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Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics Series to Begin

Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics (CPHE) is hosting webinars and roundtable on health-related topics of interest from Aug., 29, through Sept. 5. The gatherings are free and open to the public.

The first webinar, “Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals,” begins at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 in the CHPE conference room, on 2616 Burt Street. Speakers will discuss best practices from hospitals honored for their success in providing high-quality care to all. Speakers include Steven L Jones, executive director for Talent Management and Diversity at Indiana University Health University Hospital, and Bradley G. Hinrichs, assistant professor in health systems management and director at Facilities Planning at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. This webinar is in collaboration with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Health Research & Research Education Trust. In unable to make it to CHPE fur you wish to participate advance registration is required, register at this link https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=501002&sessionid=1&key=81E3CAAF0618425C7EF5540187513B1B&sourcepage=register

The second webinar “Reducing Inequities in Breast Cancer: Why Experience Matters,” is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in the CPHE conference room, on 2616 Burt Street. The topic will focus on how race-related barriers in the medical system radically inform healthcare experiences and contribute to breast cancer inequities, and the barriers women face after healthcare is obtained. Speakers are Maria Caprio, director of The Shanti Project Breast Cancer Program and Dr. Galen Joseph, assistant professor of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco. If you are unable to make it to CHPE but wish to participate on your own you can register at this link. http://bcaction.org/2012/08/06/free-webinar-reducing-inequities-in-breast-cancer-part-two-why-experience-matters/

The final event is a CHPE Roundtable held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the CHPE conference room, on 2616 Burt Street. The roundtable is titled “Financial Sustainability Education Program for Low-Income Women in Omaha,” with discussion by Julie Kalkowski and Tina Gray from Creighton’s Financial Hope Collaborative and will be moderated by Beth Furlong, Ph.D., Creighton professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics.

For more information about CHPE Roundtables, visit http://chpe.creighton.edu/ or contact Helen Shew at 402.280.2646.