How are value and health equity connected? The best way to examine the connection between health equity and value is to start by understanding health equity. Health equity is achieved by providing care that does not vary in quality by personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location and socioeconomic status. Therefore, achieving health equity requires a concerted effort to increase opportunities to be healthier for everyone, including those for whom obstacles are the greatest. Research has shown that improvements in health equity can provide tremendous value to patients, hospitals and the health care delivery system. And, hospitals and health systems are employing a number of approaches to improve health equity and promote value.
AHA Value Initiative Members In Action: Montefiore Health System - The Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Montefiore Health System uses the Collaborative Care Model to better serve patients with significant medical and mental health conditions and socioeconomic…
In this webinar Rita Carreon, Deputy Vice President, Health with UnidosUS, and Jillian Warriner, manager of community benefit and health improvement at Sharp…
Rural hospitals are a crucial local access point for urgent medical services, primary care and prevention in their communities.
Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE Interdisciplinary Teams Reduce Readmissions
Spectrum Health – Grand Rapids, MI Telehealth Program Reduces Costs and Decreases Patient Transfers
Data & Insights
The State of Value: 2018 Snapshot is a members-only resource that aggregates data from a variety of sources, including the AHA Annual Survey and our inaugural…