Learn more about the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award winner and honorees

August 6, 2019

Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md.

Anne Arundel Medical Center first began its commitment to reducing health inequities in 2012. Since then, it has founded a Health Equity Task Force (HETF), which draws upon its members’ various perspectives and experiences to devise initiatives and opportunities while using REaL data to address disparities within the system. As a result, total NTSV-C-section rate has dropped from 41.8 % to 39.5%. AAMC has also seen a reduction of 17% in hospital admissions among seniors and a 25% drop on readmissions over a four-year period. View the full case study here.



Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C.

Atrium Health has a long history of providing care to patients regardless of their income, which includes finding ways to improve the health of its community by identifying social needs. To that end, many Atrium Health physicians now screen for hunger vital signs and have launched a summer-long “Kids Eat Free” program that provides complimentary breakfast and lunch to children who do not have access to reliable food sources. View the full case study here.



Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

The State of Health Equity Report employed by Rush University Medical Center takes a data-driven approach to identifying disparities using REaL metrics. The findings have revealed the over-utilization of the ED for pregnancy-related complications among African American women and has driven the Maternal Mortality Taskforce to address disparate outcomes among its maternal health patient population.



Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 

Northwell Health serves 11 million patients of which one-third speak a preferred language other than English. Northwell created the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity to help stratify data by race, ethnicity and language preference, which helps to understand disparities and identify which minority groups would be most at risk for various diseases. View the full case study here.



Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.

Sutter Health of Sacramento, California serves more than 3.5 million patients, 56% of whom self-identify as non-White. Sutter has developed a Health Index (HEI), the first implemented health equity metric that uses real-time, health system data combined with external demographic, prevalence and utilization statistics to produce a value that can be ascribed to outcomes specific to each racial or ethnic group studied. View the full case study here.

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