Orange County Healthcare Diversity Summit
Thursday, May 16, 2019 – 8:00am-12:00pm
UCI Student Center – Pacific Ballroom C
The Healthcare Diversity Summit is a joint venture between the UCI College of Health Sciences and the California Diversity Council. The summit seeks to develop and enhance culturally inclusive professionals, behaviors, programs and policies to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve throughout Southern California. Aimed at professionals in healthcare, biomedical research, and related industries, the summit offers the opportunity to highlight successful best and next practices to address the most pressing issues facing our industry.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Why Diversity Matters in Healthcare? Because it Works!” Sessions will address three primary themes:
- Workforce Changes – Successful healthcare systems understand that it is crucial to recruit and retain a diversity of employees that better reflect and meet the healthcare needs of the diverse communities that they are increasingly called upon to serve.
- Diversity is More Than You See – Diversity encompasses all of the potential differences that affect how we interpret and behave, differences that are so commonly encountered that we might fail to understand their power. Putting aside our inherent egocentricity, acknowledging the inherent diversity within our practices and workplace will help us understand how others interpret how we interact with them.
- Developing Cultural Competency in Healthcare – The process of developing cultural competence is a means of responding effectively to the huge ethnic and racial demographic shifts and changes that are confronting our country’s healthcare system. To become culturally adept both personally and organizationally requires a well-planned and sustained integrated multicultural approach.
Registration for this event is $79 for individuals and companies are also able to purchase block registrations by contributing as a sponsor. Please visit the event website for more information on individual speakers/panelists, registration and sponsorship packages, and a complete event agenda.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has a limited number of complementary registrations available for UCI affiliates. Please contact Dr. Xavier Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
UCI Medical Center Residency Open House
Saturday, May 18, 2019
This is an invite-only event for 3rd year medical students from AOA- and LCME-accredited institutions.
Confirmed attendees can contact Dr. Xavier Hernandez at email@example.com with any questions/concerns related to the event.
Health Equity and Diversity Lecture Series
Fall Quarter 2019 – Time/Date TBA
Please join us every quarter for guest speakers from across the health sciences who discuss contemporary issues related to diversity and inclusion in research, practice, and academia.