The disparities in healthcare and the challenges of healthcare leaders in achieving positive health outcomes are a priority in America. Much discourse and policy is currently evolving in the legislative and executive branches of government. The United States has the highest health expenditures in the world and is classified as one of the unhealthiest countries. Many factors contribute to the disparities. These factors include socioeconomic, cultural competency, social determinants, policy, and health leadership. The challenge for health leaders is to identify strategies to improve the trends and e the status of health quality and well-being for all Americans. This study employed qualitative research using a phenomenological approach; surveying healthcare leaders in the United States. Data collection employed in-depth interviews of healthcare leaders with at least two years of experience in their current role. This qualitative study identified challenges of leaders in health care, best practices of successful healthcare leaders to improve patient access, narrow the gap of health-related disparities, and evaluated techniques and methods to improve health outcomes across racial and ethnic groups.
|Commitee:||Fraizer, Lani, Miramontes, Gabriella|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Public health, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Disparities, Healthcare, Healthcare leadership, Healthcare strategies, Social determinants, Social equity|
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