A Practical Guide for Advancing Health Equity – HQIC LAN
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and intensified systemic health disparities that have pushed the conversation around health equity from “why is this important?” to “how do we do this?” Based on regulatory requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), hospitals have a critical opportunity to be at the forefront of building more resilient communities and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) across readmissions, chronic diseases, and other patient harm areas. This session will highlight best practices and examples for successfully implementing health equity strategies within hospital settings. Rosa Abraha, MPH, Alliant HQIC’s health equity lead, will address frequently asked questions from hospitals and engage in a discussion with participants.
1. Discuss a model for embedding a health equity champion to meet the current regulatory requirements.
2. Describe how to expand on the collection of Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) data and begin to analyze health-related social needs, e.g., health literacy, transportation needs, food insecurity etc.
3. Discuss a framework for community and hospital partnership to advance health equity needs and improve patient outcomes.