Building Capacity to Reduce Health Disparities

Building Capacity to Reduce Health Disparities

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Federal Focus on Health Equity

Federal Actions Supporting Health Equity

CMS Framework for Health Equity | CMS

Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Health Equity Measure Specifications for:

– Hospital Commitment to Health Equity (HCHE)
– Social Drivers of Health (SDOH)

ATW Tools To Support Priority #3 of the CMS Framework for Health Equity ​

Health Equity in Action Training Program

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Patient, Family & Community Engagement Training Program

ATW identifies, recruits, and prepares persons with lived experience to engage in healthcare transformation efforts. We help them craft and tell their story in a way that helps healthcare professionals learn and improve. We train them on topics that prepare them to engage in improvement efforts (e.g., healthcare measurement, research, quality and safety improvement). Through ATW’s support of the Patient Partner Innovation Community (PPIC), we engage and connect persons with lived experience with opportunities to help transform the healthcare system.

Sample outcomes of ATW’s engagement work:

  1. Community engagement for early recognition and immediate action in stroke (CEERIAS): Pre and post COVID-19

  2. Advancing Equity for AA & NH/PI Communities in COVID-19 Response Efforts: Best Practice Resource Guides

Contact Desiree Bradley at for more information about ATW’s Patient, Family & Community Engagement Training Program.

Preparing the Next Generation of Health Equity Leaders

Every year, ATW welcomes Bachelor’s and Master’s level students into our organization to train with our team of equity practitioners. ATW interns study in various disciplines, including Public Health/Health Education, Health Administration, Health Communications, Psychology, Social Work, or related social science fields that are purposeful, drive social impact, and promote health equity. ATW aims to mentor and develop students to become equity practitioners with a strong background in health equity, policies, research, and education.

Contact Brittny Bratcher-Rasmus at for more information about ATW’s internship program.