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The Certification Resource Center provides practical strategies for organizations pursuing Health Care Equity Certification to help them meet the standards and elements of performance. Resources are organized by certification domain. Click on each domain to find resources relevant to the certification requirements.

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Select a certification domain below. Each selection will provide a brief introduction. The requirements associated with each domain are labeled with the focus of the standard and element of performance (EP). Find resources with strategies that align with your organization’s needs as you prepare to meet the certification requirements.
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Links to resources such as toolkits, templates, and guides.
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Brief written synopses and videos of successful initiatives and practices implemented by other organizations.

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 companies. 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.