At WPSC we're working to raise awareness of health disparities among varied patient populations.

Often in healthcare that conversation focuses upon the difference in care received and/ or health outcomes based on age, race, or gender. But what about health disparities between various religions and within the LGBTQ community? The rich diversity in our patient populations doesn't stop at age, race, or gender; our pursuit of health equity for all patients, shouldn't either. 

This Week's "Friday Five, PFAC Picks:"
Examining Disparities in Muslim and LGBTQ Communities

1) National LGBT Health Education Center | Issue Brief: Building Patient-Centered Medical Homes for LGBT Patients and Families
Read Brief

2) Dallas News| Why we Should Treat Islamophobia as a Public Health Issue: 
Read Article

3) Kaiser Family Foundation | Disparities Policy Brief; Health and Access to Care and Coverage for LGBT Individuals:
Read article

4) American College of Physicians | LGBT Health Disparities- Executive Summary of Policy Position from the ACP: 
Read Paper

5) Interactive Presentation and Transcripts, Marc Patterson- Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College | Health Disparities Among Muslim Americans  
View Presentation 


Taking Action with CANDOR

Join our Communication Resolution Program partners at the Collaborative for Improvement and Accountability on October 20-21, for an interactive training on CRPs and the CANDOR toolkit. This event is designed to maximize small group learning with hands on coaching from several leading CRP implementation experts.

The event is designed for leaders engaged in ensuring accountability for patient safety including CEOs, CMOs, CNOs, patient safety officers, quality improvement leads, medical staff, risk managers, patient and family engagement advocates, internal and external communication leads, and board of directors members. Space is limited to 120 participants. Register here.


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This program is designated for 13.75 hours.

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vizient, Inc. is authorized to award 13.75 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward the advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Kelly Veit, MHA

Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
705 Second Ave. Ste. 410
Seattle, WA 98104 | 206.204.7383


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