Health Care System

Jun 15, 2022
A new infographic provides a quick overview on the number of health systems in the U.S. AHA has defined two types of health care systems, and both involve an ownership, lease, sponsorship or contract-management relationship with a central organization.
Apr 1, 2022
Nine Regional Policy Board (RPBs) meet three times a year to foster communication between the AHA, its members, and state hospital associations. The RPBs provide input on public policy issues considered by the Board of Trustees, serve as ad hoc policy development committees when appropriate, and…
Jan 24, 2022
This article looks at how places like hospitals and health care centers, where mobility and accessibility should be a primary goal, are lacking. It provides some background on disability environments and the adjustments made by the time of publication. It also looks at physical access to health…
Jan 24, 2022
This white paper provides guidance on how health care organizations can reduce health disparities related to racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or…
Jan 24, 2022
This field report looks at culturally competent care, the benefits and needs, and case studies. The case studies offer recommendations and analysis.
Web Resource


Jan 24, 2022
This online resource is dedicated to treating patients from different cultures. It provides information on various cultures, providing basic history, information on religion, health practices, and experiences with Western medicine.
Jan 24, 2022
A 2-page document that provides strategies on how to challenge everyday explicit and implicit biases in interpersonal interactions. Strategies include using humor, asking questions, inviting discussion, and using direct communication among others and provides some examples on how to carry these out.
Jan 24, 2022
This resource provide simple practices that health professionals can incorporate to develop skills around speaking respectfully about disability.
Jan 23, 2022
The purpose of this tool is to ensure equity by creating a lens through which each Healthy King County Coalition Workgroup better understands who is impacted by our policies and practices.