Disparities/Equity of Care

Sep 18, 2018
The AHA Physician Alliance frames all resources and services within three fundamental values: Lead Well. Be Well. Care Well. Through our Five Questions with Clinician Leaders podcast, we regularly engage physician leaders on these three values. Below are samples of insights shared from fellow…
Sep 12, 2018
An estimated 8.8 percent (28.5 million) of U.S. residents lacked health insurance for the entire year in 2017, not statistically different from 2016, the Census Bureau reported today. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of people with health insurance coverage increased by 2.3 million, up to 294…
Aug 21, 2018
Hospitals, health systems and health care organizations can register today to participate as a host site for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s Fall Enrichment Program. The FEP is a 20-week, paid internship opportunity for diverse individuals who have graduated within the last two…
Aug 16, 2018
To achieve health equity, all of us—hospitals and health systems, allied hospital associations, and local, state and national stakeholders—will need to partner and prioritize the work that improves the health of our communities.  Leaders from the American Hospital Association, UnidosUS, and…
Aug 9, 2018
Where the Platform Takeover Leaves Hospitals What would the Uber/Amazon/Grubhub platform model look like in health care? wonders thought leader Ken Kaufman in his latest blog post. Although such a platform would be challenged by the complex nature of the field, major retailers and tech companies…
Aug 8, 2018
48% of health care organizations will have standardized collection of social determinants of health data by 2023.
In Futurescan 2018-2023, Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health and immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, offers thoughtful insights on the link between health care disparities and the social determinants of health. His article in the Society…
Aug 6, 2018
Creating a healthy community calls for focusing on diversity, inclusion and health equity, all of which are priorities at Navicent Health in Macon, GA. Since committing to the AHA #123forEquity pledge in 2015, the health system has taken measurable steps to minimize health care disparities and…
Jul 27, 2018
Navicent Health of Macon, GA, today received the 2018 AHA Equity of Care Award. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care…
Jul 18, 2018
Navicent Health of Macon, GA, will receive the 2018 AHA Equity of Care Award July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the…
Jun 28, 2018
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack opened the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s National Leadership & Education Conference today by affirming the AHA’s commitment to health equity, diversity and inclusion. He noted the association’s efforts to increase access to care in vulnerable…