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Driving Reductions in Health Care Disparities: Covered California Sets an Example

Driving Reductions in Health Care Disparities: Covered California Sets an Example

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Covered California shares in-depth information and early learnings about its health equity efforts.

As part of its core strategy, Covered California is using its data to learn about its population and implement initiatives aimed at reducing disparities, while overcoming challenges in gaining access to data to understand the problem. Taylor Priestley, Health Equity Officer, and Doug McKeever, Chief Deputy Executive Director, discuss the steps their organization has taken to drill down into their data to identify where health care disparities are occurring. In addition, Covered California made a call to action for other employer-purchasers to align on the quality measures they’re using to track progress toward eliminating health disparities. If you have additional questions and/or would like to learn how to partner, let us know!

This event is part of CPR’s Fall 2020 Webinar Series: Timely Topics with Innovative Purchasers.

Originally recorded on October 29, 2020.

For more insights on this topic, check out CPR’s 2019 webinar on Covered California’s Value-Enhancing Strategies Evidence Review, or our 2018 webinar Rethinking Benefit Design for Employees with Lower Wages. You can also watch the webinar High-Value Maternity Care: Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis to learn how CMQCC’s Birth Equity Collaborative is working to address racial inequities in maternal outcomes.

Please note that these and other CPR resources are always free to those who purchase health care on behalf of a population. If this description matches your role, be sure to create or log into your account for free access.

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