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.
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.
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.
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:
Connecting with community members through virtual health summit talks and sharing patient education materials in the exhibit booths
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.
A strong value of health equity
Ongoing or emerging health equity programs
A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) culture
A passionate interventionalist physician
A caring team with administrative support
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.
Help referring physicians and primary care providers engage underserved patients in their care and improve their access to specialty care.