Diversity Seminar Series: Delivering Quality Care to Diverse Populations

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPHThe Office of Diversity & Inclusion continues its Diversity Seminar Series on April 25 to provide resources and insight into diverse issues in access to and the delivery of, culturally competent and inclusive health care, with a presentation by nationally known leader, Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH.

Dr. Betancourt’s talk, “Pursuing Value in a Time of Healthcare Transformation: Delivering Quality Care to Diverse Populations,” will draw upon his expertise and primary interests including cross-cultural medicine, quality of care, minority recruitment into the health professions, racial and ethnic disparities, equity in health care and minority health/health policy research.

The talk will be held DuVal Auditorium on April 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP for the Diversity Seminar Series at http://forms.diversity.medicine.arizona.edu/seminar with the College of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion 520.621.0235; diversity@medicine.arizona.edu www.diversity.medicine.arizona.edu.

The UA College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, formerly the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in health care. The Diversity Seminar Series was launched last quarter and supports multiple on-going diversity efforts by the office.

Dr. Betancourt, an expert in cross-cultural care and communication, is the director of the Disparities Solutions Center, he also is senior scientist with the Mongan Institute for Health Policy and associate professor of medicine with the Harvard Medical School Program and director of multicultural education with the Massachusetts General Hospital and co-founder of Quality Interactions, Inc.

As co-founder of Quality Interactions, a training and research organization committed to improving health care to diverse patient populations and eliminating health disparities, Dr. Betancourt is the head of an industry-leading company that has created and deployed a portfolio of e-learning programs in the area of cross-cultural care and communication to over 125,000 health care professionals across the country.

Dr. Betancourt has advised federal, state and local government, foundations, health plans, hospitals, health centers, professional societies, trade organizations, pharmaceutical companies and private industry on strategies to improve quality of care and eliminate disparities.