WCHQ: Creating a Healthy Wisconsin: Identifying and Eliminating Health Disparities

Madison, WI US
September 19, 2019

This Assembly meeting will focus on creating a healthy Wisconsin: identifying and eliminating health disparities.

Intended Audience

This event is designed for senior leaders, physicians, pharmacists, nurse leaders, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, front line staff, social workers and care coordinators.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify variations in health care delivery that occur among populations, causes of variation, and populations who are most likely to be impacted. 
  2. Describe strategies that can be employed in care settings to address variations in health care delivery.
  3. Apply community-wide and team-based approaches to reduce disparities based on race.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 4.25 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 4.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/19/2019 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/19/2019 - 3:00pm CDT
9:00 amWelcome and Introductions
Chris Queram
WCHQ President/CEO
9:15 amIntroduction to the Day (Invitation Only) 
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes 
9:45 amKeynote: Addressing Disparities in Health Care
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS
Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity
Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer
Henry Ford Health System
10:45 am

WCHQ Report: Health Care Disparities in Wisconsin
Maureen Smith, MD, PhD
Professor, Depts. of Population Health Sciences and Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Matt Gigot, MPH
Director of Performance Measurement and Analytics
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

The first release of a landmark report in Wisconsin from the
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality with data that
documents health disparities in Wisconsin based on
race/ethnicity, payer, and geography. 

12:00 pm
1:00 pmEliminating Disparities: A Health System View
Cristy Garcia-Thomas
Chief External Affairs Officer
AdvocateAurora Health 
1:30 pmThe Impact of Housing on Health
Caroline Gomez-Tom
Director, Patient and Community Engagement
Sixteenth Street Clinic, Milwaukee 
2:00 pmReducing Barriers to Care: The Barbershop Health Initiative
Aaron Perry
CEO/Founder Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association
2:30 pmImproving Access to Care for People in Rural Wisconsin
Greg Nycz
Executive Director
Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc. 
3:00 pm
Summary and Adjourn




Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
United States
+1 (608) 261-4000

You’ll find plenty of parking convenient to all that downtown Madison and Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center have to offer. Monona Terrace features a State-owned and managed 600-space, automated parking structure available 24/7 and is accessible via West Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive. Acceptable forms of payment for the automated ramp include Master Card, Visa or cash (no coin). Parking meters are also available for parking and can be accessed at the Wilson Street entrance–simply stay to the right as you enter to get to the top level where the meters are located. Parking meters accept quarters, dimes, and nickels. mononaterraceparking.com


Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison. See real-time city lot parking availability complete with turn-by-turn instruction.

Bus parking and passenger drop-off is accessible from the Wilson Street entrance to Monona Terrace.


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703

Use Google Maps for detailed driving directions from your point of origin. If using GPS please use these coordinates rather than One John Nolen Drive: 43.070249, -89.382499 You will arrive at the John Nolen Drive entrance to the Monona Terrace parking ramp. Or, Input 1 W. Wilson Street to enter the parking structure from Wilson St. or to use the drop-off lane.

Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below: 

Caroline Gomez has disclosed the following relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (Employment), Covance, Inc (Employment-Spouse)

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.







Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 ANCC and Iowa contact hours. ANCC pharmacotherapeutic contact hours will be calculated and awarded as appropriate to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation(s) may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .425 continuing education units (CEUs) or 4.25 hours. 


Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 4.25 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 4.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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