Table 3

One Action You Can Take to Enhance Equity Through Primary Care in Your Own Setting

Proactively identify patients who may benefit from additional care (such as those who have recently missed appointments) and call them to offer an appointment
Identify patients who need more time and flag them in chart so front office staff knows to give them longer appointments
Take residents and medical students on a tour of social services that are relevant for a patient they have seen. Allow them to connect with social services and build partnerships between the medical team and the community
Start tracking methods and numbers of patients who receive care in non-clinic settings—go to where the people who need care and can’t access it are
Identify services that patients are using outside of the clinic and ensure that they are able to access these easily and that we have information about these services
Lead an education session for staff on promoting health equity in primary care