Initiative Includes New York City Leaders in Health Care Quality and Equity
NEW YORK, NY—July 20, 2021—United Hospital Fund yesterday held the inaugural meeting of a new task force formed to integrate equity in all aspects of health care quality.
The 24-member group, which includes quality and equity leaders from New York health care organizations, will work over an 18-month period to develop a framework for embedding equity in efforts to improve health care quality.
On July 19th, task force members began a brainstorming process to identify current and aspirational practices to advance equity in three areas: addressing the social determinants of health, providing equitable access to care, and providing high-quality care in an equitable way.
A task force member summed up the group’s mandate after Tuesday’s meeting: “We know what needs to be done. Together, we can figure out how.”
The task force, managed by UHF’s Quality Institute, will also produce a prioritized set of recommendations to support the quality and equity agenda in New York as well as a series of case vignettes of promising strategies and interventions.
United Hospital Fund’s Bridging Quality and Equity Initiative is supported by the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust.
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