How Can Providers Help Create Health Equity?

Don Berwick, MD, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at IHI

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This is the final video in an 8-part series. Click the links on the left side of this page if you missed any of the previous videos.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of leadership and starting with yourself to make change.
  • Explain why learning from action is critical to improvement science.

Description: Don Berwick, MD, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at IHI, sat down with David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to discuss health equity. In this video, Berwick offers some ideas on how the science of improvement can help advance health equity.

Watch the full conversation on YouTube.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How might you “start with yourself” in addressing health inequities?
  2. What is the merit of authentic curiosity? Can you think of any leaders who have encouraged change through authentic curiosity about a problem?
  3. Do you believe that learning comes from action? How is that different from other approaches to knowledge you have seen?
  4. Besides learning from action and measuring, what principles of improvement science might you apply to the problem of health disparities?
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