Equity of Care

#123forEquity Pledge

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems has taken the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, a National Call to Action that aims to achieve equitable care for all patients, increase cultural competency training in health care settings, and expand diversity in health care leadership and governance. We are urging our member hospitals to:

  1. Take the Pledge – Pledge to achieve the three areas of the Call to Action
  2. Take Action – Implement strategies that are reflected in your strategic plan and supported by your board and leadership. Provide quarterly updates to AHA and your board in order to track progress nationally
  3. Tell Others – Achieve the goals and be recognized. Tell your story and share your learning with others in conference calls and other educational venues, including social media, to accelerate progress collectively.

Resources

Background

In 2011, the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and America’s Essential Hospitals stood together in a call to action to eliminate health care disparities. The focus is on:

  • Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity and language preference data;
  • Increasing cultural competency training; and
  • Increasing diversity in governance and leadership.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, please contact Katie Harris at kharris@oahhs.org.

Quality Contact Info

Barbara Wade, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS
Director of Quality Improvement
barbara.wade@
apprisehealthinsights.com

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