accelerate health equity

Accelerate Health Equity Initiative Seeks to Dismantle Racism, Advance Health

By CHIBEblog
Members of CHIBE are co-leading an initiative with a bold ambition: to identify structural and institutional causes of health inequities and racism, transform those practices, and significantly improve health equity in the City of Philadelphia. This initiative, called Accelerate Health Equity, is led by Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and brings together many other organizations including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Temple, Drexel, Jefferson/Einstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Keystone First, Trinity, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, who are committed to combatting health inequity in the city. Co-leading Accelerate Health Equity are: Director of the Penn Medicine...
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LA Times: Medical bias can be deadly. Our research found a way to curb it.

By In the News

From The LA Times: Ask most any woman about her experience with the American healthcare system and you will likely hear stories of medical maltreatment in the form of dismissal, undertreatment or incorrect diagnosis. Add racial bias to the mix and a woman’s likelihood of being victimized in medicine is even worse In a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications, my colleagues and I discovered a surprisingly effective answer: an online group reasoning technique known as networked collective intelligence, which basically means getting doctors to exchange treatment options with one another. Think of it as a group chat for specialists. We asked more than…

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