Many organizations across the U.S. health care system have struggled to develop a methodical approach to identifying, quantifying, and taking action to address disparities impacting their patients and members. The Health Equity Roadmap for Health Care CEOs was created to provide a cross-sector guide for organizations that are seeking to develop an effective and data-driven enterprise-wide strategy to advance health equity.
The Roadmap is designed to help CEOs and other health care executives lead their organizations through the levels of the Health Equity Pyramid, pictured below. Part I of the Health Equity Roadmap focuses on the right side of the pyramid—patient outcomes and experience. Part II—on diversity of workforce and leadership—will be released in the future. The Roadmap also serves as operational guidance to achieve the objectives of the Health Equity Pledge.