Culturally Appropriate Patient Care

Practicing cultural humility and activities that improve culturally appropriate care such as language access and health literacy.

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Crosswalk of AHA Health Equity Roadmap with Selected National Health Equity Quality Measures and Standards for Hospitals and Health Systems

05/24/2023

AHA members have expressed interest in understanding the degree of alignment between the AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap and CMS's three new quality measures, as well as the alignment among regulatory policies. The crosswalk identifies how each framework aligns with eight overarching key practices that are linked to advancing health equity in hospitals.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Societal Factors That Influence Health

01/11/2023

AHA presents a framework to support hospitals and health systems and actions they can take at each level (structural, community, personal) to improve health equity. Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between the social determinants of health and key health outcomes. AHA has worked to promote widespread use of ICD-10-CM codes that enable provider to collect data on the social determinants of health.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Equity Through Precision Heart Care with Cleerly, Inc. and Lee Health System

06/17/2022

Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation, in the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity at the AHA, sits down with Dr. James Min, CEO and Co-founder of AHA Associate, Cleerly, as well as Dr. Richard Chazal, Senior Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Institute at Lee Health System.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Digital Health Equity

05/11/2022

As digital health continues to expand, hospitals and health care systems will need a digital health equity strategy to ensure that all their patients can access needed medical and social services.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

The Road to Health Equity Must Encompass a Strategy for Equitable Digital Health

05/11/2022

Edmondo Robinson, M.D., MBA, MS, FACP, senior vice president and chief digital officer at Moffitt Cancer Center spoke with Julia Resnick, director of strategic initiatives at the American Hospital Association about how Moffitt’s approach to digital health improves equity for the patients they serve.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Applying an Equity Lens to Digital Health

05/11/2022

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital solutions, including mobile health apps, patient portals and telehealth serve as a critical access point for health care providers to reach patients.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

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

04/25/2022

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

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

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

04/21/2022

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.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

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

04/19/2022

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.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Systems Leader Health Equity Transformation Assessment Guidance

04/05/2022

Across health systems, equity, diversity and inclusion may require varying degrees of resources based on a hospital’s leadership, staff resources, geography and demographics. Here are recommendations to engage the hospitals in your system.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Health Equity Transformation Model: Literature Overview

04/04/2022

Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services is key to advancing health equity, improving patient safety and quality of care and eliminating health disparities. This literature overview provides a series of resources intended to guide and empower efforts to reach this critical milepost.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Accelerating Health Equity: Moving from Conversation to Action

03/31/2022

Now is the time to evaluate how far we have come in closing gaps in health disparities, assess where health care is on the equity journey and take what we’ve learned to strengthen our organizations and communities through collaborative and innovative work — by investing in our neighborhoods and one another.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Special Message: AHA Launches Health Equity Roadmap

03/29/2022

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Health Equity Roadmap — an innovative framework to support hospitals and health systems in their efforts to become more equitable organizations and dismantle structural barriers to health and overall well-being.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care

02/06/2022

Practicing cultural humility and activities that improve culturally appropriate care such as language access and health literacy.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, DEI Support for Staff, Patient Support, Training

Glossary of Health Equity Transformation Terms

02/06/2022

This glossary refers to the Associated Press (AP) style for a majority of the terms listed below. For terms not specifically included in the AP Style guide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Boston Public Health Commission, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Washington School of Public Health informed those definitions.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

About The Health Equity Roadmap Work

02/06/2022

AHA’s Institute for Diversity & Health Equity designed the Health Equity Roadmap as a framework to guide hospitals and health care systems to advance equity.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

The Six Levers of Transformation

02/06/2022

Research and experience show that leading health equity strategies cut across these six major areas within health care organizational structures: Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies; Community Collaboration for Solutions; Diverse Representation in Leadership and Governance; Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action; Culturally Appropriate Patient Care; and Systemic and Shared Accountability.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability

Disability Equality Index: The most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion in business.

01/24/2022

In the 2021 Annual Disability Equality Index (DEI) findings, we share the tangible ways participating companies are bringing people with disabilities into this new economy to drive inclusion and equality. The results from this report index indicate more business across industries each year view the DEI as a valuable tool.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

The role of the physical environment in conversations between people who are communication vulnerable and health-care professionals: a scoping review

01/24/2022

The role of the physical environment in communication between health-care professionals and persons with communication problems is a neglected area. This study provides an overview of factors in the physical environment that play a role in communication during conversations between people who are communication vulnerable and health-care professionals.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

The Future of Disability in America

01/24/2022

This article looks at how places like hospitals and health care centers, where mobility and accessibility should be a primary goal, are lacking. It provides some background on disability environments and the adjustments made by the time of publication. It also looks at physical access to health care facilities and access to information for people with multiple cognitive disabilities.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

An Equity Agenda for the Field of Health Care Quality Improvement

01/24/2022

This article offers a much needed path to equity in healthcare. It amplifies the fact that measured data allows for dedicated improvements and changes to occur and engaging communities and obtaining their feedback and needs is integral to implementing effective, lasting change.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

01/24/2022

Unequal Treatment offers recommendations for improvements in medical care financing, allocation of care, availability of language translation, community-based care, and other arenas. The committee highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. The book concludes with recommendations for data collection and research initiatives.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations

01/24/2022

This white paper provides guidance on how health care organizations can reduce health disparities related to racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Training

The Principles of Trustworthiness

01/24/2022

This toolkit offers various forms of media and tools that highlight community perspectives on issues and where the AAMC Center for Health Justice's members can improve based on these community insights.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Training

Defining Cultural Competence: A Practical Framework for Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care

01/24/2022

The authors conducted a literature review of academic, foundation, and government publications focusing on sociocultural barriers to care, the level of the health care system at which a given barrier occurs, and cultural competence efforts that address these barriers. A framework of organizational, structural, and clinical cultural competence interventions can facilitate the elimination of these disparities and improve care for all Americans.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support