Health Equity: Prioritization, Perception, and Progress
This report describes findings of a health care industry poll to better understand current health equity work in the United States and challenges to advancing health equity.
- Methodology for the health care industry poll on health equity
- Key findings and takeaways
- Health equity resources
In July 2021, IHI conducted an industry poll to better understand current attitudes and perceptions surrounding health equity work in the United States, and to identify challenges that health care delivery organizations encounter while working to advance health equity.
The IHI 2021 Pulse Report on health equity highlights key findings and takeaways from the poll. In total, 505 US-based health care professionals responded and 380 individuals fully completed the poll. For each question, all available data was included in the analysis conducted by health equity subject matter experts and leaders at IHI.
There Can Be No Progress on Quality Without Equity
In this video, Dr. Kedar Mate, IHI President and CEO, describes why there can be no progress on health care quality without progress on health equity.
What Do the Poll Findings Tell Us?
In the nine short videos in this playlist, IHI President and CEO Dr. Kedar Mate reflects on the findings and offers advice to health systems on how to shift attitudes, correct perceptions, and increase action to advance health equity.