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Henry Ford Health System Answering the Call. The Henry Ford Experience: 7 Pillars. Mission To improve people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing. Vision Transforming lives and communities through health and wellness – one person at a time.

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Henry Ford Health System

Answering the Call


The Henry Ford Experience: 7 Pillars

MissionTo improve people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing.

VisionTransforming lives and communities through health and wellness – one person at a time.

Quality & Safety

Research & Education







System ValuesRespect for people High Performance Learning & Continuous Improvement Social Conscience Each Patient First

Core CompetenciesInnovation Care Coordination Collaboration

Strategic Patient/ Performance & Staff Safe & Reliable Accountability

Planning Customer Focus Knowledge Management Focus Process Focus for Results

Organizational FrameworkLeadership



  • Public Responsibility Board Quarterly Report
  • Other Ad Hoc Board Reporting

President / COO

Diversity Council

  • Pillar Teams
  • Alignment
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring


Chief Diversity Officer

Business Unit Diversity Committees


Employee Resource


Workforce Diversity

Score card team

The Diversity Council is responsible for the

development and oversight of all diversity

strategies and programs


Office of Community Health, Equity & Wellness

Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, SVP

Generation With Promise

Childhood Obesity Prevention

  • Institute on Multicultural Health
  • Community Health Education & Capacity Building
  • Healthcare Equity Campaign

Sew Up the Safety Net

Infant Mortality Disparity Reduction


Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Center for Integrative Wellness

generation with promise
Generation With Promise
  • Project vision:Middle school–aged students in underserved communities are empowered to drive policy, environmental and youth behavior change
  • Long-range vision:Decrease risk for chronic disease and incidence of obesity, promote healthier communities and develop health care advocates and leaders.
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Generation With Promise

Goal: Positive change at 3 levels…

  • Develop/implement school health policies
  • Improve school environments (more healthy choices)
  • Change student behaviors and leadership skills
sew up the safety net for women children project goal
Sew Up the Safety Net for Women & ChildrenProject Goal

Working through an unprecedented public-private partnership of Detroit’s major health systems, public health, academic and community partners, we will tighten a loose net of disconnected medical and social services …

…thereby building a comprehensive, accountable system of care that will engage the residents of three Detroit neighborhoods to improve the conditions that lead to infant survival through the first year of life.

sew up the safety net for women children project objectives
Sew Up the Safety Net for Women & ChildrenProject Objectives

Connect 1,500 at-risk women, 375 pregnant (Group P) and 1,125 non-pregnant (Group NP), ages 18-34 years in the Brightmoor, Osborn, and Southwest neighborhoods to community and health care resources by 6/30/2014.

Improve awareness of health equity and racial disparities in health care by providing educational sessions to 500 physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals in the participating partner health systems by 3/31/2014.

Establish technologically relevant educational and supportive products that will engage the broader community in promoting good health status prior to and during pregnancy.




Mission is to:
  • Conduct and facilitate research focusing on health and healthcare disparities and to disseminate outcomes locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Develop community-based programs aimed at improving the health status of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations and other underserved groups
  • Provide training to enhance the cultural competence of employees, researchers, and health care providers and to engage them as partners in working towards healthcare equity
healthcare equity campaign
Healthcare Equity Campaign


  • To increase knowledge, awareness, and opportunities to ensure healthcare equity is understood and practiced by Henry Ford providers and other staff, the research community and the community at large; and to link healthcare equity as a key measurable aspect of clinical quality.
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Healthcare Equity Campaign


  • Phase 1: Raise awareness about health and healthcare disparities as we move toward healthcare equity
  • Phase 2: Implement tools to improve cross-cultural communication and collaboration; plan for review of quality metrics by race/ ethnicity/ language
  • Phase 3: Integrate into System processes to ensure sustainability and accountability; develop process for continuous monitoring of quality metrics by race/ ethnicity/ language and for intervention
saint francis strategy
Saint Francis Strategy
  • Governance Commitment to Health Care Equity
  • Increase Diversity in Governance and Management
    • Governance and Nominations Committee
      • Increase Board Diversity
    • Management Diversity Plan
      • Carrington and Carrington
  • Cultural Competency Training
    • Davis Communications
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Saint Francis Strategy, cont.
  • Vice President of Community Health, Disparity and Health Policy
    • Develops a multidisciplinary program in Health Care Disparities with a Tripartite Mission of clinical care, research and education
    • Engage in advocacy efforts
    • Initiate Basic Science, Clinical and Health Policy Research
    • Data collection oversight
    • Oversee the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute
    • Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute
      • Clinical
      • Fundraising
      • Research
      • Tuskegee Institute Partnership

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care

is the most shocking and inhumane…”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

disparity in prostate cancer
  • African American Men are 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease than Caucasian men
  • Prostate Cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in African American men.
  • If diagnosed in the late stages, African American men have only a 29% five year survival

Saint Francis Hospital Board Member Curtis D. Robinson commits $1million to Men’s Health Institute


Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG) awards a $472,000 grant to establish a

prostate cancer outreach program




curtis d robinson men s health institute components
Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute Components
  • Community Education Plan
    • for men and their families
  • Early Detection Program
    • including free testing
  • Access to the most advanced treatments
    • including the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
cdrmhi advisory board
CDRMHI Advisory Board
  • Curtis D. Robinson, Founder and Chairman, Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute, President & CEO, C&R Development
  • Christopher M. Dadlez, FACHE, President & CEO, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Richard Blackmore, Founder, T. R. I Management, former NFL Star (Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers)
  • Dr. L.D. Britt, President, American College of Surgeons
  • Gene Bruyette, Founding partner of KBW Financial
  • Dr. Ben Carson, Sr. M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Clifton Davis, Hollywood Movie Actor, Singer and Writer
  • Richard Graziano, Publisher, The Hartford Courant
  • Lonnie L. Johnson, Esq., Senior Director, ExxonMobil
  • Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Vice President, UCONN School of Medicine
  • Deacon Arthur L. Miller, President, National Association of Black Catholic Administrators
  • Gilbert L. Rochon, Ph.D., MPH, President, Tuskegee University
august 2010 cdrmhi celebrity golf tournament
August 2010CDRMHI Celebrity Golf Tournament

Dr. Ben Carson- Keynote Speaker

cdrmhi making a difference

42 Community Events Held

1,224 Attendees

647 PSA’s drawn

581 Digital Rectal Exams

33 Prostate Biopsies performed

18 Prostate Cancer pts diagnosed/ treated

7 Robotic Prostatectomies

7 Radiation/Hormonal treatment

4 Other treatments

as of 7/6/11