A new guide from the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative examines steps hospitals can take to increase supplier diversity. “As hospitals accelerate their improvement efforts in core areas that increase staff and leadership diversity and cultural competence, issues involving the economic relationship between health care systems and the communities they serve are growing in importance,” the guide notes. “One key factor in evaluating that economic relationship is supplier diversity.” The guide includes an overview of supplier diversity and action steps hospitals can take to increase their pipeline of diverse suppliers, as well as case studies from organizations with robust supplier diversity initiatives.