Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals


Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals


Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals helps hospitals prepare equity reports, which identify ethnic and racial disparities in organizations and suggest ways to reduce them.

This tool includes detailed information on the following topics:

  • Why create an equity report
  • Leading the effort
  • Collecting the data: Race, ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status
  • Measure
  • Presenting the data
  • Using the report
  • Appendixes
    • The Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Dashboard
    • Measures used in hospital-based research studies of inequalities

This guide also includes case studies of hospitals that have already implemented equity reports.


The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: June 2008
Last Updated: 11/28/12

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