Disparities/Equity of Care

May 24, 2019
Hospitals and health systems value all individuals they have the opportunity to serve, and oppose discrimination against patients based on characteristics such as race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We have serious concerns that this proposal could weaken…
May 16, 2019
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing examining the impact of racial disparities and social determinants of health on maternal mortality.
May 8, 2019
Since announcing the strategic alliance between the AHA and UnidosUS last year, the organizations with leadership from the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have developed a number of resources and participated in various activities to advance health equity and eliminate gaps for the Latino…
May 7, 2019
An estimated 31 percent of pregnancy-related deaths occur during pregnancy, 36 percent during delivery or the week after, and 33 percent one week to one year after delivery.
Apr 18, 2019
We must address the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities that increase the risk of negative perinatal outcomes for women of color.
Apr 18, 2019
Health care organizations strive to advance the health of their communities every day. Addressing health equity improves the quality of care. For example, hospitals have invested in cross-cultural training and medical interpretation services for patients with limited English proficiency to enable…
Apr 15, 2019
During this National Minority Health Month, I encourage you all to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. and focus on diversity, inclusion and health equity to advance health across the nation.
Apr 8, 2019
America is growing more and more diverse every day. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts we will become a majority-minority country by 2045. Specifically, the multi-racial population is projected to be the fastest growing over the next several decades, followed by Asians and Hispanics. But diversity is…
Mar 28, 2019
At AcademyHealth’s 10th Health Datapalooza conference yesterday in Washington, D.C., Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, participated in a panel discussion focused on practical solutions to increasing diversity and inclusion for digital health…

Our Teams

Mar 20, 2019
There are 10 teams participating in the HCC program from around the country; they are featured here, along with community partners and descriptions of their projects.