Health inequities refer to healthcare inequality that occurs when there is a difference in health status or healthcare resources distribution between people belonging to different population groups. Health inequity can be defined as a disparity in the health status of different social groups that pose high social and economic costs both to individuals and societies.
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Inequities in digital health have been a challenge for the New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System. Several significant data points that still apply to households in the communities Mount Sinai …
In this virtual session, you’ll hear from speakers who will explore different aspects of inequality, between them presenting the lived, local, system and global experience of inequality. We hope to create a fuller discussion of inequality that should help us to recognise and respond to it, as well as think about what kind of effective approaches we can take. If you are interested in tackling inequality or its consequences but uncertain about where to start or what to address, or if the end of life seems too late to act, this seminar will help you to explore more what inequality is, and what its relevance is to the end of life. In this seminar we’ll start the work of understanding and exploring the root causes of inequalities, for example poor outcomes, the links between the individual and the global and the connections with systems of care. Our speakers will help us understand what inequality is and how it manifests in society, lived experience and the work we do.
This presentation offers attendees – regardless of which sector of the health care industry or other industry they operate within:
an introduction to the topic of health inequity, with particular emphasis on the life-or-death consequences that have been well documented in the research to-date,
problematizes the harmful effects of implicit bias to your organization and the communities you serve – which, although less pernicious than explicit bias, is far more pervasive and potentially insurmountable if not interrupted
defines the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and proposes a value-proposition for why now is the time to build out what a pragmatic, immediate commitment to these values can look like at your organization
presents a macro, long-term view of the larger legal and regulatory influences on health equity
The day will begin with a retrospective on the pandemic by Professor Simon Szreter. The purpose of the retrospective is twofold. First, to put the Pandemic into broader historical perspectives, including previous pandemics and second, to consider the way that the response to a novel corona virus was informed by past experience and by the need to make urgent decisions quickly in the face of the most serious public health emergency of the last hundred years.
The meeting will then move to consider the question of where we are now with Professor Kevin Fenton. This will be a reflection on the implications of the emergency response, and especially the implications of the impact on of the pandemic on particular social groups - notably older people, black and ethnic minority communities, the socially disadvantaged, and those with particular pre-existing medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia including many older people and those in care settings. The way that responses to the disproportionate impacts of the disease were formulated will be the focus.
This conference will address the avoidable differences in people’s health across the population and between specific population groups, as well as looking into how preventative measures can provide better care for all and make better use of resources across the system. The event will explore four key areas in combatting health inequalities and population health management, policy context, resource allocation, prevention and delivery of care. Including a mix of government policy updates and case studies, we will be sharing ideas from the breadth of the UK to aid collaboration in tackling this key issue. This event is now taking place online and will include opportunities for networking alongside access to each of the sessions and workshops.
When COVID-19 hit low-income Black, Latino, and Native American communities disproportionately hard, it became clear that social justice efforts must address the current lack of access to quality, affordable health care. Access to health care is clearly a social justice imperative.
Low income, low-education communities face structural barriers that create low access to quality health care. This creates a vicious generational cycle of untreated chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, heart disease that create enormous challenges for individuals, families, and the greater community. Individuals, health care, and insurance organizations acknowledge that people are trying to address these conditions, but the barriers often seem insurmountable with solutions that seem too hard.
The chief technology officer of Royal Philips provides some answers for health system CIOs and other IT leaders.
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