In each HTI@MA project, leaders from key healthcare sectors come together to illuminate the landscape, identify actionable priorities, and empower the transformation of healthcare.
Current project: Diversifying the mental health workforce
As part of Medical Alley’s commitment to health equity, our Health Equity Working Group is exploring barriers that inhibit the diversification of Minnesota’s mental and behavioral health workforce. We identified early on that the mental/behavioral health provider population does not demographically align with the patient population. We seek to empower the healthcare ecosystem to create opportunities for a representative mental and behavioral health provider workforce.
To understand this misalignment, the task force will:
After the report is complete, we will assess the feasibility of how Medical Alley and its partner organizations can contribute to further study and actions.
Our Health Equity Working Group
The Health Equity Working Group was assembled to identify actionable ways to prioritize health equity in health industry workplaces, patient care settings, and throughout the healthcare ecosystem.
Health Equity Working Group Co-Chairs
Health Equity Working Group Members
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Healthcare
VP, Worldwide Services Global Healthcare
Director, Health Care Compliance & Clinical Affairs Operations
Other health equity work
Equity in the Alley
Equity in the Alley is an event series to celebrate the women who are leading health and wellness transformation. Each year we have three events featuring women from a variety of backgrounds who are changing the healthcare landscape.
DE&I in our partner organizations
We recognize our partner organizations for their DE&I initiatives—celebrating their progress.
Mental health workforce diversity
Medical Alley's research found the demographics of the mental health provider population does align with the patient population in Minnesota, creating accessibility barriers for patients of color.
Healthcare Transformation Supply Chain Initiative
In 2019, HTI@MA launched a working group of supply chain leaders to focus on streamlining the supply chain in healthcare. A few months later, when the pandemic hit, the supply chain became a major area of interest due to the pandemic’s impact on the industry’s procurement processes. Insights from the working group can be found in IMPACT: Medical Alley and the COVID-19 Pandemic (a report from Medical Alley).