Final Demographic Data Pilot meeting and new Quality Improvement Kickoff

  • 10 May 2024

CTC-RI is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the Demographic Data Collection Pilot Baseline Needs Assessment and train-the-trainer webinar series, with our final planning meeting concluding in May. The meeting drew substantial attendance and featured RI Commissioner Cory King's informative presentation on OHIC’s Health Equity Affordability Standards, followed by BCBSRI's Tarah Provencal and Brendan Generelli, who spoke on their plans and progress with complying with the Health Equity Affordability Standard and the new CMS health equity index expectations. As this chapter draws to a close, it opens the door to our exciting new initiative for 2024 generously funded by UnitedHealthcare and Rhode Island Foundation: “Improving Demographic Data Collection in Primary Care to Address Health Disparities Quality Improvement Initiative”. At the initial learning collaborative meeting in April, 45 primary care practice team members across 15 practices, came together to review their baseline demographic data collection data looking at their race, ethnicity, and language completeness rates. We were honored to host PCHC's Jennifer Etue and Natasha Viveiros, who shared their valuable insights on collecting SOGI and REL data. Over the next eight months, participating practices will be working with practice facilitators to identify and implement best practices for improving collection of patient demographic information. We look forward to the ongoing impact our 15 practices will have in advancing toward equitable healthcare for all. Please see links for Demographic Data Collection Pilot May Planning Meeting Materials and Demographic Data Collection Quality Improvement Kickoff Learning Collaborative Materials.