Engaging Patients of Color to Advance Health Equity is a 12-month learning collaborative that will bring together New York-based health care organizations and their patient representative/community partners to work on a project that seeks to meaningfully engage patients of color to address health disparities and advance health equity. Through the learning collaborative, teams will: (1) learn from peers and national experts about effective strategies for engaging with patients, especially those of color; (2) develop a plan to more intentionally partner with patients through existing or new mechanisms (i.e. patient and family advisory councils patient advisory and ambassador programs); and (3) strategize on ways to sustain and expand patient engagement strategies into existing organizational structures and mechanisms.
CHCS recently released a Request for Applications (RFA) and would welcome your support in sharing this opportunity with organizations that may be interested in applying, either by forwarding this email, through an e-newsletter mention, and/or via social media (see language below).
New York-based health care organizations, including hospital systems, integrated health systems, primary care practices, federally qualified health centers or other clinics, community mental health centers, are eligible to participate, and are required to include a patient representative and/or community partner in their application. The due date for applications is June 11, 2021. To learn more and access the RFA, please visit the project page.