To help public health care systems advance racial equity within their organizations, SNI launched a groundbreaking program – the Racial Equity Community of Practice (CoP) – in partnership with the National Equity Project (NEP) in 2022. The CoP is funded by the California Health Care Foundation.
In the first phase of the CoP, which ran from January 2022 – June 2023, 12 public health care systems built a foundation of knowledge and a shared language, strengthened organizational commitments to anti-racism, developed leadership capacity, and initiated tests of organizational change to embed equity in all aspects of care.
Based on the success of this first phase, SNI is launching phase two of the Racial Equity Community of Practice in November 2023. The second phase, which will run for two years, will dive more deeply into designing for action and organizational change, with a focus on integrating an equity lens into quality improvement and patient and community engagement.
Stories, successes, and learning from this first phase are available now. Click below to read and watch!
- Short brief summarizing the Community of Practice approach and high-level lessons learned from the first phase.
- Three early lessons learned briefs, which provide a more detailed look into the journeys of three of the 12 systems that participated in the CoP.
- External evaluation summary by the program evaluator (Engage R+D).
- Short videos providing a glimpse into the personal experiences and reflections of public health care system leaders who participated in the CoP.
Community of Practice Stories of Impact video, which includes testimony from Erik Fermin, a consultant with SNI’s partner NEP
Beckett Maravelias, UCLA Health
Minako Watabe, Ventura County Medical Center
Sabreen White, Riverside University Health System
Shivon Carreño, UC San Diego Health
Yousef Turshani, San Mateo Medical Center