Community Health Disparities Reduction Partnership
Launched in May of this year, the Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health) Community Health Disparities Reduction Partnership (CHDRP) Initiative invests in projects focused on reducing disparities in health care outcomes in three communities: Wayne County (Michigan), Ramsey County (Minnesota) and Milwaukee County (Wisconsin). Superior Health has selected three projects to award grant funds, one in each of the above communities, that promote health equity in alignment with our long-term goals.
Superior Health and the CHDRP Initiative partners will work together to understand community needs; reduce disparities by engaging community partners and residents with lived experience in co-designing solutions and interventions; partner with health care personnel, patients, residents, family advocates and community allies on strategies that promote person-centered care; address health disparities in the Medicare population in each county; and encourage meaningful implementation of the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards to improve the quality of services provided to all individuals.
The 2023 CHDRP Initiative grantees are:
Wayne County, Michigan
Project: Senior Community Health Worker (CHW) Pipeline Project
Population: Older adults in Wayne County, Michigan
Goal of the project: Provide more support and resources for seniors to age in place by training senior AmeriCorps members as CHWs.
Ramsey County, Minnesota
Project: American Indian Family Education Diabetes Series (FEDS)
Population: American Indian community in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Goal of the project: Provide chronic disease management support and advance health equity in the target population.
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Project: Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Milwaukee’s Baptist Faith Communities
Population: Older adults ages 55+, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC) Community
Goal of the project: Increased participation in the evidence-based Living Well with Chronic Conditions (LWCC) program in the target population.