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Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Centering Equity in the Response to COVID-19
May 8, 2020 | COVID-19 is dramatically and disproportionately impacting communities of color in the US. What might it look like to embed equity in the response to the pandemic going forward?
Re-envisioning Care for People with Involved Disabilities: Benefits and Challenges of Home-Based Primary Care
Providers and patients explore the importance of expanding primary care beyond the walls of the clinic, particularly when it comes to reaching people with involved disabilities.
What Is an Age-Friendly Health System?
The number of older adults, individuals age 65 and older, in the United States is growing rapidly. And as we age, care often becomes more complex. Health systems frequently are not prepared for this complexity, and older adults suffer a disproportionate amount of harm while in the care of the health system.
Re-envisioning Care for People with Involved Disabilities: Redesigning Primary Care
Anna, a woman who has become increasingly debilitated and isolated. The failure of the traditional medical system to respond to Anna’s needs is contrasted with a team-based approach in which home-based primary care is combined with an array of critical services that address her medical, social, behavioral, and physical functioning needs.
Re-envisioning Care for People with Involved Disabilities: Creating Culture Change
Patients and providers share how the traditional medical model puts the clinician at the center, whereas the needs of a person living with disabilities is better met by an independent living model built around them. We’ll explore how one practice infused the values and principles of independent living into daily practice by embedding them in hiring, orientation, training, and coaching.
Re-envisioning Care for People with Involved Disabilities: Shifting the Paradigm
People with involved disabilities share the barriers they face in accessing primary care in traditional settings. The foundation for building a primary care delivery system that is accessible and responsive, they’ll explain, requires a different set of values.
What If You Take a Complex Clinical Challenge to the Community?
Solving the challenge of a high stillbirth rate in Scotland is not simply about getting obstetricians to improve. “It’s a multidisciplinary problem,” says Jason Leitch.
Reducing Global Health Disparities
What's the most pressing problem you could work on today? According to Dr. Patrick Lee, it's the problem of global health disparities. Here's what you can do to help.
What’s It Like Serving Patients Living in Poverty?
In this video, Dr. Cancino discusses the relationship between poverty and health, and compares his experience treating patients in Mattapan and in Jacksonville, FL, USA, in the Mayo School of Graduate Medicine Education. He describes many of the social factors — known as the social determinants of health — that influence people’s risk of disease and their ability to lead healthy lives.
Why Does Health Equity Matter?
In this video, Dr. Reede explains how health equity relates to the role of health care providers, describes how privilege affects discussions of health equity, and offers advice to students and professionals who are interested in working to reduce disparities between populations.
Can Equitable Care Improve the Bottom Line?
Deputy Director of the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Aswita Tan-McGrory, explains the business case for addressing health care disparities.
How Do Targeted Programs Help All Patients?
Deputy Director of fthe Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Aswita Tan-McGrory, shares through an example why targeted programs can improve care for all patients.
Why Should Health Systems Address Social Needs?
Deputy Director of the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Aswita Tan-McGrory discusses why health systems need to address social needs.
Where Should You Start Reducing Disparities?
Aswita Tan-McGrory explains why organizations starting to address disparities in care should focus first on data collection.
Aswita Tan-McGrory, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Seeing my grandfather put the interest of other people before his own.”
Why Use the Term “Cultural Humility”?
Dr. Beth Averbeck explains cultural humility and how HealthPartners works to incorporate it in care.
How Does HealthPartners Reduce Health Disparities?
Dr. Beth Averbeck explains HealthPartners’ strategy for reducing ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic disparities in care.
Why Is It Important to Reduce Disparities?
Dr. Beth Averbeck explains why HealthPartners works to reduce racial and economic disparities between patient populations.
What’s An Example of Using QI to Change Behavior?
Dr. James Moses, IHI Open School Academic Advisor, shares a story of using quality improvement to change the treatment of patients with sickle cell disease.
Kedar Mate, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
“It felt unjust that we could have the life that we were living here and that there were so many poor people in other parts of the world.”
What Is an “Upstreamist” in Health Care?
In a new IHI Open School short, Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, Founder of HealthBegins, uses a parable to explain why we need more “upstreamists” in health care.
Why Work with Underserved Populations?
IHI Senior Technical Director Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey explains how quality improvement can bring significant change to health care in low-income communities.
What Is Health Equity, and Why Does It Matter?
In this short video, health disparities expert David Williams defines health equity and the impact of health disparities on people of color.
Why Haven’t We Made More Progress on Health Equity?
Health disparities expert David R. Williams explains the progress and challenges in reducing health inequities in the United States.
Does Racism Play a Role in Health Inequities?
Health disparities expert David R. Williams explains how racism — including implicit bias — plays a role in health inequities.