We are excited to announce that BHT’s Equity Assessment is now open! In this assessment, respondents will be asked to share their observations on various equity-related activities their organization is undertaking. For the most comprehensive results, organizations should have as many staff complete this as possible. Respondents should answer based on their own personal understanding, at the time of reading the question.
If you are a January or August Cohort partner, the assessment is a requirement of your contract. Please refer Addendum 4.01 for the related payment amount and timing of that payment.
For all our other Spokane and rural Collaborative members with a signed MOU for 2019, the BHT Board has approved a payment of $15,000 to your organization for completing the assessment and establishing an internal improvement goal based on your results.
This assessment must be completed by October 18, 2019.
More information and a walkthrough of survey expectations are available on this recorded webinar and PowerPoint presentation.
BHT will analyze assessment responses and return a scorecard to each organization with answers aggregated and a comprehensive set of equity-related resources and opportunities. To preserve confidentiality, all answers will be summarized, and no identifiable or demographic data will be shared.
BHT will also use all the results to inform the types of technical assistance we will provide to support equity goals across the region!
BHT is thrilled to be offering this assessment to all of our partners. This is an incredible chance for our region to champion health equity - a vision of a region where every person can achieve their maximum health potential regardless of their identity, environment, or experiences.
Too many of the poor health outcomes in our region are linked to unfair or unjust conditions - inequities like poverty and trauma, stigma and bias, lack of access to services like health care, housing, and transportation, to name a few. These inequities are often deeply rooted in the policies and procedures that govern our systems. It is vital that each of us, as part of the regional health system, look internally for opportunities to disrupt these barriers for improved health.
If you have questions about this assessment, please contact Hadley Morrow, BHT's Director of Equity and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.