Welcome to the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) website, and thank you for your interest in our work. The DSC is dedicated to the development and im
plementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The Disparities Solutions Center will achieve this mission by:
Serving as a change agent by developing new research and translating innovative research findings into policy and practice
Developing and evaluating customized policy and practice solutions for health care providers, insurers, educators, community organizations, and other stakeholders
Providing education and leadership training to expand the community of skilled individuals dedicated to eliminating health care disparities
Our goal is to move beyond research and begin to take action—by developing and disseminating models for identifying and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care nationally, regionally, and locally. Through our work, we hope to move all healthcare stakeholders one step forward – and closer to eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare.
Composed of a multidisciplinary group of health policy experts, health services researchers and physicians, the DSC opened in July of 2005 with initial funding from Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare System. It is housed within the MGH Institute for Health Policy and affiliated with MGH and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Medicine.
For more information on how the DSC is working to assure equitable, high quality health care for all, please browse through our website. Thank you.
Save the Date!
The MGH Disparities Forum
Sponsored by the MGH Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities
December 5th, 12:00-1:00pm
This year’s Disparities Forum will feature speakers from across the institution who have championed MGH’s work to address disparities in health care. The event will include a retrospective of the Disparities Committee’s initiatives and accomplishments over the last 10 years, as well as a ceremony to recognize Mayor Menino for his efforts to addressing disparities in the city of Boston and his support to MGH. If interested, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit our Events page.
"Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations:
An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum" Webinar
December 12th, 12-1pm
Please join us for a presentation by Alexander Green, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Disparities Solutions Center and Gail Gall, PhD, APRN, BC, Clinical Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing. This webinar will highlight the development and implementation of an innovative, interprofessional curriculum for medical and nursing students. Visit our Events page for more information and to register for the webinar.If interested, please register here.
Save the Date!
The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum
Seaport Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
June 19th and 20th, 2014
Save the date for the second annual Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum! The Forum serves as a dissemination and implementation conference developed and led by The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), as well as alumni from the Disparities Leadership Program. Forum faculty consist of experts in the field, as well as those with real-world experience implementing equity strategies and solutions. The Forum targets leaders that are active in health care delivery and focus on quality improvement (including those from health plans, hospitals, and health centers across the country). It provides participants with the tools and skills to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in health care within their organizations, with the goal of empowering them to implement these strategies and transform their organizations to focus on quality and equity.
For more information, including a sample agenda and recorded session videos from our last Forum, go to our Forum webpage or sign up for our mailing list.