Joint Commission unveils Health Care Equity Resource Center to assist organizations on journey toward safer, more equitable care
The Joint Commission has created a Health Care Equity Resource Center that will help organizations monitor their progress toward health care equity.
In January 2023, our new Health Care Equity accreditation requirements will go into effect for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and some segments of ambulatory care and behavioral health care and human services organizations. These new requirements recognize that health care organizations need established leaders and standardized structures and processes to detect and address health care disparities.
The resources include:
- Strategies: Links to resources such as toolkits, templates, and guides
- Soundbites: Brief videos or organizations’ lessons learned
- Snapshots: Brief synopses of approaches used by organizations
- Evidence-based interventions
This is just the beginning, and more resources will be added in the coming months. The Joint Commission looks forward to learning from organizations that are making advances, sharing their stories, and being partners with them on this journey to create a more equitable health care system.
Visit the Health Care Equity Resource Center.