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).
In the Guide, you will find:
- An overarching framework for how your healthcare institution can pursue health and racial equity
- A proposed process and approach to organize your action and ongoing improvement
- Ideas about the kinds of strategic goals and sample practices you might adopt – at the patient, organizational, community, and societal levels – to operationalize health and racial equity
The Health Equity Guide was created in partnership with HealthBegins, Health Leads, JSI, Human Impact Partners, and SIREN at UCSF.