AHA's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity held its latest Health Equity Innovation Summit on Monday in Region 6, which includes members from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota. Attendees included C-suite hospital leaders, community members and patient advocates who explored regional challenges and co-develop potential solutions to accelerate actions to advance health equity. The session was designed to be interactive and inclusive of diverse perspectives.

A fireside chat was moderated by Leon Caldwell, IFDHE’s senior director, health equity strategies and innovation. The session addressed how health systems and communities in the country are facing unprecedented public health and health care challenges, and how to use this historical time period for social innovation to advance health equity. Other speakers during the chat included Michael B. Jackson, vice president and global head of industries at DocuSign; Rahul Koranne, M.D., president and CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association; and Taj Mustapha, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, and chief equity strategy officer at M Health Fairview. Read more about what was discussed during the summit in IFDHE's latest blog post.

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