Patient Engagement HIT: Providence Reflects One Year After Health Equity Pledge
In this story:
- Providence’s work has been underscored by its wealth of internal data about population health needs and community experiences. That information, coupled with its community health needs assessments, helped chart a path forward in health equity work and gave employees something tangible to act upon.
- In Southern California, Providence parlayed partnerships with predominantly Black church congregations issuing COVID-19 tests and vaccines and are rolling out new projects to address other disparities.
- Strategic decision-making will be key as Providence continues to embed health equity into all of its work.
We recognized that this is a long journey and that we were getting started as a large and complex organization that cares for very different populations across our entire footprint, and so we were really intentional about setting this work up strategically for success in the long haul.”
–Karen Boudreau, M.D., senior vice president of enterprise care management and coordination