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Hosted by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

 

The passage of health care reform and current efforts in payment reform herald a significant transformation of the United States health care system. Across the country, health care organizations are preparing to expand access to health care that provides the best quality in a cost-effective way. Pursuing high-value health care is the ultimate goal.

Improving quality and achieving equity are more important now than ever before, as disparities are in fact the epitome of low value—care that varies in quality, and is usually more costly. As we pursue high-value health care, it is critical to assure that our healthcare system is capable of delivering high quality care to all, while eliminating disparities and assuring equity.

The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum provides the background, key drivers, and essential strategies to improve quality and achieve equity in a time of rapid healthcare system change. Leaders from multiple disciplines and health care organizations who work in the areas of quality and safety; disparities, diversity and equity; health policy; and health care design and delivery, as well as anyone interested in these fields, will find the Forum to be a unique and highly valuable experience and will leave better equipped to deliver high-value health care to diverse populations.

Support for the 2014 Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum was provided by Aetna, Biogen Idec, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The California Healthcare Foundation, CHE Trinity Health, DentaQuest Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Language Access Network, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital and the Office for Diversity in Medical Education at Vanderbilt, Neighborhood Health Plan, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Office of Minority Health at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Pacific Interpreters, and United Healthcare.

 

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Conference Agenda
Click here to view the full agenda from the 2014 Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum.

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Speakers
Click here to view a full list of speakers from the 2014 Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum.

 

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Disparities Leadership Program Alumni Poster Session

Arie Nettles Bev Beckman

The 2014 Forum featured a special infographic poster session highlighting the work of Disparities Leadership Program Alumni. Click on a poster below for a PDF version of each organization's infographic.

 

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AnMed Health
Anderson, SC
Disparities Dashboard


CHE Trinity-Promises

CHE Trinity Health
Livonia, MI
Promises



CHE Trinity Disparities Data

CHE Trinity Health
Livonia, MI
Disparities Data



CMS Everyone With Diabetes Counts Program

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Boston, MA
Everyone with Diabetes Counts

Kaiser Permanente Equitable Care Health Outcomes

Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Equitable Care Health Outcomes


KentuckyOne Health Health Connections Initiative

KentuckyOne Health
Louisville, KY
Health Connections Initiative


Manchester Community Health Center. Center for Excellence for Culturally Effective Care

Manchester
Community Health Center

Manchester, NH
Center of Excellence for Culturally Effective Care

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Neurology. Improving Stroke Care

MGH Neurology
Boston, MA
Improving Stroke Care



Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Obtaining Leadership Buy-In for the Office of Inclusion & Health Equity

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN
Office of Inclusion & Health Equity

Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children. Influence of Cultural Competence Training on Pediatric Health Care Providers' Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills Assessment

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
Cultural Competency Training

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Demographic Shift in Outpatient Population

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
Demographic Shifts in Outpatient Population

One Love Center for Health Addressing Illness Patterns and Food SecurityOne Love
Center for Health

Oakland, CA
Illness Patterns & Food Security


San Francisco Health Plan Healthier Living Program

San Francisco
Health Plan

San Francisco, CA
Healthier Living Program

Seattle Children's Hospital Addressing Identified Disparities in Patient and Family Experience

Seattle Children's
Seattle, WA
Addressing Disparities in Patient & Family Experience

   

DSC Infographics

Understanding and Eliminating Disparities

Understanding & Eliminating Disparities

Using Data to Improve Quality and Achieve Equity

Using Data to Improve Quality & Achieve Equity

Disparities Leadership Program Infographic

Disparities Leadership Program

 

Kotter Model Infographic

Kotter Model for Organizational Change

 

 

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