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The new road map recommends policies and practices providers can adopt to promote health equity and eliminate disparities.

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The study finds urban, nonprofit hospitals recognize the role of health disparities in outcomes, but could use greater incentives to make improvements.

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CMS projects that Medicare Advantage organization payment rates will increase by 0.25 percent in 2018.

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The paper includes a framework to achieve health equity, guidance for measuring health equity, and a self-assessment tool for health care organizations.

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Mike King, author of A Spirit of Charity, spoke with America’s Essential Hospitals about reducing health disparities and changing public perceptions.

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MUSC will launch a minority men’s health center to research the most effective methods for integrating, interpreting, and applying determinants of disease risks and outcomes to precision medicine strategies.

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The rule carries out Affordable Care Act protections for individuals in federally funded health programs and sets new requirements for supporting people with limited English proficiency.

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Updated: Annals of Surgery article covering the impact of patient socioeconomic status on operative mortality.

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Latest Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) patient safety data show gaps in care for racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups have become less pronounced over time.

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Under new model, providers will screen Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for unmet social needs and connect patients to community services. Applications are due May 18.

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Hospitals should stratify data and reduce language barriers to improve equity, thought leaders say in new report.

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Thought leaders recommend stratifying data by socioeconomic and other characteristics, and reducing language barriers to improve health care equity.

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The guide focuses on reducing readmissions for racial and ethnic minority groups and is part of the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare.

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National Academies of Sciences Feb. 4 round table in Washington, DC, will explore population health in the context of racial and ethnic disparities and health equity.

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Reports examine the extent of health gaps among counties, what factors influence local residents' health, and what can be done at the state and local levels to make improvements.

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The CMS Equity Plan aims to reduce disparities in health care over the next four years for populations including racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, and people living in rural areas.

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Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is using county health funds to house and care for the homeless. California wants to with Medicaid funds.

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Socioeconomic inequalities at root of civil unrest in Baltimore and similar incidents over the past year

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Despite improvements in health care access and quality, disparities in care persist. Learn about the challenges to reducing disparities and what essential hospital are doing to improve equity.

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National impact assessment finds 95 percent of 119 studied quality measures improved during the 2006 to 2012 study period

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An interactive map takes you across the nation, exploring remarkable population health programs from members of America's Essential Hospitals.

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VCU Medical Center's cancer health literacy tool quickly identifies patients with limited knowledge of the disease and treatment.

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Document, developed by association's policy advisory committee, demonstrates essential hospitals' commitment to and promotion of care equity, and supports risk adjustment for sociodemographic status in certain quality improvement measures

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Association researcher Janelle Schrag explores insights from APHA's annual meeting, which targeted neighborhood factors as important health indicators.

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The principles highlight the generally agreed-upon elements of current evidence-based diabetes care, including management and prevention.

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Online course for recording patient-reported race, ethnicity, and language preferences believed to be the first of its kind for hospital registration staff

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Explore a new online training course for members on collecting patient race, ethnicity, and language data to reduce disparities in care.

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This literature review explores how social connections impact health outcomes and overutilization and offers responsive strategies by essential hospitals.

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Hennepin County Medical Center's Aquí Para Ti/Here for You outpatient clinic provides aims to reduce health disparities for Latino teens using an integrated, bilingual, culturally competent approach to comprehensive youth development and primary health care

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The opportunities come through two new comparative effectiveness research programs on improving health systems and addressing health and health care disparities. Letters of intent are due by Sept. 5.

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UCSD Health Sciences several years ago began this journey to elevate community partnerships, benefiting at-risk communities and the organization.

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NQF board adopts recommendation to assess sociodemographic risk adjustment of certain quality measures during a trial period.

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The social determinants of health are a critical topic for essential hospital providers - learn more from this avid researcher's perspective.

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Recent articles from Health Affairs, the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, and The New England Journal of Medicine explore efforts to reduce readmissions and infection rates, improve patient safety, and more.

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Recent journal articles curated from Health Affairs and the New England Journal of Medicine highlight payment reform programs and strategies and the impact of socioeconomic status on readmissions.

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America's Essential Hospitals supports NQF's recommendations to adjust some health care performance measures for sociodemographic factors.

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Natividad Medical Center launched a program to ensure patients who speak indigenous languages receive the highest quality health care possible.

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NQF makes eight recommendations to enhance the ability of policymakers and consumers to make accurate conclusions about the quality of care and prevent unintended consequences, such as a worsening of care disparities. Members are encouraged to submit comments by April 16.

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NQF recommends adjusting some health care performance measures to account for sociodemographic risk factors. Members are encouraged to submit comments on the draft recommendations by April 16.

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The medical field is ever changing and evolving. So is the knowledge required of medical interpreters to do the job well. To stay in touch with these advancements, medical interpreters must keep their skills and knowledge sharp and current - not just through traditional continuing education.

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Nutrition deficiency contributes to many serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and certain cancers. Studies also show a correlation to increasingly high health care costs and reduced productivity and chronic absence from work. Learn a phased approach to addressing these issues, with examples from several essential hospitals.

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In new commentary, association president and CEO explores historical roots of care disparities, calls on all hospitals to take up fight to improve health care equity

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The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services launched a pilot program that aims to prevent avoidable rescue-care visits by automatically notifying patient-centered medical homes when a patient enters the health care system and better engaging discharged patients in their follow-up care.

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Learn about high-risk areas for limited English proficient patients and improvement strategies

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UNM Hospitals' LGBT Collaborative changes policies, training, and perspective

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Two essential hospitals discussed the implications of low health literacy and tools for improvement

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Highlighted essential hospitals’ work to address health disparities, improve quality of care for all patients

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Effort will seek to increase understanding of low-income and minority populations’ experiences with exchanges

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Information gathered will inform rulemaking for civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act

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Analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured found that 6.4 million people will miss out on insurance coverage if the 21 states not intending to expand their Medicaid program and the six undecided states do not implement the Medicaid expansion.

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Participants learned how to identify race, ethnicity, and language disparities in health care

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Recognizes work to promote well-being in minority communities, reduce disparities in care, and ensure access to care for all

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Research on health care quality, disparities in care, patient safety at risk, association says

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.