The application of collective leadership to influence and impact policy, legislation and payment is what what we all work towards and strive to achieve each and every day. This holds true in addressing health equity. A Health Center CEO, a Primary Care Association (PCA) and Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) looked at the concerning disparity data, incentives to take action locally to address health inequality and then applied the evaluation of those results to broader systems of change across the market region.
Recognize the important steps to working with different partners and building trust to influence and impact policy, legislation and payment.
Assess similar activities in your state and consider the data needed to address health equity.
Relate to the issues presented and identify the steps to work collaboratively with key partners.
President and CEO,
District of Columbia Primary Care Association