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Improving Disparities and Access to Transplant Care in The Hispanic Community
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT / 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT
The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.
Overview: Improving access to transplant care is a challenge in many health care organizations serving historically marginalized populations. The donation and transplant communities are faced with barriers such as health literacy, culture, and language.
To motivate the implementation of culturally sensitive programs for minorities is the focus of today’s discussion, emphasizing the experience and successes of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. Are these successes translated to other marginalized groups? We are looking forward to a robust exchange of ideas.
- Describe disparities in Hispanic Americans’ access to transplantation and living donation.
- Articulate cultural and linguistic issues and Hispanic patient preferences that should inform strategies for improving living kidney and liver donation in Hispanics.
- Describe how the Hispanic Transplant Program (HKTP) at Northwestern Medicine (NM) in Chicago, IL has been associated with increases in living organ donation, Kidney and liver transplantation in Hispanics.
Transplant Center Professionals, Surgeons, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs