New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2010
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, the CEO of the National League for Nursing, will gather with other thought leaders in health care at the Doubletree Hotel in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 6 from 2:15-3:45 pm for a panel discussion devoted to "Developing and Diversifying the Health Care Pipeline in the US."
The panel will take place as part of a two-day meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH), a federal committee established to advise the US secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters of importance to the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. The group is positioned to influence the evolving national conversation on reforming health care policy and practice. Dr. Malone was invited in May to join the panel by Dr. Garth Graham, deputy assistant secretary on minority health, and ACMH chair, Dr. Rebens Pamies.
The focus of this year's committee deliberations is increasing diversity in the health care workforce in the US, following which the committee will issue its report with recommendations to the secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Malone was deputy assistant secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration, serving under HHS secretary Donna Shalala. She has made increasing diversity in the nursing and nurse educator workforce a signature of her tenure at the NLN, since she joined the organization as CEO in February 2007.
"I am looking forward to sharing the NLN's perspective on increasing diversity in the health care workforce, as the NLN's and others' research confirm that minimizing cultural, economic, and social disparities between health care providers and patients leads to improved health outcomes," Dr. Malone stated. "The ACMH is in the forefront of this important advocacy work, and it is my privilege to participate."
Added NLN president Cathleen M. Shultz, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, "We at the NLN are gratified by the inclusion of nurse educators at the highest levels of government as together we seek solutions to today's most vexing health care challenges."
Editors and reporters: The ACMH meeting is open to the public. For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick, at 212-812-0376.
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