Supporting UMass Memorial’s Efforts to Reduce Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Child Well-Visits
MHQP was contracted by UMass Memorial Healthcare to conduct interviews with patients and their families in both English and Spanish to better understand barriers and race/ethnicity disparities associated with child well-visits in its network. The findings from these interviews, summarized in MHQP’s report, will be used to inform performance improvement initiatives as part of a network-wide quality improvement project.
Racial and ethnic disparities are pervasive throughout our healthcare system. We must develop a deep understanding of the barriers certain populations face when attempting to access routine care such as well child-visits in order to remove these barriers and ensure equitable access and outcomes for all patients.