Supporting Cambridge Health Alliance’s Health Equity Strategy Development

Client: Cambridge Health Alliance
Topic Area: Healthcare delivery systems
Services: Assessment and Planning, Training and Technical Assistance

In 2022, ICH provided consultation to the Health Equity Task Force at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), to support the development of a strategy to advance health equity and prepare for the 2023-2027 MA Medicaid Waiver Program. ICH provided technical assistance to CHA in several areas, including a comprehensive landscape scan of health equity strategies at leading healthcare systems; review of evidence-based health equity interventions in the literature; interviews with providers and patients to integrate their perspectives into the development of chronic disease interventions; and demographic analysis of the CHA workforce across roles and levels. Through this work, CHA’s Health Equity Task Force was able to learn from best practices in the field and take a data-informed approach to developing patient care and workplace culture initiatives that can further health equity in the CHA community.