Joint Commission launches new Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center
To help organizations pursuing the new Health Care Equity Certification, The Joint Commission has launched the Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center to provide practical strategies for meeting the program’s standards and elements of performance (EPs).
The new certification program, which will be available July 1, recognizes organizations working to reduce health care disparities and bridge the gap to equitable care. The certification will distinguish those organizations embedding health care equity in all aspects of care, treatment, and service delivery.
The Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center organizes resources (such as tools, templates, and guides) by certification domains and key topic areas, including:
- Data collection
- Provision of care
- Performance improvement
While systemic inequalities exist within the quality and safety of health care, there is a path forward. The Joint Commission looks forward to working with organizations and other stakeholders to share best practices and identify innovative ways to achieve health care equity.
Access the Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center.