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All inclusive and Equal: Ensuring Equity in State Health Care Reform Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D. The Opportunity Agenda www.opportunityagenda.org

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State Health Care Reform Nearly two dozen states taking a gander at important human services change, tending to scope, cost, quality Using a mix of methodologies Health care change enactment is a key chance to address imbalance in social insurance Coverage developments are essential however not adequate to advance medicinal services value

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State Health Care Equity Benchmarks – Resources: IOM Unequal Treatment report, 2002 Commonwealth Fund reports - Beal et al., Closing the Divide: How Medical Homes Promote Equity … McDonough et al., A State Policy Agenda to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Perot and Youdelman, Racial, Ethnic, and Primary Language Data Collection … Siegel et al., Enhancing Public Hospitals\' Reporting of Data … D.B. Smith, Eliminating Disparities in Treatment

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Ensuring Full Access to Health Care – States Should: Promote therapeutic homes Improve and streamline enlistment out in the open protection programs, and reliably assess outreach endeavors Promote differing qualities among wellbeing experts and social and etymological skill in wellbeing frameworks

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Promoting Equitable Health Care Quality – States Should: Require all open and private wellbeing frameworks to gather information on racial/ethnic, dialect, and wage based inconsistencies in medicinal services access and quality Monitor and freely report human services access, quality incongruities Ensure that abberations are a key objective of value change and pay-for-execution endeavors

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Patient Education and Empowerment – States Should: Develop socially suitable patient instruction and wellbeing proficiency programs Train, repay, and advance the utilization of group wellbeing laborers Strengthening the Health Care Infrastructure – States Should: Strengthen security net foundations and lessen money related powerlessness of those serving low-pay groups Create motivations for wellbeing experts to rehearse in underserved groups

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Strengthening State Program and Policy Infrastructure – States Should: Strengthen Certificate of Need appraisal Establish or reinforce state workplaces of minority wellbeing Addressing Social and Community Determinants of Health Inequality: Improve coordination of applicable state organizations that ought to address determinants (e.g., instruction, lodging, vocation) Create motivators for better sustenance assets in underserved groups (e.g., significant basic need chains, "rancher\'s business sectors")

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A View from Five States Analyzed enactment in five states (MA, WA, CA, IL, & PA) States are tending to the benchmarks in different routes: Access to medicinal services Creating systems to advance assorted qualities among wellbeing are experts (MA, IL, PA) Improving & streamlining enlistment methodology (MA and IL) Evaluating effort & enlistment strategies (MA, WA, CA, IL, PA) Quality of consideration Collecting information on race, ethnicity, and essential dialect (MA, WA, CA, IL, PA) and freely reporting data (MA, CA)

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A View from Five States (cont.) Patient strengthening Conducting a group wellbeing specialist study to decide adequacy in decreasing racial and ethnic wellbeing differences (MA) Health care base Supporting wellbeing net organizations, for example, group wellbeing focuses (MA, WA, IL) Providing impetuses for social insurance expert to hone in underserved territories (IL)

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A View from Five States (cont.) Policy base Utilizing people group wellbeing wanting to better adjust assets and need (WA, IL) Creating a Health Disparities Council accused of making suggestions on workforce assorted qualities issues, checking illness rates (MA) Social and group determinants of wellbeing Coordinating pertinent state offices to address social and behavioral determinants (WA)

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Opportunities for Policymakers and Advocates Make general medicinal services a center objective and spread everybody Assess how state approaches to extend scope influence at present underserved aggregates Actively take after the usage of new human services extension laws Link variations as a center objective of the human services change wave

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