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The resource center is designed to provide information to help you on the journey to health care equity, regardless of where you are on the path. For example, it has basic information on how to screen for health-related social needs and how to stratify measures to examine health care disparities. We have included brief synopses of approaches used by other organizations (Snapshots) and videos of organizations’ lessons learned (Soundbites). The resource center also has more advanced materials, such as examples of published, successful interventions to address common disparities that you may wish to implement in your organization and include in your action plan. We will be continuously monitoring the literature and talking with organizations so we can expand and improve the resource center. Sign up to be alerted when new resources are added.
Select a topic or accreditation requirement below. Each selection will provide a brief introduction to the topic, the applicable standard and element of performance (EP), and an icon for Snapshots, Soundbites, and Strategies. Click on each icon to learn about the experiences of other organizations and find resources with strategies that align with your organization’s changing needs.
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Snapshots

Brief synopses of approaches used by other organizations.
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Soundbites

Brief videos of organizations' lessons learned.

Strategies

Links to resources such as toolkits, templates, and guides.

Focused Resources to Support Standards Compliance

Make Health Care Equity a Leader-Driven Priority

Prioritize, Plan and Take Action

Assess Health-Related Social Needs

Monitor Health Care Equity Progress

Evidence-Based Interventions

Use Data to Identify Disparities Across Patient Groups

Inform Stakeholders About Progress


This resource center is not intended to serve as an exhaustive or exclusive repository of publicly available resources related to health care equity. Nor does it offer any endorsement of the source nor of any particular product, health care organization, or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, health care organization, or its products or services, are superior to those of other company. These resources were not developed or validated by The Joint Commission. Approaches utilized by organizations spotlighted in this resource center are not inclusive of all organizational approaches that may be successful in addressing health care disparities, and strategies may need to be tailored by organizations to meet the unique needs of their setting and patient population. By accessing and using website resources, website users agree to make no claim of any kind against The Joint Commission for any and all damages that result from use or implementation of any website content.