Rosann Santos Explains How Healthcare Equity is Imperative in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
She has been recently working with individuals and organizations in the healthcare industry on matters of creating equity in the healthcare space.
In a recent video on her YouTube channel she explained in detail what the current challenges in healthcare are: https://www.youtube.com/
She began by saying, "What do we think we've learned over the past 2 years? That there are health disparities in the U.S. Black and Hispanic Americans are three times as likely to contract and two times as likely to die from COVID-19."
Rosann makes it clear that leaders in the healthcare space must role model good behaviors to create a diverse and inclusive environment in the workplace. Equitable leadership practices should be put in place to develop in their people the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
She described a recent experience relevant to the matter in which she took her mother to a medical appointment and the doctor did not see her until well over an hour after her scheduled appointment. The doctor then only spent fifteen minutes with her mother. She highlighted that the waiting room was full of Black and Latino patients who have been waiting just as long, if not longer - and they were all over sixty years old. It just signals to the patients in that facility that their time is not valuable.
She went on to say, "Healthcare equity is an imperative and it requires leaders to be intentional and deliberate about the ecosystem in which the healthcare system resides and in the training that staff at all levels should be receiving."
About Rosann Santos:
Rosann is a keynote speaker, career coach and facilitator for DEI and unconscious bias. She's not only known for delivering deeply engaging, interactive conversations in live workshops and seminars but also for her ability to effect audiences in an online virtual environment. She is adept at transferring the energy and deeper meaning of her message into a virtual environment in a unique, effective manner.
Rosann is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and can facilitate training or deliver a keynote equally in both languages.
For more information on training for diversity, equity and inclusion training for unconscious bias visit her website at RosannSantos.com
For interest in career development services Rosann provides visit her podcast website at:
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