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“Diabetes Prevention for Patients of Color at Community Health Centers” Webinar


Dec 1, 2021 01:32 PM

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Deborah Washington, PhD, RN (she/her)
DEI Health and Community Partnerships Manager @Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Washington is the current DEI Health and Community Partnerships Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital. The focus of her work is the engagement of community-based leaders in a programmatic approach to resolve health inequities that affect BIPOC communities in Metro Boston. She is adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College School of Nursing where she teaches a course on care of vulnerable populations. Dr. Washington also serves on the diversity advisory boards of Simmons College, Boston College School of Nursing and Roxbury Community College. She is a diversity seminar instructor for the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ Nurse Manager and Nurse Director Fellowships and presents on topics such as teamwork, managing a multicultural workforce, conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication, cultural competence and mentoring of minority professionals. Dr. Washington is currently a member of the editorial board of the journal Nursing Administration Quarterly.
Nathan Tan, MD (he/him)
Associate Clinical Director @Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
Dr. Tan is the Associate Clinical Director at Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, from Hawaii and has over 20 years of experience delivering primary care in Pacific Island communities.  He has provided full spectrum family medicine services for 9 years in the western edge of the Pacific on the island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. During that period, Dr. Tan served as Chief of Family Medicine at the Commonwealth Health Center. Since 2012, Dr. Tan has worked at Kokua Kalihi Valley, an FQHC located in Kalihi a neighborhood of Honolulu which serves a primarily Asian and Pacific Island patient base. He is a physician lead for diabetic group visits and work in collaboration with our nutrition department, Ho'oulu 'Āina, and Roots programs to provide enhanced diabetic care in a group setting. Additionally, Dr. Tan has worked on a variety of quality improvement initiatives related to diabetic care across the organization.