Racial Equity in Healthcare Progress Report

The Racial Equity in Healthcare Progress Report (“Progress Report”) is a long-term accountability tool to document progress toward achieving racial health equity.  It is meant to promote collective improvement, not to drive competition.  It provides for a baseline self-assessment and then an opportunity to measure progress, assess implementation of key strategies, understand provider and community assets in racial equity work, and identify areas of improvement.

Working together, Illinois hospitals and health systems have the opportunity to dismantle systemic racism in a way that no individual organization can. The Progress Report aims to highlight the important progress that organizations have already made, as well as the work ahead. Therefore, urge every Illinois healthcare organization to complete the Progress Report this summer.

Below, you will find hyperlinks to a few helpful supplemental resources:

1.  Guidance Document: To support you while completing the survey, this document will provide background information on the Progress Report, resources to guide future work, and definitions to ground everyone in similar terminology. Please read through the guidance document before completing the survey.

2. Progress Report PDF: We recommend that you use this editable pdf document, which encompasses every question within the Progress Report, to draft and compile your answers with your team. This will make it easier to then input your final data into the online Progress Report survey monkey portal.

3. IHA’s Health Equity Resource Hub: The Resource Hub is inclusive of tools and resources organized by the pillars of the Progress Report -- Our People, Our Patients, Our Organization, and Our Community. The Resource Hub also includes stories and descriptions of hospitals’ existing programs and initiatives to advance health equity. Additionally, in the coming months, we look forward to launching an educational learning collaborative open to those organizations who have completed the Progress Report.
Please note that you may save your responses in this survey at any time and return later to add more detail or complete it. To enable the save feature, you must use the same device and web browser you used to start the survey.  

If you have questions or need support while completing the Progress Report, please contact healthequity@team-iha.org.

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association thank you for your dedication to moving health equity forward and for your engagement in this Progress Report.

Thank you!