Many hospital systems grapple with their role in combating the history of racism to promote equity. This new informational brief begins with a background on the impact of structural racism on patients, providers, and the community and a description of a workstream to combat structural racism for America’s Essential Hospitals and its members. It concludes with a description of twelve activities hospitals already perform to combat racism and three actions similar associations are undertaking.
This resource page from the California Improvement Network (CIN), launched in June 2018, consists of a short list of relevant and timely resources to help health care organizations in this complex endeavor, regardless of the organization’s history of effort and investment.
This case study profiles the Community Health Center Network (CHCN), a health-center-led managed care organization (MCO), through the perspective of two of the smaller health centers in the group (Axis Community Health and Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center).
Some health centers have been using the National Association of Community Health Center (NACHC) Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) tool to document SDH data.
Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer and colleagues propose that the goal embodied in the Triple Aim of improving the health of populations, enhancing the patient experience of care, and reducing the per capita cost of health care be joined by a fourth goal, improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff as a way to address burnout and coming shortages of personnel.
This toolkit was created for clinics, practices, and health systems focused on improving care coordination by transforming the way they manage patient referrals and transitions. Providing coordinated care is an essential feature of any patient-centered medical home (PCMH)— and one that can be challenging to implement. This toolkit was developed to make it easier.
Although high performing primary care practices vary in size, resources, staffing, and populations served they exhibit surprising similarity in how they provide high quality, accessible, and patient-centered health care.