Presentation on theme: "Leading Change: The Disparities Solutions Initiative Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H. Director, The Disparities Solutions Center Senior Scientist, Institute."— Presentation transcript:
Leading Change: The Disparities Solutions Initiative Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H. Director, The Disparities Solutions Center Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy Director for Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
What is Leading Change? The Dissemination and Translation Arm Synthesize Results with FA and ES –Examine results and develop into practical, usable forms that include key themes & critical success factors Disseminate Solutions to Stakeholders –Hospitals, Healthcare Systems, Provider Orgss Create Leaders and Provide Technical Assistance to Implement Disparities Solutions –Targeted Audience Maintain Clearinghouse of Disparities Solutions –Web-based, interactive
Major Activities: Program Promotion LC should be recognized nationally as: –An RWJF Initiative that is action & intervention-oriented and functions as the premiere, ongoing source of information for evidence-based, transferable, and practical disparities solutions Activities include: –Strategic Forum –Annual National Meetings –Co-Sponsored Events –E-Newsletter and Listserv
Major Activities: Targeted Leadership Development and Technical Assistance Executive Disparities Institute –Competitive Application Process (20 Orgs) –Organizational Commitment to Project –Opening and Closing Meeting (1.5 Day each) –Two Conference Calls per Year –Two months of Tech Assistance Calls
Major Activities: Broad Dissemination and Translation Annual National Meetings Public Web Seminars Quarterly E-Newsletter Website –Highlights Projects; –Searchable Database; – Case-Study Section; –New Interventions and Lit Search
Implications for Policy Premiere source of Disparities Solutions –Focus on Quality of Care Not just dissemination… –Focus on actionable, transferable, quality improvement interventions to address disparities –Help lead change via multiple activities including EDI, Technical Assistance, Webinars, and National Meeting
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