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  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Community Benefit Organizations »

    March 20, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in community benefit organizations (CBOs) is a critical strategic imperative as the US becomes more diverse, and nonprofits and other types of CBOs play an important role in confronting inequality and advocating for community and social change amidst increasing acts of hatred and violence toward immigrants, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community. This discussion will focus on how CBOs can embrace DE&I as a fundamental reflection of their missions through talent, leadership, culture, and impact. Participants are encouraged to share examples of how CBOs have increased their community impact by implementing various DE&I strategies.

    Lunch will be provided.

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  2. Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation Research Seminar Series: Advancing Healthcare Transformation through Policy Efforts »

    March 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    The IHPI Research Seminar Series is a lecture-based program designed to share innovative health services research topics, studies, and programs, with clinicians, faculty, research staff, and students from a variety of disciplines.

    Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., M.S. is the Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer at Henry Ford Health System. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, the Chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health, and Michigan's and the nation's First State-level Surgeon General. In 2012 she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. Since 1987 she has been on the faculty of University of Michigan (UM) Medical School's Department of Medical Education and adjunct professor in the UM School of Public Health. Dr. Wisdom focuses on health disparities/health care equity, infant mortality/maternal and child health, chronic disease, unintended pregnancy, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, and tobacco use. She has worked collaboratively with school districts, faith-based organizations and the business community.

    Dr. Wisdom provides strong leadership in community benefit/population health, and improving the health of those disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. She founded the award-winning African American Initiative for Male Health Improvement (AIM -HI) and most recently, the Women Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network which aims to improve access to healthcare and reduce infant mortality in neighborhoods in Detroit. Since 2008, she has chaired the Detroit Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force. In 2007, she founded a youth leadership development effort - Generation With Promise (GWP) - designed to equip youth to drive policy, environmental and behavioral change in their school and community. GWP youth were featured on the cover of Modern Healthcare in June 2014. Dr. Wisdom is the recipient of numerous awards, has authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and appeared on national television, including ABC's Nightline, and has presented to audiences across the country and internationally.

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