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WCHQ Healthcare Value and Disparities Assembly to take place Feb. 8 in Madison

Registration open to all

MADISON, WI (December 21, 2023) —– The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has announced that registration is now open for its healthcare value and disparities seminar. With the theme, “The Impact of Disparities on Healthcare Value,” the event will take place Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin.

“Improving healthcare value and addressing healthcare inequity have been important goals for WCHQ,” reported WCHQ President/CEO Gabrielle Rude, PhD. “The intersection of these two critical components of healthcare quality will provide strategies attendees can utilize in their own work.”

The keynote address will be given by Michelle Robinson, PhD, Director of the Office of Health Equity within the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Dr. Robinson served as the vice-chair of the Governor’s Health Equity Council (GHEC) – a council charged with creating a comprehensive plan that will achieve long-lasting and equitable health outcomes for all Wisconsinites by addressing health disparities, and primary author of its report Building a Better Wisconsin: Investing in the Health and Well-being of Wisconsinites. She previously served as the Director of the Office of the Inspector General and the Equity and Systems Change Research and Policy Officer (ESCRPO) at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) where she was a member of the Secretary’s cabinet and the agency’s leadership team.

Other presentations about how disparities affect healthcare value in Wisconsin include:

  • Data driven approaches to health equity and value in healthcare
  • Implementing disparities solutions in learning health systems
  • The impact of employer healthcare on disparities and value
  • Reducing disparities in healthcare through home visits
  • How community and health system collaboration can improve health equity

    Event details and registration information are available on the WCHQ website, Employees of WCHQ member organizations may attend the event free of charge. The registration fee for attendees not affiliated with a WCHQ member organization is $80. Registration is requested by January 26, 2024.


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