TA 102 Lesson 2: How Health Care Can Advance Health Equity
Lesson 1 gave us a glimpse into health disparities and their causes. Now, in Lesson 2, it’s time to examine work that is reducing inequities by better serving people with poor health and inadequate health care. We'll introduce IHI's Framework for Health Care Organizations to Achieve Health Equity and give examples of organizations pursuing equity by taking a tour of several successful initiatives.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Describe at least three initiatives that are reducing health inequities.
2. Differentiate between programs that provide medical care and programs that target social circumstances.
3. Discuss the IHI Framework for Health Care Organizations to Achieve Health Equity.
Contributors
Author(s):
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
Editor(s):
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
Reviewer(s):
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
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.