TA 102 Lesson 3: Your Role in Improving Health Equity
In the last two lessons, we shared several examples that revealed how differences in health care and differences in social circumstances — race, ethnicity, education, and income, for example — can align to create health inequities. We also offered some success stories about health systems, nonprofit organizations, and even entire nations making progress toward high-quality, equitable health care.

Now it’s your turn. You have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients and their communities. In this lesson, we offer several strategies for getting started.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Identify several ways to reduce health inequities in your local setting.
2. Explain how quality improvement methodology can help 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.