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February 2019

Chinese New Year

February 5
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

This is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays observed by Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian adherents. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as employees and learners will likely request leave from work/courses.

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Inclusion Academy: Leadership Program for Managing Inclusion – Addressing Health Care Disparities in Minority Communities

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
University Conference Center, 30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Institute of Medicine defines disparities in health care as racial or ethnic differences in the quality of health care that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences and appropriateness of intervention. The level of un-insurance for Hispanics is 34 percent compared with those in the white population, which is 13 percent, and Native American and Native Alaskans receive less prenatal care in the first trimester. The sources of racial and ethnic health care include geographical differences,…

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Inclusion Academy: Culturally Excellent Workplace and Learning Strategies – Health Disparities in Minority Communities

February 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Junker Auditorium – Penn State College of Medicine, 700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Institute of Medicine defines disparities in health care as racial or ethnic differences in the quality of health care that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences, and appropriateness of intervention. The level of un-insurance for Hispanics is 34 percent, compared with those in the white population, which is 13 percent, and Native American and Native Alaskans receive less prenatal care in the first trimester compared to other groups. The sources of racial and ethnic health…

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March 2019

Holi

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - March 21 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

Holi is a Hindu spring festival holiday, signifying the arrival of spring. Celebrations involve a "free for all festival of colors" where participants engage in color/water fights and bands play music through the streets. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work -elated events as employees and learners may request leave from work/courses. Holi is observed from sundown March 20 to sundown March 21.

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Nowruz

March 21
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Nowruz is the New Year celebration for the Zoroastrian faith. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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April 2019

Lailat al-Miraj

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Lailat al-Miraj is an Islamic holiday that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as employees and learners may take leave from work/courses. Lailat al-Miraj is observed from sundown April 2 to sundown April 3.

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Palm Sunday

April 14
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

Palm Sunday is a Christian holiday that falls on the Sunday before Easter. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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Vaisakhi or Baisakhi

April 14
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is a New Year holiday celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhist adherents. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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Good Friday

April 19
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Good Friday is one of the holiest holidays in the Christian and Roman Catholic faiths; it is also known as Great Friday or Easter Friday. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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May 2019

Inclusion Academy: Leadership Program for Managing Inclusion – Improving the Experiences of Patients and Employees with Disabilities

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
University Conference Center, 30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five people has a disability. CDC director Tom Frieden stated "health professionals and health care systems need to meet the needs of this growing population." (CDC Newsroom, July 30, 2015). One way to better support patients and employees with disabilities is to have online/digital accessibility. Is your department's digital presence accessible? How easy is it for a patient with a disability to schedule and participate in their medical appointment? If an employee…

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Inclusion Academy: Culturally Excellent Workplace and Learning Strategies- Caring for Military/Veteran Patients

May 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture Room C (Room C6616) – Penn State College of Medicine, 700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, during the 18-month period between January 2015 and June 2017, there were more than 19,000 patients with military backgrounds who presented for medical care. Of these, 7,000 were inpatient visits. These data serve as the basis for a better understanding of how to provide extraordinary care for patients with military backgrounds. In this session, participants will learn the significant terminology used in the military, health/medical issues facing military service personnel and…

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June 2019

Eid al-Fitr

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - June 4 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

Eid al-Fitr is a holiday in the Islamic faith that represents the last day of the month of Ramadan. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses. Eid al-Fitr is observed from sundown June 3 to sundown June 4.

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