Media - Call to Action
In a this video, leaders from CHRISTUS Health provide an overview of the Equity of Care initiative, including the importance of eliminating health care disparities and key action areas for eliminating these disparities. These action areas include increasing the collection and use of race, ethnic and language preference (REaL) data, increasing leadership and workforce diversity and providing culturally competent care. The video features Gene Woods, president and COO of CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas and chair of the Equity of Care committee, as well as Stephen Wright, president and CEO of CHRISTUS Health Louisiana.
Equity of Care, in collaboration with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, recently interviewed health care professionals from across the country on the importance of eliminating health care disparities. These health care leaders shared their ideas on eliminating health care disparities by increasing the collection of race, ethnic and language preference (REaL) data, increasing leadership and workforce diversity and providing culturally competent care. All agree that while hospitals have improved quality of care for diverse patient populations and increased leadership diversity, more work needs to be done.
The video “Race, Ethnicity, Language: Pathway to Better Patient Healthcare,” focuses on challenges and solutions to address national findings that document reduced access to health care for certain racial and ethnic groups, and poorer care outcomes for these groups even when given equal access to health care services. Greater Cincinnati Health Council members, staff and project leaders tell the story of the groundbreaking work being done in Greater Cincinnati’s hospitals, with the broad perspective offered by national experts.