2017: Race Matters

Advancing Race Equity and Inclusion:


Racial disparities, discrimination, and segregation are widespread and continue to undermine our nation’s social fabric. The purpose of
this webinar series is to provide individuals and organizations with the foundational knowledge needed to integrate race equity and inclusion into programs, policies, and practices. The webinars will feature speakers from the acclaimed Race Matters Institute based in
Baltimore, Maryland, as well as from community-based groups focusing on health equity within North and South Carolina.
These webinars will deepen knowledge of racial equity principles and concepts, cover how to become an equity-focused organization,
explain the importance of disaggregated data to propose policy solutions, and explore how to collect, analyze, and effectively use
disaggregated data. The series will conclude with case studies of equity-focused initiatives within the Carolinas.

June 26, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Race Matters – Unpack Key Concepts to Advance Racial Equity – Recording Available Here!

July 10, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Get Your House In Order – Strategies to Advance Racial Equity – Recording Available Here!

July 31, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Data Matters – Disaggregating Data by Race and Ethnicity

August 14, 2017 | 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Health Equity in Action – Case Studies from the Carolinas

Register Here!



Sponsoring Organizations:

2016: Health Equity

From March to September of 2016, the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina, in partnership with the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence and the South Carolina Hospital Association offered a webinar series focused on the strategic use of data and community engagement mechanisms to improve health outcomes and decrease disparity gaps. Each program was designed to stimulate thinking, to ignite creativity, and to foster greater or continued collaboration as we work to improve the health and health status of our state. Topics and discussions are built around the Alliance’s Call to Action for Health Equity and the American Hospital Association’s 123forEquity Pledge.

Elements of a Comprehensive Cultural Competence Plan



Joe Betancourt (Mass General) presents a framework to develop cross-cultural communication skills among clinical and non-clinical staff in healthcare organizations.

Increasing Diversity in Management, Executive Leadership, and Boards



Kinneil Coltman presents how the Greenville Health System re-engineered its recruitment process and enhanced its leadership academy to improve diversity in executive management. Tara Weese and Antoine Tate present how they develop board leadership skills among grassroots leaders in Spartanburg County so they can effectively serve in Boards of Directors.

How to Use DHEC’s Online Database of Population and Health Statistics

Slides and Tutorial

Learn with Dr. Mike Smith and Dr. Daniela Nitcheva how to stratify DHEC’s vital and population statistics by race, ethnicity, zip-code, payer source, etc in a matter of seconds. Slides and Tutorial

Scangis webinar

How to Meaningfully Engage Patients and Communities



The failure of great ideas and evidence-based strategies often comes from lack of engagement of the end user. People with lived-experience must be part of the design of solutions for themselves and their communities in the very beginning. Join us to learn about how to meaningfully engage with your communities and patients in a way that is inclusive of those you’re serving.

Applying an Equity Lens to Decision Making



Dr. Rick Foster shares examples of how common day to day decisions can have an impact on health disparities and shares some tricks to make sure that our decisions contribute to improving health for all.


Unconscious Bias’ Impact on Health Disparities



Anton Gunn, Chief Diversity Officer at MUSC discusses the impact of implicit bias and microaggressions on health disparities. If you want to learn more about Implicit Bias, and take a test to uncover your unconscious bias visit Project Implicit. 

General Alliance Webinars

Everyone Has a Role to Play at Achieving a Healthier SC

Rick Foster and Ana Gallego explain the Alliance and discuss opportunities for anyone in South Carolina to contribute to achieving its goals.


Using Data to Improve Health Equity: CMS

In this webinar, Tomas Leon from the American Hospital Association discusses the #123forEquity pledge, and the Alliances Carmen Wilson discusses South Carolina’s participation in the Call to Action for Health Equity with SCHA’s Laura Cole.