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By Joshua Eng | Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Reducing readmissions requires conversations about health equity. These discussions can be uncomfortable, but they're key to identifying and addressing inequities.


Tag(s): Reducing Readmissions, Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants of Health
By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
"There have been standards, minimum expectations for an organization — things you must demonstrate when a surveyor comes to your door. What I’m saying is that’s just not enough." Ron Wyatt, MD, is Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission, and he's a former IHI Fellow. There’s been a lot of work at The Joint Commission on what to do about inequity and disparity. There have been standards, minimum expectations for an organization — things you must demonst ... read full post


Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Disparities, Health Equity, health literacy, Leadership
By John Gauthier | Monday, May 05, 2014
Amy Reid is a Senior Research Associate on the Results and Evaluation team at IHI and Don Goldmann, MD, is IHI’s Chief Scientific and Medical Officer. Reid and Goldmann are members of IHI’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and are passionate about health equity.In the United States, the National Quality Forum (NQF) is considering when and how to use risk adjustment for sociodemographic factors to assess quality of care, while balancing the need to make health inequities visible and hold the healt ... read full post


Tag(s): Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Triple Aim for Populations, Health Equity, equity, Equitable Care Delivery, Mobile Health Map, innovation, innovation with value in healthcare
By John Gauthier | Friday, Mar 07, 2014
A guest post by Jennifer Bennet, Executive Director for The Family VanAs IHI’s Maureen Bisognano has been saying of late, we need to flip healthcare from "What's the Matter" with you to "What Matters to You?" While I am in complete agreement with her, our healthcare system has a lot of catching up to do. When we highlight the stories of our successes, the times where our patients not only survived but thrived, what mattered to them were relationships. Why are community health workers so success ... read full post


Tag(s): Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, Health Equity, Mobile Health Map, Access, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations, community coalitions community collaboratives program integrity, Community Engagement
By John Gauthier | Thursday, Mar 06, 2014
We kicked off the first stop of our mobile health tour in Mattapan, MA! Morning Star Baptist Church hosted today’s event. We began with some powerful words as Bishop John Borders taught us about the Power of Five – a focus on the full picture of health. The church community is focused on improving their spiritual gifts, relationship with God, financial health, physical health, and social stability. As a community, they are committed to making improvements as a group – even losing a collective 10 ... read full post


Tag(s): Health Equity, equity, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Mobile Health Map, Disparities
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