Research shows that gaps in patient care may occur when there is a lack of diversity or inclusion in those who care for diverse patients. A new speaker series at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College helps address this concern by exploring major diversity and inclusion issues and how they impact health care.
The Allied Health and Dental Hygiene departments at UC Blue Ash College are hosting the Inclusion with Intent in Health Care speaker series. It kicked off this past fall and will feature two new presentations in spring 2017. The events are free and open to the public.
“As the population of health care patients continues to diversify, this speaker series is one way to provide opportunities to help health care professionals and students build a culture of inclusion, so they can continue to provide quality, equitable care for all patients,” says Julie Gill, chair of the Allied Health Department at UC Blue Ash.
Pastor Chuck Mingo will present on the impact of religion and spirituality in health care. Mingo serves as the pastor of Crossroads Church in Oakley, where more than 12,000 people worship together every weekend. His presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. in Muntz Auditorium on the UC Blue Ash campus.
Mental health disparities in the immigrant community will be the focus of the presentation by Patrick Reynolds-Berry on Thursday, April 13 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. in Muntz Auditorium. Reynolds-Berry is the case management supervisor at Su Casa Hispanic Center and also serves as a bilingual mental health therapist.
You can learn more about the Inclusion with Intent in Health Care speaker series at www.ucblueash.edu/about/community/inclusion.
UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio. To learn more, call (513) 745-5600, visit us online at www.ucblueash.edu, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.