Addressing Bias and Disparities

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy recently hosted Howard Ross, far left, founder and chief learning officer at Cook Ross, Inc., and Sharonne Hayes, MD, far right, the founder of the Mayo Clinic’s Women’s Heart Clinic and director of diversity and inclusion, as keynot speakers for the health system’s third senior leadership summit at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Mr. Ross presented “Everyday Bias” plus an overview of recent research and practical steps to address unconscious bias in organizational and personal endeavors. Dr. Hayes shared her advocacy efforts for women’s health and offered insight into how diversity and inclusion practices can mitigate health disparities. Welcoming them were North Shore-LIJ’s Barbara Felker, second from left, vice president of diversity and community engagement; Lawrence Smith, MD, center, executive vice president and physician in chief; Jennifer Mieres, MD, second from right, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer.

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