DE&I Toolkit

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5/12/2022

Engaging Medicaid members to take action for better health
Health plans, especially Medicaid plans, need to reset the norm. They need to meet members where they are, hold their hands throughout their healthcare journey, and make sure itâ??s an easy path to travel.

4/12/2022

1 In 7 People Are 'Some Other Race' On The U.S. Census. That's A Big Data Problem
Growing numbers of Latinos identifying as "Some other race" for the U.S. census have boosted the category to become the country's second-largest racial group after "White." Researchers are concerned the catchall grouping obscures many Latinx people's identities and does not produce the data needed to address racial inequities.

3/14/2022

PQA SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE for improving medication use quality
The PQA Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Resource Guide documents real-world SDOH services that are promising for improving the quality and safety of medication use. The guide focuses on SDOH screenings, referrals and interventions conducted by or involving pharmacists or pharmacies.

3/14/2022

Presentation: DE&I Workgroup - March 14, 2022
Join the DE&I workgroup to understand organizational and HR competencies to help employees feel valued and connected, how to navigate health inequities in your wellness programs and integrate new equitable strategies as well as the importance of identifying employeesâ?? voices and their needs to create engaging community resources.

1/10/2022

Recording: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Health Equity Workgroup: January 2022
This workgroup meeting is to develop plans for supporting Alliance member health plan needs around DE&I and Health Equity initiatives.

1/8/2022

Quartz Health Solutions
Overview of Quartz DE&I program

11/30/2021

Recording: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Health Equity Workgroup: November 2021
By invitation only, this workgroup meeting is to develop plans for supporting Alliance member health plan needs around DE&I and Health Equity initiatives.

11/29/2021

Implementation Checklist: National CLAS Standards, a CLAS Action Worksheet and CLAS Testimonials
Culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are increasingly recognized as effective in improving quality of care because they help organizations address the cultural and communication barriers that many individuals face when seeking services. In 2015, the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a study to better understand how organizations use the National Standards for Culturally and linguistically Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards). In this document, you will learn what we learned.

11/29/2021

CLAS implementation guide for Behavioral Health
Behavioral health implementation guide for the national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health and health care.

11/29/2021

CLAS Standards: Awareness, Knowledge, Adoption, and Implementation
Summary of key findings about awareness, knowledge, adoption, and implementation of the National CLAS Standards in Health and Health Care Organizations Evaluation Project.

11/27/2021

Community Health Plan of Washington DE&I Workgroup Presentation
Overview presentation focused on Community Health Plan of Washington's Equity strategy and goals.

11/27/2021

AHE Creating a Culture of Equity Overview Brochure
Brochure defines and explains health equity and provides detailed strategies organizations may take to address health equity.

11/22/2021

DE&I Workgroup Work Plan - DRAFT
Working draft of the Alliance DE&I work goup work plan.

11/21/2021

DE&I Workgroup Meeting Agenda_11.30.21
November 30, 2021 DE&I Workgroup Meeting Agenda