AHA Special Bulletin
May 23, 2023
AHA Videos Highlight Conversations with Minneapolis Hospital Leaders and Community Partners on Health Equity and Transformation Following Murder of George Floyd
Videos can be used as a resource for conversations that you are having with your own teams and communities as we approach the three-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder
The AHA has released Rebuilding a New Minneapolis: From Tragedy to Transformation, a two-part video discussing how George Floyd’s murder on May 25, 2020, has transformed diversity, equity and inclusion work in Minneapolis and its surrounding communities.
Part 1 of the video features a conversation with hospital executives and senior health equity leaders at Allina Health, Children’s Minnesota and M Health Fairview. The discussion, which was moderated by Leon D. Caldwell, AHA senior director of health equity strategies, focuses on what the organizations did in the immediate aftermath of Floyd’s murder and how they helped lead efforts to rebuild their communities. Part 1 of the video was shared with those who attended AHA’s Accelerating Health Equity conference in Minnesota last week.
Part 2 of the video features a conversation with a group of health equity and diversity officers from Allina Health, M Health Fairview and Children’s Minnesota, as well as Minneapolis-based community partners. They discuss the work their organizations are doing to improve health outcomes, and the importance of having a collaborative approach to advance and sustain health equity in their communities.
You can access both parts of the video here. With the three-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder occurring later this week, the videos could be used as part of discussions you are having with your own team members.
ADDITONAL HEALTH EQUITY RESOURCES
The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Heath Equity last year launched the Health Equity Roadmap, a framework to help hospitals and health systems chart their own paths toward becoming more equitable and inclusive organizations. More than 1,000 hospitals and health systems have engaged with the Health Equity Roadmap journey by requesting the Health Equity Transformation Assessment. The Health Equity Roadmap features a suite of resources, including a Health Equity Action Library, to guide hospitals and health systems along their journey.
If you have further questions, please contact AHA at 800-424-4301.