Health Equity Accelerator
We welcome you to the Health Equity Accelerator
The Health Equity Accelerator is an ambitious and aggressive approach to eliminating the race-based health equity gap that exists throughout the healthcare industry in the U.S. Our health equity report will provide you with an in-depth look at our approach, introduce you to the people who are propelling The Accelerator forward, and provide insight into the work ahead of us.
We are coupling Boston Medical Center's deep experience in health equity with data-driven clinical insights and community-based research efforts to make healthcare equitable for people of color everywhere.
We are in the early stages of deploying the Health Equity Accelerator today, but we are moving quickly because this issue demands urgent attention and action. If you are interested in partnering with the Health Equity Accelerator as a researcher or as a community leader, please email us at BMCHS.Equity@bmc.org.
Elena Mendez-Escobar, PhD, MBA
Executive Director of Strategy and the Health Equity Accelerator
Thea James, MD
Executive Director of the Health Equity Accelerator and Vice President of Mission & Associate Chief Medical Officer
Boston Medical Center’s Health Equity Accelerator was made possible through seed funding from two of our longstanding and dedicated corporate supporters: John Hancock and the MassMutual Foundation.
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One year since its launch, BMC's Health Equity Accelerator is fueling the change needed to achieve racial health justice.
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"Together, we can eliminate the barriers that keep us from health justice and ensure that everyone can live a long and healthy life."
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Broaching the topic with unvaccinated patients can be stressful. One BMC specialist says clinicians owe it to patients to overcome their own unease.
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