What is Equal Care?
Why isn’t equal care enough?
“Health equity is a really important derivative of our Blueprint for Quality and Safety and we developed a Blueprint for Equity as well as part of the process. Health equity to me is about ensuring all patients are treated in the way that they need to be treated without regard to their personal characteristics, where they’re from, the color of their skin, who they love, how they worship, or any differences that some might feel distinguish them from others in our society. Those should not be relevant to us as we treat our patients. We should be inclusive and welcoming and delivering the same high level of care. That’s really what Penn Medicine strives for, for all of our patients.”
-PJ Brennan, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
What you can do
Recognize and understand why different populations experience differences in health care quality and work to minimize their impact.
Recognize and understand why different populations experience differences in health outcomes and learn more about how to advance equity.