The above infographic is a summary of HCIF’s Anti-Racism Council’s (ARC) first year in operation. During it’s first year, ARC undertook internal educational and development opportunities, conducted an organizational assessment among staff, contributed to sign-on letters that advance health and racial equity, and more.
We are now in the process of engaging a health equity consultant who will assist us in applying a health equity lens to programming, as well as offering anti-racism educational opportunities for staff.
In addition to engaging a consultant to support our continued work over the next year, we will launch workgroups to focus on specific priorities identified by our organizational assessment. These include cultural diversity and HR policy and practice.
Since 2016, CPR Ready has united public health organizations across Southeastern Pennsylvania to address low public awareness of how to respond during a sudden cardiac arrest. This has been a successful campaign, with significant achievements made towards the goals of improving survival rates and use of bystander CPR, increasing knowledge about hands-only CPR and AED use, and advancing CPR/AED education in middle and high schools. For a summary of more of the coalition’s achievements, please see the attached report.
As the CPR Ready campaign comes to a close this fall, we are thankful that our mission will be sustained through continued trainings by Mobile CPR, Youth Heart Watch, CPAT Network, American Heart Associations, and many more of our partners.
Thank you to all of our supporters for their commitment to improving cardiac arrest survival rates.
The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance, a former initiative of HCIF, annually released a report called the Pennsylvania State of the State. The report analyzes multi-year performance trends on hospital quality metrics, such as readmission, mortality, and HCAHPS patient experience measures. To view the two most recent reports from 2017 and 2018, click the links below.
We’re pleased to showcase HCIF over this past year and highlight some of our programs and accomplishments. HCIF expresses great appreciation to our funders, contributors, and collaborative participants for making 2017 a successful year for health improvement in Pennsylvania.