An effective inequity reduction intervention: evaluating what made it work Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Recent healthcare literature points to the need to investigate how to achieve inequity reduction. We studied the implementation of an organizational-wide inequity reduction intervention in Israel's largest healthcare provider and insurer, Clalit Health Services during 2009-2012. The intervention focused on reducing health and healthcare gaps between 55 target clinics (major clinics serving predominantly minority and socioeconomically deprived populations) and all other 126 major primary care clinics. The intervention focused on inequity reduction in a composite weighted score of seven indicators: attainment of diabetes, blood pressure, and lipid control; lack of anemia in infants; and performance of mammography, occult blood tests, and influenza vaccinations. Materials and methods A mixed-methods qualitative-quantitative design assessed implementation …

publication date

  • January 1, 2014