Incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Into Your Organization from the Inside Out

Recorded On: 05/18/2022

The Public Health Emergency has underscored the huge disparity gaps that exist in our medically compromised patients who live in black and brown communities. In addition, CMS is now taking a deep dive into evaluating the impact of social determinants of health that could serve as barriers to patients receiving care during the serious illness care continuum. Join us for this interactive session as we take a deep dive into the current landscape and discuss practical strategies to increase and examine best practices strategies to enhance our EDI culture internally. In addition we will have an interactive discussion on what we can do to foster relationships in communities of color that will lead to increased trust and access to care.

Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN

President & CEO, The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC)

The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC)

Marisette Hasan is a graduate from the University of South Carolina with Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked professionally as an RN since 1981 in various roles: oncology nurse, hospice nurse, clinical manager, home health and hospice administrator and nurse consultant. She currently serves as the President & CEO for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC). She is passionately engaged in supporting hospice and palliative care providers in North and South Carolina through leadership, innovation, public advocacy and regulatory technical assistance.

In addition to her current role, she serves as Chair of The SC Coalition for the Care of the Seriously Ill. Through her leadership, the Coalition oversees the My Life My Choices 1.8 million dollar grass roots advance care planning initiative focused on providing and awareness with clinicians and underserved community communities of color. This project also incorporates a technology pilot to store advanced directives and gives access to an E-POST accessible for registered users,

Marisette is a member of the leadership Advisory Board for the SC Alliance for A Healthier SC and also serves as the Chair for the Health Equity Advocacy Team for the SC Alliance. In addition, she serves as a member of the SC Medical Association Bioethics Committee and the DHEC COVID Ethics Advisory Council.

Engagement on the national front includes serving as a member of the NHPCO (National Hospice and Palliative Care) Council of States Steering Committee, the NHPCO Palliative Care Advisory Council, NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council, and the CTAC (Center to Transform Advanced Care) National State Coalition Task Force. She is an Advisory Steering Committee member for CAPC (The Center to Advance Palliative Care) Project Equity’s Serious Illness Care Program. She is certified as an ELNEC trainer, Respecting Choices Facilitator, and Serous Illness Conversation Guide Trainer. Marisette is engaged in research as an expert community stakeholder Co-Investigator for a PCORI grant initiative led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson to investigate and implement effective tools to eliminate advance care planning disparities among African Americans in 5 states. Last but not least, Marisette is married to Bernard Hasan and they have two children, Bernard II and Sarah Marissa. She is an ordained Elder in her local church.

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