Lippa J, Radley D, Schoen C. Improving care and health for low-income populations. Healthcare Executive. 2013 Nov/Dec;28(6):70-73.
An individual’s ability to access high-quality health care and live a long and healthy life is largely determined by where they live and how much they earn. In communities across the country, however, pioneering organizations are working hard to achieve a more equitable health system. This article summarizes key findings from the latest research on health disparities, a joint effort between IHI and the Commonwealth Fund, and provides two examples of how innovation in the delivery of care is reducing these disparities.