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Proposed Requirements for the Health Care Equity Advanced Certification Program

The Joint Commission is developing requirements for a new advanced certification program focused on improving health care equity. The advanced certification program requirements build upon The Joint Commission’s long-standing accreditation standards supporting health care equity and the recently released requirements to reduce health care disparities. This voluntary program will recognize hospitals that strive for excellence in their efforts to provide equitable care, treatment, and services.

The Joint Commission is seeking input from the field on the proposed requirements for the health care equity advanced certification program. The proposed requirements address health care equity topics across multiple domains, including leadership, collaboration, data collection, provision of care, and performance improvement.

Step 1: Read the Proposed Standards

Note: Prior to submitting your comments, download and review the document(s). These documents require Adobe Reader.

Step 2: Provide Your Comments
Tell us what you think. Please submit your comments on the proposed requirements for the health care equity advanced certification program via the online survey, which will take approximately 30-35 minutes to complete.

Comments will be gathered for 4 weeks beginning on September 22, 2022 and ending October 20, 2022.

Questions?

Contact Christina L. Cordero, PhD, MPH, Project Director, Department of Standards and Survey Methods at .