Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at BMC (CHEDI)

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The BMC Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion works to engage staff, students, professionals and community members from all disciplines around issues of health equity, consolidate and promote BMC’s existing health equity work, generate hospital and community data to better inform interventions, train a diverse group of future leaders in healthcare, and nurture an inclusive environment for BMC patients and staff.

CHEDI Program Scope:

·       Patient care

·       Education and training

·       Research and innovation

·       Community outreach and advocacy

·       Diversity and inclusion 


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Social determinants of health curriculum

The Center for Health Equity and Boston Medical Center collaborated on the development and implementation of robust, hospital-wide curriculum on Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequity.


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Hospital-Wide SDH Orientation 

As a result of the ongoing collaboration between CIR and BMC, this year’s interns participated in a Social Determinants of Health simulation/workshop in an effort to improve both the training and care received at the hospital.

This annual orientation includes a workshop on what's known as social determinants of health. It’s a recognition that where and how people live, their cultural or religious beliefs, their education and income — all these things affect health.

 

A Cultural Shift For Doctors: Asking Patients 'Why?'
http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2016/07/07/bmc-doctors-social-health-training


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Advocacy

The Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion supports the hospital’s mission, vision and values, publically exhibits BMC’s commitment to equitable care of our patients and staff, and provides national leadership as the country’s model safety net hospital.