Webinar Series Discusses Health Equity, Disparities
Posted on November 22, 2017
Over the past three months, the three-part webinar series Advancing Health Equity has helped members of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) learn about the importance of three pertinent and pressing issues: health equity, health disparity and social determinants of health. The webinars were hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients, the MHA Keystone Center, and the GLPP HIIN.
Part 1, Setting the Stage for Success: PFE and Health Equity, was held Sept. 21 and highlighted key concepts, including health equity and disparities and how person and family engagement (PFE) intersects with health equity.
Collecting and Using Race, Ethnicity and Language (REAL) Data to Improve Quality and Safety was held Oct. 19 and discussed how and why to collect and use REAL data to improve quality and safety of care and engage all patients and families. The webinar also showcased examples of how REAL data reports can be stratified by condition/outcome, as well as how to correctly train staff to collect and use data.
The final webinar in the series, Examples from the Field: How to Use REAL Data to Improve Quality and Safety, was held Nov. 16 and featured information on how to make REAL data actionable within an organization to help drive quality and safety improvements.
Recordings of the webinars are available to MHA Keystone Center GLPP members on the MHA Community site. Members with questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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