Belonging in Health and Healthcare
People have an 'inherent' desire and need to belong. This human experience is true for healthcare consumers and those who treat them. Both are important stakeholders in advancing health equity and belonging (the intersection of equity + diversity + inclusion).
Healthcare organizations must chart a new course and collaborate with multi-sector partners to create a society and healthcare system that gives employees a sense of inclusiveness, consumers a sense of trust, and everyone a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health.
The Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging is here to help build a just healthcare system that is fair, impartial, and representative of its community—creating a healthier world for all.
Health Equity Impact Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities
Chartis is an American Health Association Equity Transformation Partner
The new Equity Transformation Partner program’s goal is to identify a group of trusted and vetted services to help AHA member hospitals and health systems accelerate their equity journey and the completion of the Institute for Health Equity & Diversity’s Health Equity Roadmap. Selected organizations like Chartis have an established hospital-health system client base and understand the complexities and opportunities of working in these environments.
Duane Reynolds, MHA, is the Chief Health Equity Officer at Chartis and President of the Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging. Recognized by countless organizations as a change maker within healthcare, Duane has helped to lead the national conversation around health equity and belonging. His work is illuminating new perspectives and helping others connect the dots between the future of healthcare delivery and value transformation.
Kathy Poston is a Principal and Vice President of Engagement at Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging. With a career spanning more than 25 years in healthcare, Kathy has extensive experience partnering with executive and senior leaders to advance their health equity and belonging initiatives for transformational change.
Krista D. Stepney
Krista D. Stepney, MHA, is a Principal and Vice President of Operations at Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging. She brings over 15 years of healthcare and professional experience and is a sought-after leader for organizational change management using an equity-based framework.
Shaifali Ray, MHA, is a Principal and Vice President at the Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging. In this role, she collaborates with and serves as a trusted advisor to healthcare organizations on their transformational journey to advance health equity and belonging.
Atul Pathiyal is a Director and President of the Payer Advisory Services practice at Chartis. He has more than 25 years of advisory experience spanning the payer-provider continuum with a particular focus on designing new business models that harness the massive shifts shaping the healthcare industry.
LaTonya O’Neal is a Principal in the Chartis Revenue Cycle Transformation practice. LaTonya is an accomplished revenue cycle leader with more than 30 years of healthcare experience in the areas of Patient Access, Health Information Management, Coding, Clinical Documentation Integrity, and Patient Financial Services.