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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Does Your Hospital Reflect the Community It Serves?

02/08/2018

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.

Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Understanding Your Community, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Executive Leaders, Governing Bodies, Workforce Diversity, Employee-Led Groups, Health Equity Champions

Social Determinants of Health Curriculum for Clinicians

04/17/2019

The AHA's Physician Alliance has developed resources to help clinicians address social determinants of health within a framework that maximizes their skills while helping organizations systematically approach these challenges.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Training, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, DEI Support for Staff, Patient Support, Training

Societal Factors That Influence Health

05/15/2019

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

Screening for Social Needs: Guiding Care Teams to Engage Patients

06/05/2019

This toolkit aims to help hospitals and health systems facilitate sensitive conversations with patients about their nonmedical needs that may be a barrier to good health.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Health Equity Resources

03/04/2021

To support hospitals and health systems starting from different points on their journey to strengthen health equity, the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) is preparing four new guidance and resource toolkits to share evidence-based practices to inform organizational next steps. Look for additional IFDHE toolkits to be released throughout 2021.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance

Digital Is the Next Frontier of Health Equity

04/07/2021

Many of the digital solutions we relied on during the pandemic will remain, making digital health equity, including digital access and literacy, even more important. As hospitals and health systems design and implement digital solutions, it will be imperative to take proactive steps so all individuals have the opportunity to engage with these tools.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Applying an Equity Lens to Digital Health

05/27/2021

Reliance on digital tools can exacerbate barriers to care among certain populations and may be less accessible to people with limited English proficiency. As these technologies become ubiquitous, now is the time to examine digital health from an equity lens to ensure that no community is left behind.

Community Collaboration for Solutions, Strengthening Partnerships, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

06/07/2021

A time to connect and collaborate to advance community health, well-being, and equity, presented by AHA Community Health Improvement and the Institute for Diversity and Health 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

Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

09/13/2021

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.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Climate and Culture

Addressing Societal Factors that Influence Health Presentation

09/15/2021

Social determinants of health – where we live, work and play – have tremendous affect on one’s health, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity.  Help your organization and community better understand how social determinants impact your patients and neighbors as well as what hospitals are doing to address this important aspect of health, and what resources AHA has to help you further tackle related challenges including food insecurity and lack of transportation.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships, Understanding Your Community, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, DEI Support for Staff, Patient Support, Training, Systematic and Shared Accountability, Communication Strategy

Pathways to Population Health: An Invitation to Health Care Change Agents

09/15/2021

“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.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships, Understanding Your Community, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, DEI Support for Staff, Patient Support, Training, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Executive Leaders, Governing Bodies, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Climate and Culture, Inclusive, Local Sourcing, Strategic Plan Integration, Workforce Diversity, Systematic and Shared Accountability, Communication Strategy, Compensation and Incentives, Councils, Employee-Led Groups, Health Equity Champions, Internal Assessment

Evaluation of the National CLAS Standards

09/15/2021

This toolkit distills the elements of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards) framework and is intended to help guide the efforts of HCOs to evaluate the implementation of the National CLAS Standards across four settings: ambulatory care, behavioral health, hospitals, and public health.

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

A Comprehensive Framework and Preferred Practices for Measuring and Reporting Cultural Competency

01/11/2022

The report outlines a comprehensive framework—a road map—for measuring and reporting cultural competency, endorsed by NQF in 2008.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Workforce Diversity

Benioff Children's Hospital: Action Plan for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

01/11/2022

This is a comprehensive example of a Hospital's Action Plan providing recordings, handouts, and the plan itself. An action plan with a focus on DEI results in a an organization dedicated to the goals of fostering a more equitable workplace. A finalized action plan results in goals to move forward in practice, in one case committing to employee-led resource groups.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Workforce Diversity, Systematic and Shared Accountability, Employee-Led Groups

The REPAIR Project

01/12/2022

The REPAIR Project is a three-year initiative designed to address Anti-Black Racism in science and medicine. It recognizes that long-standing racial inequities in health, health care institutions and scholarship are a result of systemic race-based violence and racism in society as a whole, and seeks to open conversation and promote efforts to rectify and eliminate these problems.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Training, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Systematic and Shared Accountability, Employee-Led Groups, Health Equity Champions

Achieving Equity in an Evolving Healthcare System: Opportunities and Challenges

01/12/2022

This article presents challenges and offer recommendations for facilitating the process of eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity across diverse populations.

Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support