Massachusetts Medical Society: Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

This course satisfies 0.75 CME credit toward the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine’s requirement on the topic of implicit bias in health care.

Creating a culture of inclusion and belonging is critical to advancing diversity and health equity. While it has become an organizational imperative, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. This webinar addresses best practices for evolving your culture based on where your organization is today. 






Rosa Colon-Kolacko, PhD, MBA, CDM, SHRM-SCP, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Wellforce, has more than 25 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion and equity strategies, change management teams and other human resource functions on both the national and local levels. She has held academic positions at Bowling Green State University, Georgetown University and the University of Delaware. Most recently, Rosa has served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She also serves on the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association’s standing committee on Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion.

Intended Audience
Physicians, Health Care Administrators, Nurse Managers, Senior Managers,  Training Managers and other health care professionals

Course Objectives

  • Discuss ways to assess your current culture as it relates to inclusion and belonging.
  • Identify steps to create a culture that fosters inclusion and belonging based on the specific needs of the organization’s employees and patients.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: $30.00
MMS Resident/Student Member: $ Free
Non-Member Physician: $67.50
Non-Members Resident/Student: $15.00
Allied Health Professional/Other: $24.00

Format & Estimated Time to Complete
This internet enduring material activity with video will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. 

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.  

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: May 26, 2021
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: May 26, 2024

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Bissan Biary, Senior Practice Solutions Specialist, Practice Solutions and Medical Economics, Massachusetts Medical Society
Valerie Fleishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Jane Gagne, Manager, Accreditation & Education Compliance, NEJM Group Education
Lindsay Goldfarb, Healthcare Education Program Manager, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Jessica Lacy, MBA, MHA, Medical Economics Research Analyst, Practice Solutions and Medical Economics, Massachusetts Medical Society
Yael Miller, Director, Practice Solutions and Medical Economics, Massachusetts Medical Society
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education
Susan Webb, Executive Director, Health Policy, Public Health, AMR Planning & Education, Massachusetts Medical Society

System Requirements

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)

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