Health Care Workforce: Increasing Diversity to Meet Your State’s Needs
Start Date: August 28, 2014
End Date: August 28, 2014
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ 11 a.m. PT
As the United States grows increasingly diverse, the need for a racially and ethnically diverse health care workforce is critical to ensuring the delivery of high quality services, as well as reducing health disparities. State policymakers seeking to address the health needs of minority populations are investigating diversity of the health care workforce, which has been shown to help improve access to health and health care for communities of color.
People of color are already a majority in 48 of the largest cities in the U.S., and five states have “minority majorities.” The percentage of people who identify themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority is growing—nonwhite racial and ethnic groups will constitute a majority of the American population later in this century. At least 90 percent of the U.S. population growth between 2010 and 2050 is expected to come from minority groups, making the issue of workforce diversity critical. This webinar will outline why policymakers may want to increase the diversity of their state’s health care workforce and highlight policy strategies available to states.
Ned Calonge, MD, President and CEO, The Colorado Trust
Richard Larson, MD, PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Research, UNM
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