Take the RI Health Equity Challenge: Opportunity to Address Systemic Inequities to Improve Health for People with Diabetes, and At-Risk for Adverse Outcomes from COVID-19

  • 27 Mar 2020

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), in partnership with CTC-RI, will be offering a five-month learning collaborative whose aim will be to build clinical-community linkages across primary care clinics and Health Equity Zones (CBOs) to improve population health for people with diabetes who have significant equity challenges, and who are at higher-risk for COVID-19. 

This work will be guided by Somava Sava, MD, MS, the founder and Executive Lead for Well-Being and Equity (WE) in the World and Well-Being in the Nation (WIN) Network and Seth Fritsch, MPH who will serve as Project Manager and Coach. Using the Pathways to Population Health tools developed through 100 Million Healthier Lives, the RI Health Equity challenge will bring together up to three geographically related teams consisting of:   

  1. Health Equity Zone
  2. Community Health team
  3. Practice site that serves vulnerable populations
  4. A resident with lived experience.  

A Health Equity Challenge Call for Applications will be released on April 1 with applications due on April 15.  An informational webinar was presented on March 25 (presentation slides available here and presentation recording available here).