The Role of Health Care in Eliminating Health Inequities in Minnesota: A Report to United States of Care and its Partners

Health inequities, which are rooted in unjust social and economic inequities, are pervasive and persistent in the state. While the health care sector does not hold sole responsibility for eliminating health inequities, it can leverage its influence through action in collaboration with partners and a long-term commitment to change. 
 
This report offers a framework and recommends initial collective action priorities for health care to further leverage its influence to address the root causes of health inequities. It also identifies the next steps needed to move the recommendations from this report into a clear plan for action.
 
This study for the United States of Care Steering Committee included a synthesis of existing data and results from a series of key informant interviews. 

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Orionzi, Dimpho

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63 p.

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United States of Care

Health inequities, which are rooted in unjust social and economic inequities, are pervasive and persistent in the state. While the health care sector does not hold sole responsibility for eliminating health inequities, it can leverage its influence through action in collaboration with partners and a long-term commitment to change. 

United States of Care convened a group of health care system and payer CEOs interested in exploring a shared initiative to reduce health inequities in Minnesota.
 
The resulting report, summary and framework set a vision for the role health care can play in eliminating health inequities and describes next steps to move the framework into action.

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