Webinar | Embedding Equity in Continuous Improvement Systems and Leadership

Virginia Mason Institute

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare has become a strategic imperative for all leaders in healthcare. But to make lasting progress, we can’t just treat the symptoms; we must address the underlying condition, which is systemic inequity.

In this session we explore what it means to take a systems approach to healthcare equity by purposefully embedding equity concepts in improvement methods, training, and tools. We discuss practical ways to focus improvement work on the experiences of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities to support safe, culturally responsive care. We also discuss and share tools that others can immediately adopt and apply to their own work.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify leadership’s role in creating and sustaining a continuous improvement culture that integrates equity, honors diversity, and fosters inclusion.
  • Understand approaches for preparing leaders, clinicians, and staff to engage in improvement efforts using an equity lens, including use of the Equity Pause Toolkit
  • Understand strategies to embed equity practices in process improvement methods, such as identifying and mitigating inequities using the Inequity Waste Wheel and Equity Impact Analysis tool

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