Allina Health works to fix implicit biases

[WCCO-TV & KSTP-TV, July 26, 2020] Allina Health has been working toward health care equality after finding a disparity with its Black patients.

In 2018, Allina Health’s Health Equity Program received a disparity review that revealed the number of Black patients enrolling for hospice care was lower than other populations. Allina then looked further at the issue and considered what was happening implicit bias — its staff were simply not referring their Black patients to hospice care at the same rate as others.

Vivian Anugwom, manager of Allina Health’s Health Equity Program, is working to improve this.

WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV both reported on this story.

Posted on July 27, 2020 in Allina Health SystemHospicetransparencyHealth Reform

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