September 3, 2020

Health Disparities, Diversity and Intentional Inclusion

Health Disparities, Diversity and Intentional Inclusion

Now Streaming On-Demand

Understanding comes from knowing, which is why AuthoraCare Collective has partnered with the Alamance Chamber, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Fox Rothschild LLP and Cone Health to explore the impact of health disparities and the opportunities for intentional inclusion in our businesses and communities.
Join us on September 3 to hear panelists Kim Gatling, Kathy Colville, and April Herring discuss health disparities, intentional inclusion and the scope of diversity.
This webinar is the first in a 3-part series and will focus on understanding and increasing our knowledge of health disparities, diversity and intentional inclusion. We will discuss what health disparities are and their impact in the Triad region and beyond. We will also explore the purpose of culturally competent community outreach and the benefits of intentional inclusion.

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• Increase understanding of health disparities and the impact in our communities.
• Learn about the scope of diversity and the importance of intentional inclusion.
• Learn how community outreach, diversity and health disparities are connected.


Kim Gatling is a Greensboro attorney and Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP who has built a reputation for her expertise in the field of intellectual property, licensing and litigation, while contributing to the growth of the legal profession in her role as the first chief diversity & inclusion officer for one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms. In her role as chief diversity & inclusion officer, Gatling develops and implements programs and policies that support the firm’s goals of increasing and promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment at all levels throughout the firm. Gatling generously shares her knowledge and energies with several philanthropic causes across the community. She serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Cone Health Foundation, and she is a supporter of her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University, where she serves on the Board of Trustees.

Kathy Colville is the Director of Healthy Communities for Cone Health, one of North Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive health networks. Cone Health serves communities in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell and surrounding counties in more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, 95 physician practice sites and multiple centers of excellence. Kathy leads Cone Health’s efforts to identify critical population health needs and engage key community partners to improve access to care and health outcomes for those most vulnerable to health inequities. Kathy worked for almost a decade in public health emergency preparedness and hospital Emergency Management, including as a public health responder during Hurricane Wilma (2005) and hospital leader during the H1N1 flu pandemic (2009-2010). Kathy’s board service includes the Alamance County Board of Health, the Impact Alamance Foundation, Guilford Community Care Network and the Central Carolina Health Network.

April Herring is the Community Education/Outreach Coordinator and Faith Community Liaison for AuthoraCare Collective. She coordinates community-based educational programs and provides outreach focused on promoting awareness and relationship building through partnerships and collaboration. Years of working as part of the hospice interdisciplinary team, being a caregiver recipient of Hospice services and being a long-time Hospice volunteer, enable her to bring personal, real-life experience into her work. April is an ordained minister and serves as Associate Pastor of Godly Faith Christian Center in Greensboro.


Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Director of Education at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.