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Contents tagged: health disparities

Dec. 12, 2016 Americas Publication

Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

This white paper provides guidance on how health care organizations can reduce health disparities related to racial or ethnic group, religion; socioeconomics status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity, geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. 

It includes: 

-A framework, with five key components, for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve

- Guideance for measuring health equity

- A case study of one health care organization that has strategically integrated work to improve health equity throughout their system

- A self- assessment tool for health care organizations to gauge their current focus on and effort to improve health equity

July 18, 2018 Americas, South-East Asia Publication

A Qualitative Study on Primary Care Integration into an Asian Immigrant-specific Behavioural Health Setting in the United States

 Integrating primary care and behavioural health services improves access to services and health outcomes among individuals with serious mental illness. Integrated care is particularly promising for racial and ethnic minority individuals given higher rates of chronic illnesses and poorer access to and quality of care compared to Whites. However, little is known about integrated care implementation in non-White populations. The aim of this study is to identify facilitators and barriers to successful implementation of primary care-behavioural health integration in a multilingual behavioural healthcare setting.

Dec. 11, 2020 Europe Publication

Population Health Management in Diabetes Care: Combining Clinical Audit, Risk Stratification, and Multidisciplinary Virtual Clinics in a Community Setting to Improve Diabetes Care in a Geographically Defined Population. An Integrated Diabetes Care Pilot in the North East Locality, Oxfordshire, UK

Disparities in diabetes care are prevalent, with significant inequalities observed in access to, and outcomes of, healthcare. A population health approach offers a solution to improve the quality of care for all with systematic ways of assessing whole population requirements and treating and monitoring sub-groups in need of additional attention.

Collaborative working between primary, secondary and community care was introduced in seven primary care practices in one locality in England, UK, caring for 3560 patients with diabetes and sharing the same community and secondary specialist diabetes care providers. Three elements of the intervention included 1) clinical audit, 2) risk stratification, and 3) the multi-disciplinary virtual clinics in the community.

This paper discusses a project designed to address three specific issues. Firstly, it reflects on the split between primary and specialist diabetes care and the impact this has on the quality of diabetes care in populations. Secondly, it proposes a population ...

July 25, 2022 Europe Event

EFPC 2022 Conference Ghent. Integrated Community Care: a new opportunity for Primary Care

The European Forum for Primary Care Association is happy to announce its 2022 annual conference with a focus on Integrated Community Care. 

It will take place in Ghent (Belgium). Pre-conference starts on Sunday 25/9 followed by the main conference from Monday morning 26/9 till Tuesday 27/9 15.30 pm

Key-Note Speakers:

Damiaan Denys – Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry (AmsterdamUMC) at the University of Amsterdam (UVA) in The Netherlands.

Hans Henri P. Kluge  – WHO Regional Director for Europe.

Maria van den Muijsenbergh – EFPC Chair | Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen Pharos, the Dutch Centre of Expertise on Health Disparities.

Valeria Cappellato – member of the General Council of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, a research fellow at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, and adjunct professor in Sociology of Health at the University of Turin, Italy.

Menia Koukougianni, co-founder and manager of ...