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This toolkit provides checklists to assess the organization's diversity (inclusing leadership), workforce diversity, and patient care while providing action steps to move toward being a more diverse organization. The toolkit also provides case studies of various hospitals who took initatives toward becoming more diverse and their outcomes.
ACHI and the AHA Workforce Center hosted a webinar on how health systems can develop an inclusive, local hiring pipeline through creating more external community connections and internal career paths.
Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
The AHA Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities examined ways in which the access to and delivery of care could be improved. During that process, the Task Force grappled with the reality that, in vulnerable communities, even if quality care is available, social determinants often prevent individuals from being able to access health care or achieve health goals.
“Pathways to Population Health: An Invitation to Health Care Change Agents” is intended to support health care professionals in identifying opportunities for their organizations to make practical, meaningful, and sustainable advancements in improving the health and well-being of the patients and communities they serve.
Simply put, strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not. The focus of a strategic plan is usually on the entire organization.
This resource looks at the benefits of hiring locally by creating a system of entry points for applicants that normally face barriers to this work.
This toolkit focuses on ways to ensure employees are receiving access to career advancement opportunities. This ensures local hires grow in their work and there is a pathway to greater experience and support that will benefit the company and hospital as a whole through employee investment.
Capacity building with a focus on the local business community can help address supply chain gaps, meet product needs, and improve the efficiency and resiliency of the supply chain. Such initiatives can bring in additional funding and create job opportunities for local communities which experience barriers to employment.
This article outlines the four phases of developing a DEI initiative in the workplace which is further broken down into 9 steps. It emphasizes the need for the organization and its leaders to track their goals and progress made by the diverse groups. In addition, the recommendations the group makes to senior leadership must also be tracked to track progress.
This toolkit on local and diverse purchasing showcases examples of how hospitals and health systems are reevaluating their roles as their community’s largest purchasers, understanding that a thriving local economy is fundamental to a healthy community.
This toolkit outlines a range of strategies for how health systems are using their investment assets to help address the resource gaps that keep communities from achieving better health and well-being.
7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity.
Mobilizing toward health equity: Action steps for health care organizations, Perspectives of health care CEOs and leadership executives
Health care organizations are on the front lines of addressing health equity, playing key roles in not only access and care delivery, but also as employers and as community members. Discover strategies for organizations to address health equity within their organizations and the communities they serve.