IHI on Improving Health Equity: 5 Guiding Principles for Health Care Leaders

The IHI-led Pursuing Equity Initiative, supported in part by the Rx Foundation, has developed five guiding principles for health care executives who are leading their organizations in working toward equity. The authors of this blog post write:

“Attaining health equity is an eye-opening and often difficult pursuit. If leaders do the hard work necessary to eliminate inequities, they will inevitably face hard questions and choices, have their assumptions challenged, and experience many uncomfortable situations. But if we’re serious about providing the best care to all our patients, then we must also be serious about providing all our patients — regardless of their social position or other socially determined circumstance — with the opportunity to attain their full health potential. That is the very definition of health equity.”

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