Sixth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations:

Special Tour A Hennepin County Medical Center and the Center for Urban Health

HCMC is Minnesota’s primary safety net, providing more uncompensated care (and more care to publicly insured individuals) than any other facility in the state. Served by Hennepin Faculty Associates, a multi-specialty practice group with joint appointments at the University of Minnesota, HCMC provides emergency, primary, outpatient specialty, and inpatient care in more than 80 languages, to the most culturally diverse patient population in the state. The site visit will include tours of the Emergency Department, the Interpreter Services Department, a program to address limited health literacy among Spanish-speakers at the Pharmacy, culturally specific primary care services at the General Medicine Clinic, the Pediatrics Department and the Diabetes Clinic. The tour will conclude with a discussion at the Center for Urban Health, regarding factors that facilitate and impede development and sustainable implementation of services responsive to culturally diverse populations.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4th Floor - Atrium (Minneapolis Marriott City Center)