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Health equity exists when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible regardless of race, gender, geography or social economic status. Hospitals can play a unique role in population health by incorporating equity standards into their strategic improvement goals.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined factors that may contribute to an increased risk for catching COVID-19 in certain racial or minority groups.


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Date Added: 12/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 14 2020 8:03AM

The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of the country's health care system using more than 250 outcome measures across a broad array of settings and services.


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Date Added: 12/11/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 11 2020 4:24PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights effective public health programs for addressing health disparities among specified groups in this 2016 report.


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Date Added: 12/11/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 11 2020 4:23PM

This podcast highlights health inequities in Black and underserved communities through the lens of the COVID-19 public health emergency and this year’s flu season, featuring Elisa Arespacochaga of the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and Andrea Custis of the Urban League of Philadelphia.


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Date Added: 12/16/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 16 2020 8:53PM

A report highlighting the racial and ethnic disparities related to social determinants of health, specifically rates of poverty, broadband access, education and insurance of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in rural and urban areas.


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Date Added: 12/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2020 7:43PM

This report explores the racial and ethnic disparities in rural health outcomes, highlighting rates of premature mortality and disability status of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian American and Pacific Islander populations.


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Date Added: 12/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2020 7:37PM

This American Hospital Association fact sheet is designed to guide hospitals’ strategies in addressing the social needs of their patients, social determinants of health in their communities and the systemic causes that lead to health inequities.


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Date Added: 12/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2020 7:28PM

This report from the American Hospital Association provides information and resources for hospitals striving to address the social determinants of health and achieve health equity and diversity.


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Date Added: 12/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2020 7:20PM

Helpful measures and tools to assist organizations in identifying the right equity metrics to measure and track progress toward health equity and inclusion.


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Date Added: 12/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2020 7:07PM

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase these skills.


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Date Added: 12/21/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2020 6:39PM

The development of a dashboard to track racial, ethnic, and language metrics related to patients with coronavirus within the community the health care organization is essential for discovering, addressing and resolving health disparities.


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Date Added: 12/18/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 18 2020 5:54PM