Today, tens of thousands of health care providers across the nation count on Joint Commission accreditation to help them accelerate process standardization that leads to reduced variability and sustainable improvements in quality and safety for those they serve. Our accreditation standards include several long-standing requirements that address health care equity issues.
Effective January 1, 2023, new dedicated health care equity standards became effective and integrated into our hospital, ambulatory health care, and behavioral health care & human services accreditation programs. These new standards are among the first of their kind and will help create a consistent national baseline related to the equitable delivery of health care.
Our new Health Care Equity Accreditation Resource Center includes innovative strategies leveraged by your peers as well as a growing list of useful industry resources right in one convenient place, directly aligned to the new standards requirements.