Health Equity Leadership Series - Establishing Organizational Structures to Support Health Equity Efforts

April 21, 2022

This program will showcase various topics that are instrumental in the advancement of health equity. Several Vizient members who are farther along in the health equity journey will share their best practices on organizational structure and partnerships. By providing examples of other health systems, attendees will learn practical solutions to organize their health equity efforts which will ultimately result in more equitable outcomes for patients.

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

1.    Give examples of health system organizational structures to advance health equity strategy and goals. 
2.    Describe strategies to engage providers and community stakeholders in supporting health equity advancement.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/21/2022 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/21/2022 - 2:00pm CDT
Live activity
United States

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. 

Ineligible companies – those companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

FDA Off-Label Use
Faculty presenters are also expected to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States. 


Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
•    “None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”

Planning committee:

Shaifali Ray, MHA
Senior Networks Direct

Lindsay Mayer, RN
Senior Director, Programs

Tomas Villanueva, MD


Verlon E. Salley, MHA, CRA
Vice President of Community Health Equity
UAB Health System

Cynthia Barnard, PhD, MBA
Vice President, Quality 
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Ann Hall, MBA
Vice President, Administration
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Mini Swift, MD, MPH, FACP
Vice President, Population Health
Alameda Health System

Roderick King, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer
University of Maryland Medical System


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement:

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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