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Dec. 12, 2016

Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

Region: Americas Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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