Wednesday, July 28
Equity of Care: The Health Equity Journey in Advancing Health for All | 12:45 pm CT
Melinda L. Estes, MD, President and CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System; Eugene Woods, President and CEO, Atrium Health; Janice E. Nevin, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, ChristianaCare; and Wright L. Lassiter, III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Head down the path toward greater health equity with the guidance of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE). During this session, the recipients of the AHA’s 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award will highlight systemic commitments and process changes that are delivering greater equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies that help reduce health disparities for diverse populations. Learn why health equity is a business imperative and a critical step toward accelerating quality improvement.
Thursday, July 29
Health Care: The Human Story | 10:00 am CT
Anna Deavere Smith, award-winning playwright, actor, and educator
The MacArthur Foundation honored Anna Deavere Smith with the “Genius” Fellowship for creating “a new form of theatre — a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” For her one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy, Smith conducted thousands of hours of interviews with patients, doctors, and administrators to expose the complexities of the American health care system. People all over the country shared their own stories, giving her a unique perspective on what is happening in health care. Today her subjects’ hearts and humanity get the spotlight as she turns her interviews into the script, reliving their experiences on stage in a powerful and surprising presentation.