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Fostering an equitable, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ health

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This tradition started back in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots – a series of demonstrations that were brought on by the continued mistreatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City.

Addressing Health Care Disparities through Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) Data

Addressing Health Care Disparities through Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) Data

Spotlight Feature: Eye-opening Data Sparks Effort to Improve Community Health

When health care leaders at Riverside Medical Center saw Kankakee County’s latest health needs assessment data, the results weren’t good for the community located just south of Chicago.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion and cultural competence training are imperative for health care organizations, as the U.S. demographic landscape continues to change. The need to understand these changes and develop sustainable business strategies for success requires leadership to manage the intersection between diversity and health care business strategy. For health care organizations, accomplishing this goal will positively impact patient experience, employee engagement, leadership development, service excellence, as well as safety and quality. Diversity & inclusion, along with community engagement, serve as support pillars for our critical focus on overall health equity. A health care organization with a robust diversity strategy can improve the overall health of their local community by helping to eliminate health disparities and reduce the cost of care.

Addressing Inequities, Multiple Barriers Impacting Health Outcomes

Helping patients control and manage their diabetes was the goal of a new program launched by UI Health’s Mile Square Health Center, near the University of Illinois at Chicago. The first step was to identify patients who should be targeted for an intervention and then provide the resources and supports needed to keep their diabetes in check while improving their overall health.

Honor, Pride and Opportunities for Greater Health: Turning the Tide in Native American Communities

Native American Heritage Month reminds us about the devastating and disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. It also presents an opportunity to re-focus efforts to help these communities overcome social and economic obstacles to improve overall health.

Spotlight Feature: Catching Breast Cancer Early through Expanded Community Outreach

In this Spotlight Feature interview, Pamela S. Ganschow, M.D., describes the approach and strategy behind the Cook County Health, Stroger Hospital (bCRISP) initiative and how it’s designed to make a difference.

Why Collect Race, Ethnicity and Primary Language

A clear need exists to document and improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable populations. Data to track these disparities and develop effective programs to reduce and eliminate them is beneficial.

Spotlight Feature: Identifying and Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Child Health

In this month’s Spotlight Feature interview, Kari Beth Watts, D.O. at UnityPoint Health, elaborates about the program’s roots and goals to improve overall maternal and child health.

Disparities Toolkit Consortium Members

David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine