Ending Health Disparities
All of our efforts in support of care for vulnerable populations ultimately aspire to achieve health care equity and the elimination of health disparities within our increasingly diverse communities.
Some highlights of our work in 2010 include:
- Developing strategies for improving care and reducing disparities through our nine Centers of Excellence in Culturally Competent Care
- Supporting our Qualified Bilingual Staff Model approach to providing culturally competent communication by identifying, educating, and monitoring an internal workforce of interpreters
- Collecting and reporting demographic data on patients and identifying and tracking variation in national health care quality measures by race and ethnicity, and partnering with the HMO Research Network to enable more widespread collaboration in disparities-related research
- Supporting leadership development in ending health care disparities through support for the Satcher Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, the new Kaiser Permanente UCLA Center for Health Equity, and the Chris Burch Minority Leadership Program at the Kellogg Scholars Fellowship Program.