We are seeking partnership with health care organizations that have quality improvement (QI) knowledge and capability as evidenced by measurable results from previous QI initiatives, a commitment to equity at both the strategic and operational levels, existing partnerships with community organizations, and understand racism and inequities as a systems issue with work required at the personal, team, and institutional levels. In addition, organizations will need to have accessible and usable race, ethnicity, and preferred language (REAL) data to measure equity gaps.
Health care organizations need to select a team comprising senior-level leadership accountable for advancing equity and quality, a project manager, quality improvement leads, a data analyst, community/patient representatives, frontline providers, and staff from equity, community health, and/or population health departments. Teams may also want to include representatives from human resources and information technology. Additionally, teams may find it useful to engage senior-level leadership on the core team and/or as part of a steering committee.