Health Equity

Celebrating a year of community engagement

February 24, 2024  |  Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon

At Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon, we surround our patients with cutting-edge treatments and compassionate support, and we work closely with community partners to improve access to health care across the communities we serve. This is especially important for underserved and vulnerable communities who have difficulty accessing health care services due to financial challenges, language […]

Digital Innovation

Digital perspective: It’s time for an upgrade toward equity

June 14, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Key takeaways: The Digital Innovation Group at Providence provides Digital Perspectives on how healthcare can be improved using technology to improve access and equity. Our series reviews each report and provides an overview of the thought-provoking insights shared by the author. This report examines how addressing the needs of vulnerable populations is not just the […]

Digital Innovation

A Community-Inspired Conversation about Wellness & Prevention

June 3, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Wellness and preventative care is a difficult component of patient health to build consistent habits around  – particularly for underserved communities. Per the Urban Institute, low income adults are almost 5x as likely to report being in fair or poor health as adults with household incomes at or above 400% of the federal poverty level. […]

Digital Innovation

A Community-Inspired Conversation About Behavioral Health

May 18, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Behavioral health is a difficult component of a patient’s condition to convey, and get suitable care for  – particularly for underserved communities. Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 1 in 5 people will have a behavioral health need in a given year, and those numbers are exacerbated in black and brown […]

Digital Innovation

A Community-Inspired Conversation About Health Access

April 29, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

[2 MIN READ | 16 MIN WATCH] Despite the myriad apps and new care options, access to quality health care remains a huge barrier for patients – particularly in underserved communities.  Per the CDC, access to quality healthcare can be limited for low-income populations by many factors, including: lack of transportation, child care, or even […]

Digital Innovation

It’s Time for an Upgrade Toward Equity

April 21, 2021  |  Aaron Martin

The events of the past year (a global pandemic, a contentious election, and protests against systemic racism, for starters) have highlighted the systemic mistakes we have made in health care. Longstanding disparities in access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes have been magnified, resulting in many health organizations across the country launching new […]