Data-Driven Health Equity Strategies

Harnessing data and evidence to accelerate health equity

This roundtable explores data foundations and evidence-based solutions that will enable executives to embed health equity across the enterprise. Executives in this roundtable are committed to redressing health inequities through data-driven approaches and by embedding health equity throughout their organizations. The roundtable also leads and supports the Health Evolution Health Equity Pledge, a bold cross-industry initiative to accelerate health equity with more than 50 supporters to date.


The Health Equity Pledge: A Solution to Strengthen Data Foundations and Build Interventions to Accelerate Health Equity

As a response to the challenge of addressing health disparities, the Health Evolution Forum launched the Health Equity Pledge to meaningfully strengthen data foundations through the collection, stratification, and review of race, ethnicity, language, and sex data, with the ultimate goal to more effectively identify disparities, diagnose root causes, and instill accountability for eliminating them.

These actions, structured into three Pledge objectives, are a significant opportunity to embed equity into quality improvement and interventions across the health care industry, and to reduce disparities in care delivery, the patient and member experience, and outcomes.

Pledge Objectives: 

  • Collect race, ethnicity, language, and sex data for at least 50% of the organization’s patient, member, or customer population.
  • Stratify and regularly review these collected data by the top-priority quality or access metric for 90% of major business lines and/or departments/divisions of adequate size.
  • Share data and insights on health equity efforts, including for select measures, and participate in the Health Equity Pledge Learning Series to exchange ideas and solutions.

View the Health Equity Pledge here.

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