Massachusetts Medical Society: Focus on DHE&I: Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices - Webinar Series

Focus on DHE&I: Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices - Webinar Series

Session One: Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

April 14 from 12-12:45 p.m. ET

As part of its commitment to champion diversity, health equity, and inclusion, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association have partnered to host a series of webinars to encourage dialogue and share best practices. The webinar series will address best practices for creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, leadership and accountability, pipeline advancement programs, and moving data into action around health equity. Register today to advance your skills around DE&I best practices!

Learning Objectives

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


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 the 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 live activity 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.


Rosa Colon-Kolacko, PhD, MBA, Wellforce, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Rosa has more than 25 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies, change management teams, and other human resource functions across different industries, the country, and globally. She was the Chief Diversity Officer and SVP of the Learning Institute at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware and SVP and Chief People Officer at NY City Health + Hospital. She also ran her own diversity and global learning consulting firm, with a client list including Jefferson Health and Baptist Health South Florida. At Bristol Myers-Squibb she was the Global Director for Change Management and Learning. She also is a researcher and has held academic positions at Bowling Green State University, Georgetown University, and for the last four years, Rosa has been Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

A multi-cultural and multi-lingual leader, Rosa partners with all Wellforce members to further embrace diversity, build cultural intelligence, and create an environment that values and supports all who work here. She also helps the organization achieve the goal of an unmatched customer experience by ensuring that all patients and their families feel respected and receive the highest quality of care. Rosa is a critical liaison between the system and the communities, helping to deepen understanding around the disparities that exist and how we can be part of the solution.


Please send your questions to Lindsay Goldfarb (lgoldfarb@mhalink.org) or Bissan Biary (bbiary@mms.org).

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