Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford explains about how equity is part of the improvement process
DR. BRANDI-HINNANT CRAWFORD: There’s a lot of conversation about how to improve with equity, thus far we’ve made progress in defining aims that have equitable outcomes. But we also have to think about equity within the process of improvement. One way to do that is to think about what I call the two who’s– who’s involved and who’s impacted. And you can take those questions and the model for improvement and come up with some follow up questions that will help you think about being equitable throughout the improvement process.
So let’s look at those three questions. What am I trying to accomplish? A logical follow up would be– who benefits from accomplishing this, and why is this something we need to accomplish. The second question in the model for improvement is how will I know a change is an improvement, who defines what it means to improve, and whose values are in what it is to be improved.
And then the final question is, what change might I introduce and why. Again, you have to ask whose values and whose ideas were incorporated in that change. And then who also bears the burden for the labor in implementing that change. That’s how we can think about equity throughout the improvement process as well.