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Quality Improvement and Clinical Integration

Baltimore, MD, United States


Summary

1. Community intervention: increase awareness about the role of the Social Determinants of Health (SDH), which are the strongest predictors of health and utilize cross-sectoral approaches to address these challenges and to promote holistic health attainment by individuals and the population.

2. Health service delivery quality improvement: train healthcare workers on the 6 domains of quality care according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (safety, effectiveness, equity, efficiency, timeliness, and patient centeredness). This training should happen partly in the community (not just in medical schools and hospitals) while interacting with the population.

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