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Quality, Reliability & Leadership:

Innovative Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities
 
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Ask Every Patient: REAL Training Module

 
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Collecting accurate and consistent REAL (race, ethnicity and language) data is essential to resolving disparities in health care. Train staff to collect REAL data in an effective and culturally sensitive way. Learn more about the REAL eLearning Module.

 

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals

This monograph was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations. Learn More
 

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community

This field guide from The Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. Learn More
 
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The Health Equity Forum


H&HN interviews the Co-chairs of our upcoming Health Equity Forum, co-hosted by the American Hospital Association.

Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA
Patient Safety Officer and Medical Director
Division of Healthcare Improvement
The Joint Commission
View video interview - YouTube

M. Tomás León, MBA
President and CEO
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
American Hospital Association
View video interview - YouTube

A Personal Testimony


Dr. Wyatt's mission for Health Equity stems from a personal tragedy.
Listen to his story.

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