About This Event
In 2021, Dayton Children's launched its new Center for Health Equity. Combined with a robust focus on health outcomes, the center aims to address health disparities through community partnerships and hospital investment.
The core of the center was designed around a well-established community engagement program, building infrastructure around data analytics, research, quality improvement and community co-design to promote long-term sustainability.
While the center is still new, outcomes to date include:
- A health equity dashboard which includes a continuum of metrics from health outcomes to rating of community engagement strategies by community members.
- A redesigned community advisory board with community residents.
- Equity action labs which incorporate lived experience into quality improvement initiatives.
The voices of those most impacted by health disparities need to be engaged in the co-design of solutions. For decades, health care has taken a top-down approach, Dayton Children's approach is challenging this traditional power dynamic.
- Explain why patient and community voice is an essential element to achieve health equity.
- Give examples of how to engage those with lived experiences in the co-design of solutions.