Are you looking for a way to promote health equity but aren’t sure where to start? CMS OMH offers health equity technical assistance resources aimed to help health care organizations take action against health disparities.
About the Health Equity Technical Assistance Program
The CMS OMH Health Equity Technical Assistance Program offers:
Personalized coaching and resources to help you embed health equity into your strategic plan
Resources on improving care for minority populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, individuals with limited English proficiency, and rural populations
Data collection and analysis
Help developing a language access plan and ensuring effective communication with those you serve
Presents an interactive map of health-related measures from Medicare claims by sex, age, dual eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid, race and ethnicity, and location to help identify gaps in care and health disparities across various populations.
Provides personalized technical assistance focused on strengthening your quality improvement program to achieve health equity through a series of consultations from subject matter experts.
Data Sources Handout (PDF) – Contains data sources, including health, health care, and demographic information, that can be used to identify disparities, and to help with your CMS Disparities Impact Statement and quality improvement.
Provides a framework for organizations to implement the National CLAS Standards, a guide created to help health care professionals improve health equity by delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate care to patients.
Includes guidance on how to increase physical accessibility of medical services, tools to assess your practice or facility’s accessibility, and tips and training materials to support efforts to reduce barriers and improve quality of care for individuals with disabilities.
Complete the Caring for LGBTQI+ Patients training to learn to identify sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) terminology to build trust with LGBTQI+ patients and recognize health disparities that impact many older LGBTQI+ adults.