Health Equity Program
As part of our commitment to health equity at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, our Health Equity Program is working to address institutional and systemic racism in health and cancer care.
Eliminating health care disparities at Fred Hutch
Health Equity Advisory Group
This multidisciplinary group advises, consults and supports health equity projects and initiatives throughout Fred Hutch. Based on their professional expertise and lived experiences, these members work collaboratively to create real and meaningful change at Fred Hutch. Group members represent various disciplines, including clinical and administrative staff across the organization.
Health Equity Advisory Group members are represented by the following departments or groups:
- Community Benefit
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Enterprise Analytics
- Fred Hutch Government & Community Relations
- Patient Access
- Patient Advisor
- Patient Experience
- Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers
- Revenue Cycle
- Supportive Care Services
WSHA Health Equity Collaborative
Fred Hutch is proud to be part of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Health Equity Collaborative, a network of hospitals working to identify and address health inequities.
In fall 2021, we began an initiative to improve the collection of race and ethnicity data for new patients. Why is data collection so important? To better understand the equity challenges we’re trying to solve, we need to fully understand who our patients are, so we can ensure everyone is served equitably.
The phases of the project include doing an in-depth assessment and data review, crafting an action plan and sharing lessons learned with other members of the collective.