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Thursday, July 13, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm EDT

This webinar is offered by The Center for Health Care Strategies.

Everyone deserves to receive the care they need, including trans youth. Transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive youth face unique barriers to accessing health care, which are further compounded for trans youth of color, trans youth in rural communities, and trans youth on public insurance. Providers can better support trans youth by incorporating a youth-led, strengths-based approach in their care. By shifting practices and policies, health care teams can make their care settings more welcoming for trans youth and their families and work toward centering youth voices in discussions on health care access, social and community resources, and more.

This webinar will highlight promising strategies for creating welcoming health care settings for trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive youth and their families. A nationally recognized pediatrician as well as a health center founder and nurse-practitioner will share their experiences creating practices that empower trans youth to lead their health care journey, access needed resources, and advocate for themselves and their communities. The webinar is a product of Accelerating Child Health Transformation (ACHT), a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seeks to accelerate the adoption of key strategies necessary to advance anti-racist and family-centered pediatric practice.

Providers, patients, patient and family advocates, and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 75-minute event. This webinar will not be recorded. By attending this event, you agree to not record the event.

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January 18, 2023, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET

A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that health care organizations and care teams need a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — to provide effective services with a healing orientation. Trauma-informed practices hold the potential to improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as provider and staff wellness.

This webinar, cosponsored by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and the Better Care Playbook, will highlight how Denver Health, a large health system in Colorado, is implementing a trauma- and resilience-informed approach into organization-wide policy and practice, while also focusing on addressing systemic racism and biases. Panelists — including Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, MA, MT-BC, Director, Denver Health RESTORE; Kris Gaw, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Denver Health; and Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW, Consultant, P.R.E.P. for Change Consulting — will discuss their efforts, including building staff capacity, promoting organizational culture change, and gaining leadership buy in.

Denver Health is a participant in Advancing Integrated Models, a national initiative led by CHCS and made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Supporting Providers of Color in the Pediatric Workforce: Practices to Diversify the Workforce and Improve Retention
Thursday, January 19, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is offering this free webinar on Supporting Providers of Color in the Pediatric Workforce. This webinar is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

When health care professionals reflect the communities they serve, it leads to greater health equity, enhanced patient care, and improved health outcomes. The current pediatric workforce, however, lacks racial and ethnic diversity. The field is also experiencing staff shortages as well as geographic maldistribution in inner city and rural communities, which are projected to worsen in the years to come. These workforce shortages have negative impacts on providers in the workforce and on our youngest patients across the nation, especially children of color.

This webinar will explore innovations in recruitment, training, and retention that can lead to a more representative and supported pediatric workforce. It will also discuss anti-racist training opportunities for pediatric staff and residents to better serve children most impacted by structural racism. The webinar includes speakers from pediatric sites engaged in Accelerating Child Health Transformation, a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Health care providers, researchers, and organizations, patients and patient advocates, and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 90-minute event.


  • Ben Danielson, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Pediatrician, University of Washington Medicine
  • Margaret Tomcho, MD, Medical Director, Denver Health’s Westside Family Health Center and Pre-Health Pipeline Programs; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Neeti Doshi, MD, MPH, FAAP, Primary Care Pediatrician, Children’s Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
  • Elizabeth Castro, MHA, Strategic Support Manager, ADOBE (Averting Disparities in Outcomes by Building Engagement) Program