23 Mar Act Now to Raise the Bar on Health Equity
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Raising the Bar project provides an actionable framework (“Raising the Bar Part 1”) for use by the entire health care sector in embedding equity and excellence throughout its work and achieving optimal health for all. Raising the Bar for Excellence and Equity in Maternal Health builds off the Raising the Bar Part 1 framework by applying the principles, roles, and actions to maternity care.
The Health Care Transformation Task Force was a subgrantee on both Raising the Bar Part 1 and Raising the Bar for Excellence in Maternal Health, under the National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) and the National Partnership for Women & Families, respectively. The Task Force was a significant contributor to the Raising the Bar Part 1 framework and provided input and developed a set of operational briefs for the Raising the Bar for Equity and Excellence in Maternal Health guidance. Links to the full sets of guidance and operational briefs can be found below. We encourage you to share these resources widely with your networks.
Raising the Bar Part 1
Raising the Bar Part 1 offers a framework comprised of five foundational principles that serve as health care’s gravitational force to continuously center equity work. Accompanying these principles are four essential roles — provider, advocate, employer, and partner — health care must play to revolve around these central principles, with concrete corresponding actions health care organizations can take to improve equity and excellence.
Raising the Bar for Equity and Excellence in Maternal Health
Raising the Bar for Equity and Excellence in Maternal Health offers guidance for health care provider institutions – including hospitals and health systems, integrated health systems, independent women’s health and multi-specialty provider groups, and federally qualified health centers – on advancing equity and excellence in maternal health.
The Task Force developed briefers to further translate the guidance to a range of players in the health care enterprise by describing in more detail the actions these players can invest in to achieve said role in health care. View the resources below: