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Equity Rx: Boston Medical Center’s Work to Accelerate Racial Health Justice (2022)

In November 2021, after more than a year of investigating the racial health disparities across its organization, Boston Medical Center, an H2HC Advisory Council member, launched the Health Equity Accelerator, a system-wide approach to holistically address the root causes of health inequities among people of different races and ethnicities and speed improvements in health outcomes. This article by CEO Kate Walsh discusses lessons learned during the institution’s process of discovery, shares examples of the work to dismantle a structural narrative that impedes health justice, and outlines interventions that can be applied to other healthcare systems across the United States.