Tools & Resources
Race, Ethnicity, and Language (REaL) Campaign
The REaL Committee’s purpose is to ensure that hospitals and ambulatory providers in southeast Michigan are collecting self-reported race, ethnicity, and primary language data consistently. Recently, the REaL committee developed a toolkit to raise awareness and provide direction on this important issue.
Click on the items below to view or download the toolkit:
Standardized REaL Data Collection Form
National Health Disparities Report
Using HIT for REaL Data Collection
HHS Disparity Plan
IOM Sub-Committee Report
Sample Business Case
REaL Educational Poster - English
REaL Educational Poster - Spanish
To view a list of the REaL Committee members, click here.
Emergency Department Utilization Resources
GDAHC’s multi-stakeholder EDU Team develops strategies to reduce emergency department use for primary care physician (PCP) treatable conditions.
The EDU Team developed a poster that guides patients on the appropriate use of the emergency department using the visual aid of a "stoplight." The Emergency Department Stoplight Poster is available in various sizes, free of charge, for your organizations' use. To reserve your posters, click the following link: Interest Form
The Emergency Department Stoplight Poster is also available for you to download and print on your own. Click on the following link: Emergency Department Stoplight Poster and Emergency Department Stoplight Brochure.
The EDU Team used strategies related to improving access to primary care physicians in a successful pilot program with Oakland Southfield Physicians and Blue Care Network. To access the Toolkit items used in the EDU Pilot, please click on the following links:
Access to Care Policy
After-Hours Telephone Script
Post-ED Visit Letter
For helpful tips on how to use the Toolkit, please click on the following Implementation Guide.
To view a list of the former Emergency Department Utilization Team members, click here.
Hypertension Intervention Project
The Hypertension Intervention Project worked to create a number of videos that directly address hypertension and how to treat it. There are a wealth of videos, and you may view them by disk here: