The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) is hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learning series to share MHA tools and resources, utilize data for impact and share best practices for implementing sustainable DEI work in your facility.

Ken Holmen, president and CEO, CentraCare, will kick off the series by speaking about the importance of DEI work. Part one will provide an overview of the health equity organizational assessment (HEOA), which was originally developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Health Equity Affinity Group to better understand hospitals’ and health systems’:

  • Preparedness to address health disparities through the consistent collection of accurate demographic data
  • Use of demographic data to identify and resolve disparities
  • Implementation of organizational and cultural structures needed to sustain the delivery of equitable care

This assessment, located in the MHA Data Portal, is appropriate for hospitals and health systems at any point in their DEI quality improvement journey.

This webinar will also share how race, ethnicity and language data is collected from hospital claims at MHA and how this data can be used in a real-world setting to identify gaps and determine where additional areas of focus may be needed.


  • Describe the DEI tools and resources available through MHA
  • Discuss how to utilize data for impact
  • List best practices for implementing sustainable DEI work


  • Kenneth Holmen, president & CEO, CentraCare
  • Katie Banks, director, health informatics and analytics, MHA
  • Jaclyn Roland, database manager - data and information services, MHA
  • Jennifer Schoenecker, senior director, quality and safety, MHA
  • Abigail Stoffel, quality and process improvement specialist, MHA

Who should attend

CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs, providers, nurses, patient safety officers, diversity and inclusion officers, front-line staff and any hospital or health system employee interested in improving competency and inclusion at their facility.  

Continuing education

As an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, MHA can help attending physicians and physician assistants receive continuing certification (MOC) credit from their respective specialty board for work related to health equity quality improvement, including participation in this webinar series.

The program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of 1 contact hour.


  • Complimentary for MHA members
  • $25 per person for nonmembers

Registration deadline

Please register by 5 p.m. on June 22 to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

Approximately four business days before the web conference, you will receive an email that contains instructions on how to connect. Advance registration is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

If you do not receive an email from Christy Hammer prior to the program with web conference details, please contact info@mnhospitals.org to confirm your registration.

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When and Where
  • 6/23/2021 3:00 PM CDT
  • 6/23/2021 4:00 PM CDT
  • Webinar