More and more healthcare leaders are motivated to make health equity a core part of their organization’s mission but need guidance to translate that will into effective and sustainable action. Developed by national organizations with experience at the forefront of healthcare transformation and health equity initiatives, a new guidebook, Bringing Light & Heat: A Health Equity Guide for Healthcare Transformation and Accountability, provides this needed framework. The Guide outlines a strategic process for leaders and managers of healthcare institutions to commit to, own, and advance health equity and racial justice (bringing light) and outlines key questions stakeholders can use to help hold these systems accountable for this critical work (bringing heat).
This webinar will introduce the Guide and review the 5 key steps of a process to drive radical transformation to achieve equity. Guide co-authors include Health Leads, JSI, Human Impact Partners, SIREN at UCSF, and HealthBegins. Presenters will highlight strategic goals and practices to pursue at each step in the process to systematically transform how healthcare institutions advance health equity at patient, organization, community, and societal levels.
We welcome healthcare system leaders and those who work with payers, government agencies, community-based organizations, or advocacy groups to join us and discuss how this process can drive more institutional accountability for health equity.
- Jeremy Cantor, Senior Consultant, JSI
- Tene Hamilton Franklin, VP of Health Equity & Stakeholder Engagement, Health Leads
- Sadena Thevarajah, JD, Managing Director, HealthBegins
By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the five steps in a process that healthcare institutions can follow to advance health equity and racial justice
- List at least one example of a strategic goal and practice a healthcare institution can adopt at each step in the process
Identify multiple specific actions that could elevate accountability at each step of the process
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