University of Michigan
Achieving Health Equity in Healthcare
University of Michigan

Achieving Health Equity in Healthcare

Minal R. Patel

Instructor: Minal R. Patel

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
10 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • The community health center model is an intervention to combat racial and ethnic healthcare disparities

  • The role of reparations as an intervention to combat racial and ethnic healthcare disparities

  • How health systems implement quality improvement initiatives as an intervention to combat racial and ethnic healthcare disparities

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9 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
10 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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This course is part of the Addressing Racial Health Inequity in Healthcare Specialization
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There are 5 modules in this course

This week, we will learn about the community health center model and how it can help us achieve racial equity in healthcare. We will learn about how the community health center model is a critical provider of care and what it means to implement and sustain these types of models.

What's included

3 videos7 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

This week, we will learn about anti-discrimination laws and policies. We will critically examine how laws and policies help us get closer to racial equity in healthcare while simultaneously critiquing the challenges of legal and policy mechanisms as interventions toward equity goals.

What's included

6 readings2 quizzes

This week, we will learn about intervening at the provider level to address racial inequity. To understand the foundations of provider interventions, we must first have a basic understanding of concepts and definitions we often see associated with provider-level approaches to achieving health equity. We will then critically appraise approaches to intervention with providers.

What's included

2 videos9 readings2 quizzes1 app item1 discussion prompt

This week, we will learn about what it means to improve quality and access to healthcare. We first walk through quality improvement and what healthcare systems do from a data collection perspective to improve quality. We will then examine in-depth how healthcare systems utilize non-traditional provider roles within the healthcare team, such as community health workers and enrollment assistants, to improve quality. We will examine what it means for hospitals to improve the health of their surrounding community.

What's included

10 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This week, we will learn about the role of anti-racism and reparations in healthcare. In order to take active steps to achieve health equity in healthcare, we must first structure and root our understanding of what anti-racism and reparations means for healthcare.

What's included

1 video12 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Minal R. Patel
University of Michigan
3 Courses2,342 learners

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