We hope you will join the Northern California chapter on November 17th for a webinar, "Understanding Racial and Social Barriers to Health". Our speaker is Ashley Clos, Director of Community and Social Responsibility, with The Christ Hospital Health Network.
Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to "attain his or her full health potential" and when no one is "disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances". Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life, quality of life, rates of disease, disability, and death, severity of disease, and access to treatment.
During this program we will explore how we consider Race as a risk factor during diagnosis and treatment, how we consider a patient's Sexual Orientation and/or Gender identity during diagnosis and treatment, and how we consider a patient's "socially determined circumstances" in their care plan, along with what employers can do to improve these disparities in their benefits program and corporate culture.
As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the social and racial barriers to healthcare that exist within an
• Learn how those barriers impact access to and utilization of healthcare
and care outcomes
• Identify interventions that can be incorporated into benefit and wellness
plans to reduce or remove barriers and improve employee health
At 12 noon, immediately following the webinar, the Chapter will hold its Annual Membership Meeting. All Chapter members are encouraged to attend via Zoom. During this brief meeting, we will hear reports from the Education and Membership Committees, last year’s meeting minutes will be reviewed for approval, and officers will be elected for 2022.
Director of Community and Social Responsibility
The Christ Hospital Health Network
Ashley is currently the Director of Community and Social Responsibility for The Christ Hospital Health Network where she has worked for the past six years. Her focuses include executing the Health Network's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic plan, Community Health Needs Assessment, Health Equity Transformation project, and is the co-creator of N.E.S.T. (Nourishing Employees Strengths and Talents) designed to help entry level employees overcome personal challenges to successful employment and create pathways to a sustainable living wage.
Ashley is a Venue Magazine "40 under 40", Venue Magazine "Healthcare Leader", graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and current CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow.
Ashley is a proud Kentucky native and an alumna of Northern Kentucky University and Kappa Delta Sorority. She is passionate about civic engagement, social responsibility, health equity, and more importantly addressing systemic racism within our institutions. She has spent her career working in the non-profit sector focusing on policy improvement, organizational leadership, community health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 noon Pacific
Annual Membership Meeting:
12:00 noon - 12:30 PM Pacific
FREE - Northern California Chapter Members
$25 - Non-members and Guests
Please click here to register for the webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you don't receive the link, please contact the Northern California Chapter.
By Monday, November 15, 2021
Donna Malliet, CEBS Compliant