Equity of Care Training

 

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Glen Allen, VA - January 17, 2019

The Equity of Care Training Symposiums were developed to help Equity of Care pledgers and endorsers successfully realize progress in four key areas that will provide the greatest opportunities for hospitals and health systems to improve the equity of health care delivered by:
  1. Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference data and other social-economic data;
  2. Increasing cultural competency training; 
  3. Increasing diversity in leadership and governance; and
  4. Improve and strengthen community partnerships.

Hosted by state hospital associations, the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (Institute) and the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) are jointly conducting regional training sessions over the next two years to provide strategies that help hospitals and health systems to effectively achieve the goals of the #123forEquity pledge. The day-long curriculum will focus on execution strategies for each component of the pledge. Health care leaders will be able to implement these solid strategies at their hospitals and health systems to improve health care quality, increase diversity and inclusion, and achieve health equity for all.

Who should attend? 

Hospital leaders charged with the management of their organization’s #123forEquity pledge activities. The #123forEquity training series is being held in conjunction with the Disparities Solutions Center and the state hospital association.

Training Session Objectives:

  • Provide training tools to meet the #123forEquity Pledge
  • Assist teams to develop a blueprint for action
  • Explore lessons learned and successful models

Program Overview:

  • Understanding and making a case for equity
  • Developing key strategies for collecting, stratifying and using data and for providing cultural competence training of caregivers and staff
  • Developing take away tools for an Equity Performance Dashboard/Report, creating a Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan and Blueprint for Action.


Typical Agenda:

(Agenda may vary)

Session 1: The #123forEquity Pledge  

  • Background on #123forEquity Pledge
  • AHA-Institute Disparities and Diversity Benchmark Survey Results: Insights to guide and benchmark action moving forward

Session 2: Breakout - Organizational Assessment

  • Individuals or Team assess where they are on key aspects of #123forEquity Pledge; SWOT and map where they are and what they need to succeed

Session 3: Collecting Race/Ethnicity/Socio-Economic Demographic Data

  • Overview of key strategies for collecting, stratifying and using data

Session 4: Creating a Diversity Inclusion Action Plan

  • Overview of key strategies for developing diversity in governance and leadership

Session 5: Cultural Competence Training

  • Overview of key strategies for cultural competence training of caregivers and staff

Additional Resource:

2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy


The Alliance:

The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) are partnering to provide practical, actionable strategies to meet the goals of the #123forEquity pledge by conducting regional training hosted by state hospital associations. These two organizations have deep expertise in diversity, quality and equity and are uniquely positioned to prepare hospitals to meet the goals of the pledge successfully.

The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to improve quality, eliminate racial and ethnic disparities, and achieve equity in health care in a time of rapid transformation.