Health equity has taken center stage as our society reckons with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vitally important to health equity is authentic partnership with people with lived experience, but that can remain an elusive goal in the context of healthcare transformation. Launched in 2017, the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on Children with...

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Like many indigenous populations in the US, Native Hawaiians suffer from poor health outcomes as a result of displacement and colonization, which often show up as a high rate of homelessness and fewer opportunities to access education and build wealth. Native Hawaiians are overrepresented as the largest ethnic group experiencing homelessness in Hawaii. As the...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized and exacerbated the wide inequities in health outcomes and access to quality care that exist for people of color, older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other individuals with complex care needs. Social care — activities to prevent and address health-related social risk factors and social needs —...

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In June 2018, Mount Sinai Morningside launched the Mobile Outreach Team (MOT), an innovative program designed to address a substantial gap in acute psychiatric care: warm handoffs with concrete support to assist patients transitioning from an acute hospital-based setting, to ambulatory treatment. Through the use of a person-centered, pragmatic, pro-active engagement approach, future crises are...

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