Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Eligible Learning Collaborative
Understanding and Improving Health Equity in Rural Health Care Settings: Challenges and Solutions to Address Rural Health Disparities
This virtual learning collaborative (LC) will focus on challenges and solutions specific to rural health providers to support improvement in health equity and reduction in health disparities. This interactive collaborative will include four (4) virtual, 60-minute learning sessions and additional brief readings and/or reflections between sessions to support understanding of disparities and strategies to address them.
By participating in this LC, participants will be able to:
- Define health disparities and health equity and describe them within the context of their rural community
- Assess if and how health equity and disparities are being addressed in their organization
- Identify opportunities and strategies to intentionally use data, resources, and tools to improve health equity and embed equity in organizational culture and operations
- Discuss potential new regulations and requirements for health care organizations to address health equity
The RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative is for RHPTP eligible small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics. Leaders in the following roles will benefit from the learning collaborative: executive teams, human resources, quality and safety, clinicians, and others invested in health equity. The first 20 organizations who completed registration and signed a participation memorandum of understanding (MOU) were selected to participate in the 2021-2022 RHPTP Eligible LC.
Memorandum of Understanding: LC participants will be asked to sign a memorandum of understanding indicating that they will actively participate in all four (4), 60-minute virtual sessions.
The 2021-2022 series is held on the fourth Monday of each month April through July from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Central Time.