health equity leader committed to improving access to marginalized and historically underserved communities. She has worked with national health systems to improve patient care through mental health integration and reduce disparities through prioritizing equity.
During her time in clinical practice, Dr. Boudreaux worked to improve the health of children and adolescents through the integration of behavioral health and primary care. Her research interests included the integration of spirituality/religion and psychotherapy as well as the underutilization of mental health services within the African American community. While she spent her clinical practice addressing mental health needs, Dr. Boudreaux is a champion of maternal health and eliminating disparities for women of Color. Currently, Dr. Boudreaux serves as the Chair for the Healthcare Access and Quality Workgroup of the Mom and Baby Action Network, a partnership between the March of Dimes and the Centers for Disease Control, and recently completed her tenure on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Healthcare Transformation Task Force.
Andrea’s network includes membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Psychological Association (APA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).
In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.
This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*
This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.
* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 PCMH CCE