Conference Series Overview

DiversityRx is the proud co-producer of the National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations Series

Initiated in 1998, each biennial conference provides a national forum on a broad spectrum of issues related to cultural/linguistic competence and the reduction of health disparities. Without parallel in scope and popularity, the conference offers: a highly interactive format that promotes learning, discussion and debate among experts and participants from multiple disciplines and varied skill levels; sessions ranging from intensive skills-building workshops to keynote addresses by nationally recognized leaders; and a diverse and committed base of financial and advisory support.

The overall goal of the conference is to improve access to and quality of health care for culturally diverse children, families, and communities to reduce health disparities and enhance well-being for these populations. The conference educates and trains physicians, nurses, and other health care providers about the needs of diverse populations and the importance of providing culturally competent health care, focusing on prevention and promoting healthy behaviors, while also facilitating the dialogue and debate necessary to address these issues at state, national, and international policy levels. The conference series has demonstrated its ability to not only educate and inform, but to impact policy and standards for the health care field, through participation of key organizations as presenters and advisory group members. Over the past eight conferences, 5,000 attendees from the US and abroad have participated in more than 450 conference sessions delivered by over 1,500 speakers.

Click on the links to view the full webprograms for the 2013, 2010, and 2008 conferences, including session titles, presenters, presentation abstracts and handouts.

You can also view the 2013 Conference Program, Sponsors, and Feedback, and read about participant experiences in our blog.


View more about the conference series background and history.

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