Advancing health equity is a national priority. I don’t know about you, but that fact alone still strikes me as remarkable. There’s been an alignment of interests, as organizations across the health sector are responsible for impacting health equity.
Organizational leaders are moving from the theoretical to the practical in their health equity strategy, and looking for concrete actions to take.
Our courses can help your organization provide care that is patient-centered and equitable. And now, you can find them in one place: our COURSES + ACTION page.
Progress won’t be made on health equity if we treat it as a box to be checked. There’s widespread agreement that equity needs to be built into programs and processes.
Our courses provide learners with a structure and process to detect and address common barriers to equitable communication and education.
This is good news, because professional development is a cost-effective tool for advancing health equity. According to IHI, “Monetary expense is often cited as the primary barrier to equal care, perhaps in part because so many improvement initiatives focus on high-tech changes (information technology, computerization of processes, and the like). But very often, low-tech changes can do a lot to improve access and care. Many of the concepts and methods to improve access, patient flow, and care management can be successfully adapted to all patient care settings, even those with the fewest material resources.”
As a colleague said to me, professional development is “not just a thing that is done to us, but something that we do.” We know that for an educational session to be effective, there needs to be support for follow-through.
That’s why our unique professional development combines on-demand videos with live sessions. Our approach is COURSES + ACTION, so organizations can make lasting change. Our courses include a live, group session where we get down to work in your specific context. And our courses now have their own home on the HCP site.
Click here to go to our COURSES + ACTION page where you’ll see our courses in one place.
The bottom line is we’re all trying to reduce avoidable inequalities in health. We won’t get there if we treat equity as something we look at once a year and then move on from.
When we build equity into core processes, we can make our actions long-lasting and tie them to business value. That is sustainable change.