TA 102: Improving Health Equity
This three-lesson course will explore health disparities — what they are, why they occur, and how you can help reduce them in your local setting. After discussing the current (and alarming) picture in Lesson 1, we’ll dive into Lesson 2 and learn about some of the promising work that is reducing disparities in health and health care around the world. Then, in Lesson 3, we’ll suggest how you can start improving health equity in your health system and community.
Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour 30 minutes
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Last Update Date: 6/1/2019
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Recognize at least two causes of health disparities in the US and around the world.
2. Describe at least three initiatives to reduce inequities in health and health care.
3. Identify several ways you can help reduce health inequities.
Alex Anderson, Research Associate, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Nigel Deen, Research, Innov | Team Lead, IHI Diversity/Inclusion Council, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Stephanie Garry Garfunkel, MA, Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Cayla Saret, MPH, Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Kathleen Vega, BA, Freelance Writer, Kathleen B. Vega, Inc View Profile
Byron Crowe, Student, Emory University View Profile
James Moses, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Liz Tobin-Tyler, Assistant Professor, Alpert Warren Medical School View Profile
Continuing Education
ABIM US Physician CME/MOC 1.50 Credit hours UPN# 201472212
Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality 1.50 Credit hours
General Attendance 1.50 Credit hours
International General 1.50 Credit hours
Nursing Contact Hours 1.50 Credit hours
Pharmacist CPE 1.50 Credit hours UPN# JA0004698-0000-20-011-H05-P
US Physician CME 1.50 Credit hours

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for CPHQ CE credit.
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this course.
You must complete all the lessons within this course and achieve a minimum score of 75% in order to receive credit for the course.