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2013 Conference: Reflections, Reminders, and Reunions

March 15, 2013. As I sit here on the plane, reflecting on the last week, I am struck by how the remarkable the experience is.  The 8th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations was my fourth – Seattle, Minneapolis, Baltimore and Oakland.  

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Your Input: The future of health equity and diversity

As we review the Eighth DiversityRx Conference in Oakland that took place last week, we'd like to hear from you about what the future holds for the field of health equity and diversity, and what stories you have from your work. Please fill out this short survey:

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Stories, Data, and Techology

"No data without stories, no stories without data." Nice reminder to keep the connections between the "facts" and "individuals impacted" in focus.  This also informs the challenges raised in this session about the reluctance of staff to ask for information about ethnicity and race -- data is not just data -- it’s connected to individual lives.

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Opening Plenary Sets the Tone for the Eighth National Conference

Refreshingly strong Opening Plenary Session for the Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations.  Among others, Dr. Mark Mark Smith, MD, MBA President & Chief Executive Officer, California HealthCare Foundation set a context about how we (the field) can talk about communities of color or those sharing similar ethnicities, gender, etc.

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Networking on Social Media at the Eighth National Conference

This year for the first time we will be supporting a social media backchannel at the National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations! We'd love to have everyone's participation, to join the dialogue start here:

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DiversityRx 2010 -- Highlights from a Diversity Practitioner

By Mina Kini, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Texas Health Resources

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Ignatius Bau blogs from DiversityRx 2010

For the first time, we asked conference attendees to submit blog postings about their experience. Our first correspondent was Ignatius Bau, who was also the first recipient of the DiversityRx 2010 National Champion for Health Equity and Quality award.

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Putting on the final touches

With over 700 people registered, the DiversityRx team is putting the final touches on the 2010 conference program, slated for October 18-21, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. The line-up of speakers and workshops is equally impressive: 

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