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    Alison Brown, RN, president of University of Maryland Medical Center's Midtown Campus in Baltimore, knows that it takes data to move the needle forward on health equity in a measurable way. 
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    Less than a quarter of hospital employees can correctly define health equity, according to a recent study out of Atlanta-based Grady Health System. 
  • Vanderbilt U details plans for health equity research center

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University has debuted plans for its Center for Research on Inequality and Health. The research will focus on three key areas of public health: LGBTQ policy and care, gun violence, and economic and social inequities, according to a Sept. 6 news release.
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    Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Froedtert Health has made a deal with Sherrie Williams, an African American cosmetologist, to source hair care products for its patients. 
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    Over the past several years, many health care organizations — especially in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others — made strong public declarations of their commitment to advance equity and racial justice.
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    Lately, the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion have become a topic of debate and controversy. In healthcare organizations, however, there is one undeniable truth that transcends all political, ideological and personal biases: health disparities are real.
  • Montefiore's 'secret sauce' for genuine care

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System is working to address social determinants of health by embedding community health workers into clinical teams to connect patients with necessary social services. 
  • 12 health systems unite to end race-based medicine

    Twelve Philadelphia-area health systems joined forces with Independence Blue Cross to take action against racial bias in medicine. 
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    More than 1 in 10 parents have experienced unfair treatment in healthcare settings in the past year because of their race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status or physical appearance, according to a July 31 report from the Urban Institute. 
  • 5 Gaps in Maternity and Postpartum Care for US Hospitals

    Comprehensive maternity and postpartum care are essential to the well-being of mothers, birthing people and infants. Hospital leaders do not want to shut down maternity and postpartum units. However, capacity and resource limitations have forced an uptick in these units closing. 
  • ACG GeoHealth: Using social determinants of health to drive a successful population health strategy

    The Johns Hopkins ACG® System—the world’s leading population health analytics software—is greatly enhanced with the integration of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), which allows users to craft a solid population health strategy more accurately and intelligently.
  • How CHOP moves the needle on DEI

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have been focused on deploying key diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and programs. For Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, this work has been ongoing for over 15 years, with a more recently launched multi-year initiative that aims to be more inclusive of clinical areas, better known as Partnering for Cultural Growth.  
  • Michigan children's hospitals team up to address child healthcare inequities

    The three largest children's hospitals in Michigan are joining forces in a significant effort to address inequities in how pediatric patients are treated, according to a July 13 Detroit Free Press report.
  • What can we hospital leaders do? A commentary on approaches to the Black Maternal Health Crisis

    When I agreed to join the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Committee in 2019, I had no idea it would change the course of my professional life.
  • Joint Commission launches equity certification for hospitals

    The Joint Commission has launched a voluntary Health Care Equity Certification Program, which will be open by application to all of its accredited hospitals as well as critical access hospitals beginning July 1. 
  • How hospitals can create 'Safe Spaces' with this free diversity training program

    In the wake of George Floyd's death in May of 2020, Deanna Stewart, DNP, RN, was one of the countless people who felt helpless after watching the video of his murder. 
  • 'A clinic without walls': How Sutter's new gender care advocates extend support, hope

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has hired two of the system's first patient advocates who are specifically designated for supporting patients with gender care, according to a June 14 publication from the health system. It plans to hire one advocate for each of its five regions in time. 
  • Joint Commission to revise requirements for critical access hospitals

    Several of The Joint Commission's elements of performance for critical access hospitals will be added or revised to align with CMS' final rule published in the Federal Register in November.— regarding restraint and seclusion as well as the complaint process

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