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Perspective: Keeping Healthy by Getting Necessary Care

Oct 16, 2020
Hospitals and health systems have reinvented themselves in many ways to respond to COVID-19. Since March, decades of standard operating procedures have been reexamined, redesigned and refined — all with the goal of saving lives while protecting caregivers and patients’ families during the pandemic.
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Chair File: Saluting Health Equity Champions

Sep 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to the issue of health care disparities. And it’s clear we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to close the gaps.
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Blog: Wall Street Journal Article Doesn’t Give Full Picture on Safety in Hospitals

Sep 21, 2020
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pa
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Chair File: Learning from Our Leaders

Sep 21, 2020
Today, we continue to grapple not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a dangerously polarized election, ongoing civil unrest in the face of untenable systemic racism … and now, 94 major wildfires that are devastating our West Coast neighbors, families and friends, as well as recent hurricanes that have brought new challenges to our colleagues in the South.
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Blog: Front-line Workers Step Up During Record Wildfires

Sep 14, 2020
Americans everywhere have watched with increasing dismay and alarm as 94 major wildfires continue to incinerate wide swaths of our beautiful Western states. As of this writing, the infernos — which are most heavily concentrated in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho — have scorched nearly 5 million acres, an area approximately the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
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Chair File: Uniting Against the Flu

Sep 14, 2020
Flu season soon will be upon us. And this year, it will take place in the middle of our ongoing battle against COVID-19.
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Honoring Dedication and Innovation: The 2020 Equity of Care Award Winners

Aug 26, 2020
Three hospitals and health systems are recognized for earning 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Awards.
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Building Mental and Behavioral Health Resources supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

Aug 14, 2020
During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) developed several new resources to aid hospitals and health systems in reaching out to communities that lack adequate access to mental and behavioral health care.
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A Path to Equity for Rural Health

Aug 10, 2020
Right before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) convened more than 65 leaders, trustees and clinicians from rural hospitals across the country at AHA’s annual Rural Conference. We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities, as well as these communities’ most common areas of disparity or need.
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Taking Big Steps for Improving Maternal and Child Health

Jul 29, 2020
In this Spotlight Feature interview, Jean Ricci Goodman, M.D., and Aparna Sharma, M.D., discuss the program’s development and how it’s designed to improve maternal and child health in Loyola’s surrounding communities.