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Physician Leader Monthly April 2021

New award to recognize improvements made in reducing health care disparities

The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente have established the Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity — an annual award to recognize health care organizations and their partners that achieve measurable, sustained reductions in health care disparities. Applications will be accepted from May 17 to July 5.

In other news… 

Blogs for Docs 

Joint Commission joins COVID­19 vaccine alliance: The COVID Vaccine Education and Equity Project is led by The Alliance for Aging Research, Healthy Women, and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging.

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News Releases 

April Journal: A new study assessed which complications are associated with the highest mortality rates and resource utilization for older patients who undergo hip fracture repair.

Quick Safety: Data over the past year has shown that an estimated 40.9% of adults in the U.S. have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19.

Media Wrap-up

Community COVID-19 incidence and health care personnel COVID­19 seroprevalence | The JAMA Network

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Multimedia Features

New podcast on COVID-19 vaccines

Joint Commission Infection Control and Prevention Director Sylvia Garcia-Houchins discusses the safe and reliable vaccine options to protect against COVID-19, as well as the importance of getting a vaccine. [14:58]

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