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Start here to create and execute a health equity strategy​ for specialty care

Further your strategy to influence change

Fully addressing health care inequity in your community requires a multi-pronged approach, and your organization may already have equity efforts in place. In striving to make a difference where Boston Scientific has experience, Close the Gap promotes equity in specialty care. We provide insights on healthcare disparities and create strategies so you can increase access to specialty care, as part of your overall equity efforts.

What you can do

See how you can work with us to promote health equity in your organization and in your community based on your role and responsibilities.

Interventional specialist

Close the Gap helps you take action – in your community and within your referral network. We give you local benchmarking data on treatment disparities and support from our team so you can deliver the equitable, life-saving care.

Healthcare administrators / hospital administrators

Close the Gap works alongside you to advance health equity initiatives that serve more women and people of color​. We offer specialty care disparity data and tools to turn insights into action, so your team can accelerate your health equity initiatives.

Population health / community outreach

Close the Gap brings forward the awareness that care needn’t be missed​. We help you connect with your organization’s change-makers on health equity in specialty care​, so you can broaden your organization’s outreach efforts and save more lives.​

What everyone can do

Putting together a strategy to eliminate disparities in specialty care is a considerable undertaking – but you don’t have to do it alone. We invite providers and healthcare administrators to learn more how we can partner with you, starting with a health equity data analysis.

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Even though innovative therapies and minimally invasive procedures are extending the lives of many people in need of specialty care, they’re not equally accessible to everyone who needs them. Let us help you change that.

Close the Gap in action

Some ways that our partners have used Close the Gap data and resources include:


Using our Disparity Index Report to connect with leadership and motivate peers to act


Handing out patient education materials at a local health fair


Putting our “Black Americans and Heart Disease” content on their hospital website


Connecting with community members through virtual health summit talks and sharing patient education materials in the exhibit booths


Adding our heart risk assessment on their patient-facing website


Rebranding our “Understanding your patients” and sharing them at a meeting with referring providers

Success criteria to consider when getting started

Are you ready to start? Over the years, we’ve learned that it requires a combination of interest, passion, and commitment on behalf of providers and administrators in order to successfully champion health equity programs with us.

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A strong value of health equity

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Ongoing or emerging health equity programs

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A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) culture

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A passionate interventionalist physician

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A caring team with administrative support

Provider resources

What do patients say is needed to break down barriers to care? Find fast facts about what underserved patients say prevent them from following the path to specialty care.

Patient resources

Help referring physicians and primary care providers engage underserved patients in their care and improve their access to specialty care.