2015 Healthcare Diversity Summit

While some gains have been made in regards to increasing diversity in the field of health care management, recent studies continue to suggest that there is still ample room for improvement. With recent changes to our National Health Care System as well as the changing demographics in our country. There is an urgent need to understand the importance of healthcare organizations providing a culturally competent framework to serve such a diverse population. The Healthcare Diversity Council aims to provide a forum for dialogue and awareness. Our main goal is to assist in creating knowledge as to how to build an organizational culture and workforce that is culturally competent and inclusive. It is our vision to begin the transformation that will drive organizations to become culturally competent as they contribute to eliminate health disparities.

The Council is multi-functional and works closely with its members to:

  • Lead, develop and otherwise support organizational diversity development strategies that promote inclusive, respectful, diverse, and culturally competent employment, and services to consumers and communities.
  • Develop and monitor disparity and diversity performance measures.
  • Coordinate diversity development initiatives and groups across Arizona.
  • Represent the AZHDC in all diversity development initiatives

Sponsorship Opportunities available, please contact Alessandra Jaime at [email protected]

View the 2014 Healthcare Diversity Summit


Individual Registration — $40


A $3 processing fee will be charged to all registrations



“Transformational Diversity in Healthcare”



Thursday, November 12, 2015



9501 E. Shea Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

CVS Driving Directions
101 Freeway to Shea Blvd. East on Shea, South on 96th Street, immediately
enter first driveway for visitor parking lot. Parking is FREE.





Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00 a.m. — 9:05 a.m. Advisory Board Welcome
9:05 a.m. — 9:10 a.m. Host Welcome
9:10 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. Featured Speaker
10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
10:15 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Sponsor Acknowledgement and Closing Remarks


Featured Speaker

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System Center



Attorney at Law and National Certified Counselor
Law Office of T.K. Floyd, PLLC



Board Certified Family Nurse Practioner
Minute Clinic

Senior Director, Med D Quality and Reporting
CVS Health

Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
Bridgeway Health Solutions

Director, Office for Community Affairs
Mayo Clinic

Cultural Sensitivity Administrator
Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care


Discussion Topics

Many Faces: Addressing Diversity in Healthcare
Diversity. It is a word that means something different to each and every person. 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 have challenged health care providers and organizations to consider cultural diversity as a priority. However, healthcare providers must realize that addressing cultural diversity goes beyond knowing the values, beliefs, practices and customs of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. In addition to racial classification and national origin, there are many other faces of cultural diversity. Religious affiliation, language, physical size, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (both physical and mental), political orientation, socio-economic status, occupational status and geographical location are but a few of the faces of diversity.

  1. Is there a relationship between the concept of diversity and cultural competence? If so, in what way?
  2. Explain ways that driving cultural competency and putting diversity into action can be conducted in the health care professions, in particular with students.
  3. How does diversity in the curriculum potentially impact healthcare professions 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?




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Individual Registration — $40


A $3 processing fee will be charged to all registrations