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Chair file: Accelerating Health Equity: A Time for Action

May 2, 2022
One priority for hospitals and health systems is advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The AHA’s next gathering, the Accelerating Health Equity Conference, May 10–12 in Cleveland, will focus on that topic.

Perspective: Reconnected and Ready to Rebuild and Reimagine a Better Health Care System

Apr 29, 2022
Courage. Compassion. Workforce. Health equity. Heroes. Challenges. Innovation. Community partnerships. Leadership. Opportunities. These were some of the most common words we heard from attendees and speakers talking about our field at this week’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Four Reasons Medicare Is an Inadequate Benchmark for Commercial Health Plans

Apr 29, 2022
Researchers are off base when they claim the rate Medicare pays hospitals and health systems for services is an appropriate benchmark for commercial insurance rates.

Blog: Time to Act: National Minority Health Month Can be a Launchpad to Closing the ‘Knowing-Doing’ Gap

Apr 25, 2022
National Minority Health Month can be a launchpad to closing the ‘knowing-doing’ gap.

AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap Comes to Life: Join Us in Cleveland

Apr 21, 2022
Attendees of the upcoming Accelerating Health Equity Conference, May 10-12 in Cleveland, will have an excellent opportunity to see the Health Equity Roadmap come to life as they join counterparts in other health care and community organizations for hands-on learning that can bolster efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Blog: AHA Launches the Health Equity Roadmap – We Asked One of Its Architects Why It’s a Big Deal

Apr 19, 2022
We spoke with Leon D. Caldwell, AHA’s senior director for health equity strategies and innovation and one of the Health Equity Roadmap’s architects, about its importance to hospitals and health systems.

Perspective: Speaking with One Voice to Advocate for Strong Hospitals and Healthy Communities

Apr 15, 2022
Hospital and health system leaders from across the country next weekend will begin to arrive in Washington, D.C.

Lown Institute Report on Hospital Community Benefits Misses Mark

Apr 12, 2022
All hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and type of ownership, are dedicated to caring for their patients and communities in a wide variety of ways.

Perspective: Supporting Our Field on the Journey to Health Equity

Apr 1, 2022
When it comes to the state of American health care, we have much to be proud of. At the same time, we must also acknowledge that the benefits of our nation’s health care system have not always been equally accessible to all of our citizens.

Blog: Transgender Day of Visibility

Mar 31, 2022
Each year, health professionals and community organizers team up for National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week, held March 21-25).