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About this IHI Virtual Expedition

​​​​​​​​​​As significant health inequities persist across the world, health care systems have an important role to play in achieving health equity.

Providing health care professionals with a framework on how to reduce these health disparities is the Virtual Expedition: Achieving Health Equity, beginning October 2, 2018. In five sessions, this virtual, team-based training will help participants identify concrete actions to reduce inequities.

Attend and become part of the movement by:

  • Applying practical improvement methods and tools
  • Spreading ideas in peer-to-peer learning
  • Disseminating results and lessons to support an ongoing national dialogue and action for improving health equity


    What You'll Learn

    At the end of the Expedition each participant will be able to:

  •  Build will to advance equity throughout their organization
  •  Assess the current state of the health system related to advancing equity
  • Develop health equity goals in the unique context of their organization
  • Utilize data and improvement methods in developing strategies to advance equity

This IHI Virtual Expedition is approved for a total of 4.5 continuing education credits for nurses and physicians.

​SCHEDULE


Session 1: A Framework for Health Systems to Advance Equity
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET
 
Session 2: Making Equity a Strategic Priority
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET
 
Session 3: How Will we Know We're Improveing Data? All About Data
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET
 
Session 4: Eliminating Institutional Racism
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET
 
Session 5: Impacting Equity Through Multiple Determinants of Health
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET
 
Learn more about course Materials and Technology.​​

​Faculty

Amy Reid Amy Reid, MPH, Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), leads the Institute’s efforts to advance health equity. Ms. Reid’s health equity leadership encompasses strategy development; initiative design, implementation, and evaluation; teaching and coaching. This includes directing IHI’s Pursuing Equity Initiative to narrow equity gaps and understand how health care can leverage its resources to advance equity. In addition, Ms. Reid serves on IHI’s Results and Evaluation team, where she sets priorities for learning and evaluation, implements a theory-driven formative evaluation approach in health care and community health programs, and speaks internationally on evaluation. She is trained as an improvement coach and on facilitation of racial justice conversations. Before joining IHI, Ms. Reid supported quality improvement programs at the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) and at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health where she conducted a qualitative evaluation of a maternal and child health quality improvement program in Ghana. She has published peer reviewed articles and blog posts on topics including formative evaluation, community engagement in quality improvement, health equity, and scale up. Amy received an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Biology from Davidson College.

Ron Wyatt Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, is Chief Quality Officer at Cook County Health and Hospitals, one of the largest public health systems in the USA. Dr. Wyatt has over 30 years of experience as a clinician with extensive experience in promoting healthcare quality and patient safety at both the system, institutional and organizational level. In 2010, Ron served as Director of the Patient Safety Analysis Center in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), now the Defense Health Agency (DHA), where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining patient safety registries that include clinical, root cause analyses and failure mode and effects analyses data on adverse events. In 2012, Dr. Wyatt was appointed as the Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission. While at The Joint Commission, Dr. Wyatt co-chaired the first Health equity leadership forum and he has contributed to multiple publications on Health Equity, racial bias and implicit bias..