Disparities/Equity of Care

Apr 20, 2018
The theme for this year’s National Minority Health Month, “Partnering for Health Equity,” couldn’t be timelier.   The AHA has long believed that tackling health disparities and promoting diversity in health care leadership is critical to ensuring the highest quality of care for everyone.…
Apr 18, 2018
The AHA's Health Research & Educational Trust and Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have launched the 2018 Population Health, Equity and Diversity Survey. Recently emailed to AHA-member CEOs for completion by May 4, the survey is designed to inform the field about hospitals' and health…
Apr 13, 2018
Hospitals and health systems may apply through May 7 for the AHA Equity of Care Award, which recognizes organizations participating in the AHA’s #123forEquity campaign for extraordinary success in advancing diversity and equity through data collection, leadership, cultural awareness and…
Apr 6, 2018
San Diego, CA, AHA Leadership Summit Wednesday, July 25, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT   The #123forEquity Training Symposiums were developed to help #123forEquity pledgers and endorsers successfully realize progress in four key areas that will provide the greatest opportunities…
Apr 6, 2018
Presented by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday, April 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET   Patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) face language barriers that can have adverse effects on safety and quality of care. Language data collection is…
Mar 12, 2018
Lessons Learned Presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, a 2017 AHA Equity of Care Award honoree  Since 2003, Moffitt Cancer Center has made health equity and inclusion a critical component for becoming an employer of choice, and for the delivery of equitable care across the patient-care spectrum…
Mar 9, 2018
The Institute's National Leadership and Education Conference is the premier health services conference on advancing health equity and managing diversity and inclusion. Senior health care executives, human resource directors, diversity specialists, consultants, trustees and others examine best…
Mar 7, 2018
Last month, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) recognized two health systems - Novant Health in Winston-Salem, NC and Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA - for their work in providing inclusive and equitable care.  "Both organizations take a system approach to embed equity…
Feb 14, 2018
The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity today released its February newsletter highlighting new resources and upcoming events and education opportunities related to diversity, health equity and inclusion. Among other items, the newsletter highlights the Institute’s Summer Enrichment Program,…
Feb 8, 2018
Strategies for Leadership
Introduction According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1900 only one in eight Americans was of a race other than white. Today, that ratio is one in four, and by 2050, an estimated one in three Americans will be African-American,Hispanic,Native American or Asian/Pacific Islander. In California,Hawaii…