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Data Democratization: The Unsung Hero of Health Equity

06.25.2020 | Sheena Nahm McKinlay

Data democratization has a profound intersection with racial equity, histories of trauma and data extraction. It is a crucial step in dismantling existing structures of power and returning control of data to the people that allow it to exist - and it's happening across the U.S. Here's how it works. 

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Healthcare’s Mainstages Need More Experts in Lived Experience  

07.18.2019 | Meagan Puzacke, MSc

At a time when an increasing number of healthcare organizations are driving toward more equitable outcomes through community-led health improvement initiatives, it’s those with Expert Lived Experience whose voices are more important than ever. It’s time to see that value reflected on healthcare’s mainstages — and here’s how we get there.

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Rainbow Connects extends University Hospitals’ commitment to meeting patient needs outside doctor’s office

04.10.2019 | Health Leads

Rainbow Connects is a reboot of the hospital system’s collaboration with Health Leads, a two-year pilot initiative launched at UH in 2016, which served two small patient groups to see if helping with basic necessities would impact their health and wellbeing. Rainbow Connects is now primarily serving families at well-child pediatric visits and participants in the hospital system’s CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care visits.

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