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Publication Type: Sentinel Event Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM

This alert addresses the disparities in health care identifying that “there are overwhelming evidence and persistence of gaps in virtually all areas of health care”. This alert summarizes strategies for health care and human services organizations in all settings to address health care disparities; it also provides examples of successful initiatives for organizations. This alert provides guides for organizations to address disparities as part of performance and patient safety improvement and ensure that health equity is part of their strategic planning. Recommendations to address healthcare disparities are provided.

Addressing health care disparities by improving quality and safety