Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit

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Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit

Description

This toolkit details the experiences of a workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations that collaborated to develop new ways of identifying members of racial and ethnic subgroups, to measure gaps in care and to explore ways to improve health care quality. The workgroup members designed innovative strategies to uncover and address disparities in three targeted areas: birth outcomes and immunizations, asthma care, and diabetes care.

The toolkit includes the following sections:
  • Introduction: Closing the gap and improving health quality for all
  • Key lessons in addressing disparities
    • Collecting and analyzing data
    • Designing patient-centered and culturally sensitive care
    • Encouraging collaboration to reduce disparities
  • Future directions
  • Case studies in identifying and reducing disparities
    • Improving birth outcomes and immunizations
    • Improving asthma care
    • Improving diabetes care
  • Resources

Developer:

Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Commonwealth Fund

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: January 2007
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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