National Learning & Action Network Series: February 2017

Topic: Community Health Initiatives for Health Equity

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

This event focused on strategies to help healthcare organizations and communities achieve health equity by aligning with the CMS Quality Strategy goal to work with communities to promote best practices of healthy living. Click here for the event flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define health equity and understand its impact on patients, providers, and communities.
  • Describe how the IHI “Achieving Health Equity” framework can help organizations and communities achieve health equity.
  • Describe how the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) supports healthy communities.
  • List at least two CPSTF recommendations that can help healthcare organizations to further health equity and support healthy communities.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • For the presentation slides, click here.
  • For the recorded presentation, click here.

Meet the Speakers:

Melissa Dorsey, MHA
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA
Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute


Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA
Community Preventive Services Task Force


Pre-Work & Supplemental Resources: