Webinar Series Provides Health Equity Advancement Opportunities

Posted on February 06, 2020

Health disparities are costly in terms of the economy, lives and productivity. These costs stem from inadequate or poor care to key populations that leads to preventable disease, high rehospitalization rates or premature death. As hospitals shift to value-based care to address population health, healthcare systems must consider new approaches to coordinated care, cultural competency and creating a culture of inclusion. A webinar series hosted by the MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, is addressing this matter.

The webinars focus on helping providers reduce healthcare disparities by becoming culturally competent organizations. The final webinar of the four-part series will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13.  Advancing the Work of Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence to Achieve Health Equity will provide feedback from health systems that recently launched health equity initiatives. It will highlight lessons learned and anticipated challenges, including resources, staffing, program design and data collection. The session is an opportunity to learn firsthand from organizations implementing different stages of their health equity playbook.

As hospitals shift to value-based care to address population health, quality care for all is essential, and this webinar shares valuable information for improving quality. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, GLPP HIIN, webinar, health equity

Posted in: Member News, Patient Safety and Quality

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