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Prioritizing Equity video series

The Prioritizing Equity video series examines how health care equity determines care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Equity

Advancing public health

The AMA leads the charge on public health. Our members are the frontline of patient care, expanding access to care for underserved patients and developing key prevention strategies.

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5 MIN READ

Give doctors the skills to have vital health equity conversations

One key is to ask, listen and systematically act on the stories of patients to address real-time harms and to meaningfully improve care. Learn more.

Health Equity
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5 MIN READ

Find out how to identify and eliminate health care inequities

Discrimination leads to poor quality care and outcomes for historically disadvantaged communities. Embedding equity into harm-event reports helps end it.

Health Equity
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Focus on these 5 areas in your work to advance health equity

Quality-improvement tools are well-suited to help physicians and health systems identify and address health inequities. Learn more with the AMA.

Health Equity
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6 MIN READ

Replacing the faulty formula that led to inequity in kidney care

Many labs moved away from race-adjusted kidney function, and most plan to do so. For one AMA member, the racist measure left an indelible personal mark.

Health Equity
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9 MIN READ

13 health systems that are innovating to move medicine forward

On prior authorization, telehealth, climate change, health equity and more—these health systems led the way during a trying year. Learn how.

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Public Health
Health System Spotlight
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6 MIN READ

Atlantic Health dives deep on data to advance health equity

The New Jersey health system’s physician leaders seek the “story behind the data” to identify patient needs. Learn more.

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Health Equity
Health System Spotlight
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Prioritizing Equity video series: Advancing Equity Through Quality & Safety Peer Network

Participants from the Peer Network for Advancing Equity through Quality and Safety program share their strategies for operationalizing equity into their quality and safety operations.

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Health Equity
Prioritizing Equity Video Series
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Providing inclusive hair care products at the bedside

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics system is meeting the hair care needs of its diverse patient population, becoming a model for the U.S.

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Health Equity
Health System Spotlight