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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Resource Portal

The resource portal is intended to provide resources in support of the educational program development and implementation towards social determinants of health (SDOH).



Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2017). What is health equity? Retrieved from

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Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Smedley B.D., Stith A.Y., & Nelson AR (2003). Unequal treatment: Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Washington (DC): National Academies Press. Retrieved from

Aysola J. & Myers, J.S. (2017). Integrating training in quality improvement and health equity in graduate medical education: Two curricula for the price of one. Academy of Medicine. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002021.  PMID: 29023244.

Marshall, J.K., Cooper, L.A., Green, A.R., Bertram, A., Wright, L., Matusko, N., & McCullough, W. (2017). Residents' attitude, knowledge, and perceived preparedness toward caring for patients from diverse sociocultural backgrounds. Health Equity, 1(1),43-49. doi: 10.1089/heq.2016.0010. PMID: 28905046

Farrer, L., Marinetti , C., Cavaco, Y.K., Costongs, C. (2015). Advocacy for health equity: A synthesis review. The Milbank Quarterly, 93(2),392-437. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12112. PMID: 26044634

Kickett, M., Hoffman, J., & Flavell, H. (2014). A model for large-scale, interprofessional, compulsory cross-cultural education with an indigenous focus. Journal of Allied Health, 43(1),38-44. PMID: 24598898.

Alexander, K.A., Dovydaitis, T., Beacham, B., Bohinski, J.M., Brawner, B.M., Clements, C.P., ...  Sommers, M.S. (2011). Learning health equity frameworks within a community of scholars. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(10), 569-74. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110630-05. PMID: 21710960 


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States, Weinstein, J.N., Geller, A., Negussie, Y., & Baciu, A. (2017). Communities in action: Pathways to health equity. Retrived from


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