Navicent Health of Macon, GA, today received the 2018 AHA Equity of Care Award. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, of which the AHA is a founder. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC; Regional Health in Rapid City, SD; and Cone Health in Greensboro, NC, were recognized as honorees. "This year's Equity of Care winner and honorees are pushing the field forward in diversity, inclusion and health equity," said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. "They have demonstrated that hospitals and health systems are committed to understanding the social determinants of health within their communities, and are on the frontlines of bridging the gaps of equity within the field." For more information, see the AHA news release.

Related News Articles

Blog
In this AHA Stat blog, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity President and CEO Duane Reynolds highlights various resources, programs and efforts to help…
Headline
Organizations that provide palliative or end-of-life care may apply through Aug. 16 for the 2020 Circle of Life Awards.
Headline
Hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations can sign up this week to host an intern for this year's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity…
Headline
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing examining the impact of racial disparities and social determinants of health on maternal mortality.
Insights and Analysis
AHA Leadership Summit offers disruptive strategies, unexpected solutions and unique perspectives to innovate health care
Headline
Since announcing the strategic alliance between the AHA and UnidosUS last year, the organizations with leadership from the Institute for Diversity and Health…