Health Equity and Inclusion

EBSCO Information Services is committed to providing comprehensive resources that support and reflect social acceptance, health knowledge and multicultural competence, including how we address disparities in health outcomes and build equity across our health care products.  

EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite offers a set of evidence-based support tools to improve patient outcomes, increase patient engagement and satisfaction, and support value-based care. These tools include DynaMed, DynaMed Decisions, Dynamic Health and DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson. EBSCO works to ensure that our health care products are accessible and meet the needs of all populations. 

The Clinical Decisions team established a Health Disparities Task Force to better address issues of health equity across the product suite. The task force developed an Inclusive Style Guide to support the intentional use of language to promote the acceptance and value of all patients.  

The Health Disparities Task Force is also engaged in the strategic expansion of DynaMed’s content to include health equity research relevant at the point of care. For example, DynaMed’s Systematic Literature Surveillance (SLS) group trained specialty editors to identify and prioritize research studies and reviews about health inequities to ensure the most recent evidence-based information is included within the product and available to clinicians. 

In addition, there has been a large-scale content expansion effort with specific attention to health equity, such as the recent updating of content dedicated to transgender health and the addition of topics on issues such as medical care for people with unstable housing and racial and ethnic disparities in obstetric and gynecological care. 

EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions team has broadened its editorial team to include specialty topic editors with a breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of health equity and social determinants of health.  

As a provider of online medical research content and clinical decision support tools, we want to make sure that our users and customers see themselves reflected in the content provided. Whether addressing indexing standards, auditing database content, or bringing teams together to address health equity, EBSCO and its employees are dedicated to providing diverse content, inclusive terminology, and equitable approaches to the development of our collections.