The Care Equity Project is a collaborative effort to assist community and school health care providers and Kaiser Permanente staff and physicians in improving health equity for patients living with limited financial resources. Programs are free to schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups along Colorado’s Front Range. Incorporated into this project are a variety of experiential activities and educational sessions that raise awareness, disseminate knowledge, and develop skills to deepen an understanding of people who experience financial challenges:
1. Loose Change: A theatrical presentation sharing real-life stories of people living with limited financial resources and the challenges they face in health care settings. The play raises awareness and sets the stage for discussion and educational workshops.
2. Care Equity Workshops: A series of educational workshops that provide experiential activities to increase knowledge, address bias, develop skills and promote equitable and empathetic health care.