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Journey to Equitable Health: How Do We Get There and Who is Leading the Way?

November 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Journey to Equitable Health:
How Do We Get There and Who is Leading the Way?

Tuesday, November 1, 8:30am-12:30pm
(Includes breakfast and luncheon)

This program has been developed and is presented locally by ACHE of Massachusetts. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.


As healthcare leaders, we embrace the principle that quality of care should not vary on the basis of the patients’ socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, or geographic background. However, despite significant efforts to expand access to high-quality healthcare, inequities in the U.S. persist- especially in vulnerable populations. Collectively, our healthcare system has an obligation to do better.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Steve will discuss the new 5-year extension of the MassHealth Medicaid waiver and its impact/meaning for advancing health equity initiatives here in MA.




APPROVED for 1.5 ACHE Face to Face Credits


8:00am: Registration/Breakfast

8:30am: ACHE Annual Meeting

8:45am: Welcome, Diversity Leader Award Presentation

9:00am: Opening Speaker: Thea James, MD: Who Is Leading the Way? Boston Medical Center’s Vision for Transforming Healthcare

9:50am: Networking Break

10:30am: Panel DiscussionHow Do We Get There? Strategic Pathways to Health Equity (see panelists below)

12:00am: Adjourn to Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Thea James, MD
Executive Director of the Health Equity Accelerator and
Vice President of Mission & Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center

In-Depth Panel Discussion Featuring Moderator: Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA
Executive Director, National Medical Association and
Past Executive Director, National Association of Health Services Executives


Michael Curry, CEO, Mass League of Community Health Centers

Tonya Hongsermeier, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer, Elimu Informatics

Estevan Garcia, MD, MPA, Chief Medical Officer, MA Dept. of Public Health

Join us to hear from experts on:
  • Racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and other disparities in healthcare delivery 
  • The linkage of disparities to quality and safety; 
  • Strategies for preventing readmissions, avoiding medical errors and improving patient satisfaction
  • Methods for collecting patient data/monitoring disparities
  • Improved coordination of healthcare delivery by utilizing other community resources



November 1, 2022
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


MHA Conference Center, Burlington MA
500 District Ave
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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