Equity of Care

Healthcare providers are committed to providing equitable care, to eliminate avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically.
Using funding from recent settlements through its healthcare division, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office last week distributed $3 million in grants to organizations addressing social determinants of health.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors is seeking proposals for presentation at its April 3, 2019, Patient Safety Forum.
MHA is opposed to a proposed federal rule that will make harder for immigrants to access medical care.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has announced the winners of its first annual “MHQP Patient Experience Awards,” which recognizes primary care practices that perform highest on MHQP’s annual survey.
Lawrence General Hospital is operating a program to help its communities fight obesity and resultant health problems.
MHA was an early endorser of the Yes on 3 campaign for a variety of reasons.
The HPC’s $949 million upper cost estimate does not include the cost associated with emergency departments.
The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is accepting applications the 2019-2020 year.
The Massachusetts House last Wednesday passed a bill (H4664) that would prevent licensed healthcare providers from engaging in “conversion therapy.”
MHA President and CEO Steve Walsh attended the kickoff event of the Freedom for All Massachusetts Coalition.
With increased federal activity relating to immigration, healthcare facilities have been grappling with questions related to patients and staff whose legal status in the U.S. may be in jeopardy.
Statement from Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), regarding MassHealth ACOs.
A new study shows that the cost of hunger and food insecurity in Massachusetts totals $2.4 billion a year.
A new healthcare policy/advocacy group – United States of Care – launched last week.
Caring for specific populations – and ensuring that they are receiving equitable, high-quality care – can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
Caring for specific populations – and ensuring that they are receiving equitable, high-quality care – can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy has announced the call for applications for the 2018-2019 year.
MHA statement regarding legislation to authorize Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners
MHA joined a diverse coalition of community advocates, health care professionals and public officials before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in a show of support for legislation that seeks to address racial and ethnic health.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciate this opportunity to offer its strong support for HB3093/SB783, “An Act Improving Medical Decision Making.”

Resources

Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).