NCHF - Regulatory Standards & Health Equity

Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Wondering about what The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) expect of acute care hospitals related to the new health equity standards? Or do you know what The Joint Commission is looking for during visits regarding health equity? Would you like to hear about best practices to meet these standards that support performance improvement? If so, then join us via live webinar on 2/29/24 at 12 Noon-1:30 PM, ET. Dr. Maria Hernandez, Arlesia Bailey, and Stephanie Hillman of Impact4Health, LLC, will provide an overview of these new standards that can be summarized by these overarching priorities:

  • Collecting key patient data;
  • Designating a leader to provide oversight on health equity;
  • Developing internal talent with a focus on increasing their capabilities to address diverse populations, and;
  • Engaging the community in addressing social determinants of health. 

They will also discuss the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s Health Equity Roadmap during this time and how this Roadmap supports hospitals’ compliance to these new standards. Plenty of time will be available to ask questions about the standards, the AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap, and related documents and processes.
Learning Objectives: (Approved for 1.5 contact hours)

  1. Discuss the CDC's definition of health equity.
  2. Examine health equity initiatives related to access to care, addressing social determinants of health, and culturally effective care. 
  3. Discuss examples and data related to impact of health inequities in key populations such as pregnant women, people with diabetes, and people in the LGBTQ community.
  4. List the four strategies for advancing health equity that are linked to new standards by CMS, The Joint Commission, and NCQA.
  5. Describe strategies for using information learned from implementation of new regulatory standards to support enhanced effectiveness of performance improvement efforts for all populations.

Impact4Health, LLC, is just one of three firms selected by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) to serve as Equity Transformation Partners (ETP) to engage with health organizations seeking to complete the AHA Health Equity Roadmap. We have worked with systems across the nation as they begin to integrate best practices linked to reducing health inequities.

Target Audience

Diversity Leaders, Quality Leaders, Patient Family Advocates, Physician and Nursing Leaders and Community Liaison.

Registration Information

NCHA Members - Free
Non Members - $175

Register for the webinar and receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom registration link. If you are registering for a group please be sure to share the Zoom registration link with your team.

This program is approved for ANCC Credit


About Your Facilitators

Arlesia Bailey, MBA, is a Senior Executive Consultant, with Impact4Health, a health equity and social justice advocate leading work with health systems across the nation. Arlesia brings over 25 years in the healthcare field.  She has a strong combination of business, operations, fundraising, advocacy, and social justice skills. Prior to joining Impact4Health, she worked at a nationally ranked pediatric hospital, overseeing the organization’s health equity investments, including a landmark expansion of primary care into under-resourced communities, along with a $125 million fundraising campaign. 

Maria Hernandez, PhD, is a thought leader in health equity with over 25 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a sought-out speaker by the American Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition to developing the Inclusion Scorecard for Population Health in early 2017, she has also worked on the design of the Inclusive Leader 360- a first ever measure of how often leaders are using key behaviors consistently linked to creating a culture of inclusion.
Stephanie Hillman, MNPL, is a healthcare industry practitioner of over 25 years focused on bringing the voice of patients to decision makers. A Senior Executive Consultant with Impact4Health and leads the practice for on using the Inclusion Scorecard for Population Health, an online assessment to support health equity initiatives. Prior to working with Impact4Health, Stephanie held several senior leadership roles at a pediatric nonprofit hospital and an adult public hospital.