Equity of Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

North Carolina hospitals and health systems are committed to eliminating health disparities so that everyone has access to the care they need to achieve their highest potential for health. Our health is determined in part by social and economic factors, including employment, housing, education, health care, public safety and food access. Eliminating disparities also includes addressing the underlying social determinants of health, many of which are shaped and perpetuated by bias, injustice and inequality.

The NC Healthcare Foundation is the hub for NCHAs health equity work. In this area the Foundation:  

  • Monitors the health equity footprint in North Carolina.
  • Engages stakeholders and the community in efforts that address root causes and social determinants of health across the lifespan.
  • Provides technical assistance and serve as a prime resource on health equity by communicating health equity principles, needs, and best practices.
  • Strengthens the capacity of the North Carolina workforce to address health equity.
  • Supports the adoption of policies that ensure NC health services have a health equity lens.

2019 Equity Conferences

Collecting Patient Data: Improving Health Equity In Your Practice – Ongoing, Online, Hosted By: American Medical Association, National Training
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Internal Medicine Online Grand Rounds 2017 – Leveraging Precision Medicine to Improve Value and Patient-Centered Care – A Vision for the Path Forward – Until May 4, 2019, Online, Hosted By: Northwest AHEC, State Training
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Career Development Program for Women (Application deadline: Oct 1, 2018) – January 14, 2019, Forsyth County, NC, Hosted By: Wake Forest Baptist Health Office of Women in Medicine and Science, State Training
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Webinar (Live): March of Dimes (MOD): Building Health Equity: Creating Change for Improved Maternal and Birth Outcomes – January 16, 2019, Online, Hosted By: Wake AHEC, State Webinar
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Equity of Care Training – January 17, 2019, Glen Allen, VA, Hosted By: Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, National Training
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2019 National African American MSM Leadership conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities – January 17-20, 2019, Arlington, VA, Hosted By: AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC), National Conference
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AONE Webinar: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Diverse Nurse Leaders – February 2, 2019, Online, Hosted By: American Hospital Association, National Webinar
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State of the Science: A National Research Meeting on Medical & Social Care Integration – February 4-5, 2019, Portland, OR, Hosted By: Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), National Conference
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Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace – February 28, 2019, Charlotte, NC, Hosted By: Charlotte AHEC, State Training
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Southern Trans Health and Wellness Conference – Creating Trans Health Equity – March 7-9, 2019, Winston Salem, NC, Hosted By: Northwest AHEC, State Conference
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Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health – March 22-24, 2019, Boston, MA, Hosted By: Fenway Institute, National Conference
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NatCon19 – March 25-27, 2019, Nashville, TN, Hosted By: National council for Behavioral Health, National Conference
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Health Impact Assessment Practitioner Workshop 2019 – April 1-2, 2019, St. Paul, MN, Hosted By: Society for Public Health Impact Assessments (SOPHIA), National Conference
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Patient Experience Conference 2019 – April 3-5, 2019, Dallas, TX, Hosted By: The Beryl Institute, National Conference
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2019 Chronic Disease Academy – April 9-12, 2019, Atlanta, GA, Hosted By: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, National Conference
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The National Conference for HIV, HCV, STDs, and LGBT Health – April 14-16, 2019, Washington, DC, Hosted By: SYNChronicity, National Conference
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Health Equity Conference 2019 – May 7, 2019, Atlanta, GA, Hosted By: National Rural Health Association, National Conference
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2019 ACS Data Users Conference – May 14-15, 2019, Washington, DC, Hosted By: American Community Survey Data Users Group, National Conference
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2019 Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Symposium – June 26, 2019, Chicago, IL, Hosted By: Center for Healthcare Innovation, National Symposium
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47th Annual Institute and Conference – Advancing Nursing Practice: Innovation, Access and Health Equity – July 23-28, 2019, New Orleans, LA, Hosted By: National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), National Conference
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2019 National Healthcare Diversity Conference – July 24, 2019, Houston, TX, Hosted By: Healthcare Diversity Council, National Conference
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Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Conference 2019 – October 25, 2019, Rochester, MN, Hosted By: Mayo Clinic, National Conference
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Value Initiative Webinar: Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action – December 3, 2019, Online, Hosted By: American Hospital Association, National Webinar
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Webinar (Recorded) – Does Your Patient Understand? – Health Literacy 101 – Recorded, Online, Hosted By: Wake AHEC, State Training
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Diversity Dialogues – Recorded Webinars, Online, Hosted By: Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, National Webinar
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H: Drive Experience (Leadership Development Pilot Program) – Evaluation results and update on future opportunities in spring 2019, Charlotte, NC, Hosted By: Novant Health, State Training
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Annual Informational Breakfast – TBD 2019, Durham, NC, Hosted By: Office for Institutional Equity and Duke Health, State Meeting
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Atrium Diversity Symposium – TBD 2019, Charlotte, NC, Hosted By: Atrium Health, State Conference
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Annual Planning for Healthy Communities Conference – TBD 2019, Charlotte, NC, Hosted By: Centralina Council of Governments, State Conference
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Action for Equity

North Carolina hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable and safe care by addressing food insecurities and transportation needs to free health screenings for the homeless, and more.

Member Resources

Check out the tools and resources that have been collected to assist you in identifying, addressing and eliminating social determinants of health, healthcare inequities and disparities that exist within your communities.

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#123forEquity Pledge

To accelerate progress, the American Hospital Association launched the #123forEquity pledge campaign. Take the pledge with us & tell us your stories.

 

Find out more about the pledge in this short video.

Mentorship Program

NCHA is launching a year-long mentorship program in 2019 to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to inspire and equip high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities to the next level in their career development.

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