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CHEF January Face-to-Face Education Program – Onsite Registration is Available

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2019 CHEF Face-to-Face Education Program
Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS):  A Strategy to Improve Quality, Reduce Health Disparities and Achieve Health Equity for Diverse Patient Populations,
a Diversity and Inclusion event.
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30pm
The Walsh Group
307 S. Sangamon
Chicago, IL 60607
Onsite Registration Available.

As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, healthcare organizations struggle to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate, health literate care that takes into account patients’ cultural health beliefs, preferred languages, and communication needs. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the United States will become a majority-minority population sometime between 2042 and 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). More than 57 million people speak a language other than English at home and over 25 million speak English less than “very well.” Only 12% of adults have average health literacy meaning that 9 out of 10 adults lack the basic skills to manage their own health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care provide a framework for delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services to advance health           equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.

Kim Byas, Sr., PhD, MPH, FACHE, Regional Executive, American Hospital Association

Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA, Associate Director of Community Engaged Research, University of Illinois at Chicago

Joni Duncan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Parent and Affiliate, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Larry J. Goodman, MD,  Chief Executive Officer, Rush System and Chief Executive Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University

CHEF thanks the Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF) , our Supporting Partner.


January 24
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Chicago Health Executives Forum


The Walsh Group
307 S. Sangamon
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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